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Missouri declares state emergency over coronavirus

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Missouri followed other states on Friday when Missouri Gov. Mike Parson declared a state of emergency. The action came in response to two more presumptive positive cases, bringing the total to four ...

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‘Fixer’ for Catholic Church discusses how he cleaned up Missouri abuse cases

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A former monk, who describes himself as a “fixer” for the Catholic Church, said his job was to clean up messes left by reports of sexual abuse in Missouri. “Every one of ...

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How school choice has helped our families: A letter from two charter school parents

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We each make thousands of decisions in our lives, from large (Should I get married, and to whom?) to small (Should I have that extra slice of pie?). But one of the ...

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Missouri offers numerous choices for celebrating Christmas season

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Missourians don’t have to travel far to get into the Christmas spirit. The website OnlyInYourState.com offers these suggestions for cities in the Show-Me State. St. Charles celebrates the holidays in a huge ...

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MO Supreme Court to hear Planned Parenthood arguments for taxpayer money

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The Missouri Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday morning in Jefferson City in a key case involving the Planned Parenthood of St. Louis’s legal dispute to force the State of Missouri ...

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Area highways very busy for Thanksgiving travel

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A record 55 million Americans are traveling this week, journeying 50 miles or more away from home to celebrate Thanksgiving with three storms spanning the country. How will holiday travel affect Kansas and Missouri drivers? Those ...

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Several local communities rank high in survey of family-friendly Missouri cities

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Missouri boasts a number of great places to raise a family, but its two largest cities are not among them. Kansas City ranked 71st in a recent WalletHub survey, while St. Louis ...

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Episcopal Diocese of Missouri elects gay married man as bishop

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The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri last weekend elected a gay married man as its next leader. The vote was held during the annual convocation at Christ Church in St. Louis. Appearing by ...

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St. Louis faith leaders push for changes in Missouri juvenile sentencing guidelines

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Seventeen-year-old offenders automatically are prosecuted as adults in Missouri. A group of faith leaders is trying to change that and give prosecutors discretion in filing charges against juvenile suspects, according to KSDK-TV. ...

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Panel says hyperloop test track in Missouri could cost $500 million

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Will Missourians support the controversial hyperloop linking the state’s two largest cities? That’s the hope of a blue ribbon panel charged with investigating the idea. An announcement Monday afternoon by House Speaker ...

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Missouri has one of nation’s highest murder rates

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The Show-Me State has one of the nation’s highest murder rates – and it is climbing rapidly. Missouri had 7.9 murders per 100,000 residents in the period from 2013 to 2017, trailing ...

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Planned Parenthood opens Illinois abortion clinic to attract women from St. Louis

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Missouri has a pro-life governor and legislature, while Illinois has one of the most liberal climates for abortion in the nation. As abortion options dwindle in the Show-Me state, Planned Parenthood has ...

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Free tuition at Missouri’s ‘Ivy League’ Washington University

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Beginning next fall Missouri’s Washington University will offer free college to all qualifying students entering as first year freshmen and undergraduate students currently enrolled in the university. MissouriNet reports the plan is ...

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Missouri attorney general Eric Schmidt refers 12 Catholic priests for sexual abuse prosecution

A dozen former priests in Missouri have been referred for prosecution for sexual abuse. Attorney General Eric Schmidt made the referrals following a 13-month investigation of allegations made against members of Missouri’s ...

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Governor meets with city leaders to address gun violence

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This week, Missouri legislators and the governor have been meeting with St. Louis officials to address the city’s gun violence. St. Louis County Chief of Police Jon Belmar met with Gov. Mike ...

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Warren’s anti-police statements slammed by police

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Police chiefs across Massachusetts criticized Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a top Democratic presidential contender, for her comments about the shooting of Michael Brown. Warren, whose other comments recently have stirred controversy and eroded some of her ...

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State Auditor responsible for implementing Soros-funded redistricting, runs for Governor

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State Auditor Nicole Galloway is running for Missouri Governor in the 2020 election. The liberal Democrat has filed paperwork with the Missouri Ethics Commission to begin the campaign. Galloway has not yet ...

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More Missouri counties included in disaster relief request

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The state of Missouri has asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to expand last week’s federal disaster declaration for the state in two ways. Governor Mike Parson’s office is requesting FEMA ...

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‘Journey of Hope’ to stop in Topeka July 14 for second straight year

The Journey of Hope team will be arriving this year in Topeka Sunday, July 14, at the Kansas Neurological Institute (KNI) for a visit with residents. This stop comes immediately after a ...

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Abortions will continue through August at Missouri Planned Parenthood

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Missouri’s last abortion clinic will be allowed to operate until August after a decision today by the Administrative Hearing Commission.  The Planned Parenthood clinic has injured at least 74 women in botched ...

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No more abortions by Planned Parenthood in Missouri

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The last abortion clinic in the state of Missouri has again lost its license and cannot perform the procedure. The current license for the abortion center expired Friday and the Missouri Department ...

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West Quincy evacuated as levee breaches

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Residents continue to flee West Quincy, Mo. this morning as part of a mandatory evacuation, following a levee breach along the Durgens Creek. State Rep. Louis Riggs, R-Hannibal, says a levee from ...

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Missouri road closures from flooding near record levels

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As levees breach in Northeastern Missouri, officials now say 300 road and highway closures are in effect across the state. The Missouri Department of Transportation says that the closures include a 67-mile ...

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Congress to debate flood disaster relief for Missouri, other states

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The U.S. House is expected to bring up a $17 billion federal disaster relief package this week that involves helping Midwestern farmers, including in Missouri. Northern Missouri Republican Congressman Sam Graves tells ...

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Kansas City could get USDA research facility

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In recent years Kansas City has been trying to shed its old moniker as “Cowtown.” That may be more difficult as it’s considered for a new USDA site. Kansas City is among ...

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