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Federal court rules charities can refuse adoption to gay couples

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Christian adoption agencies cannot be forced by the state to place adoptive children with same-sex couples. In a ruling that affects adoption agencies nationwide, a federal judge handed down the decision in ...

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National Review columnist from Kansas puts defeat of Value Them Both into perspective

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Pro-life Americans may be discouraged after the defeat of the proposed Value Them Both amendment in Kansas on Tuesday. Ramesh Ponnuru, a native Kansan and senior editor of “National Review,” wrote a ...

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California prohibits travel to states that ban breast removal on ‘transgender’ kids

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California is banning travel to more states who are banning breast removal and other surgeries on children who believe they are transgender. California Attorney Gen. Robert Bonta issued an edict preventing employees ...

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Churches cutting ties to Kanakuk Kamps over massive sex abuse scandal

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First Baptist Church in West Plains, Mo., has cut ties with Kanakuk Kamps near Branson because of the way it handled concerns about sexual abuse of campers. The announcement comes as churches ...

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Missouri Legislature considers how to spend millions in opioid settlement

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Missouri legislators are discussing how to spend the $458 million the state was awarded in a settlement from the nation’s top opioid producers. The state will receive the money from Johnson & ...

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Former news anchor Mark Alford raises more than $200,000 in congressional bid

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Mark Alford, the former Fox 4 News anchor running for Congress in Missouri’s 4th District, has raised more than $200,000 in less than three months. Alford, who left the station late last ...

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Missouri remains one of freest states, while Kansas not so much

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Missouri is the 11th-freest state in the nation, while Kansas ranks 27th, according to the new Cato Institute Freedom in the 50 States report. The Cato Institute is a libertarian think tank ...

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Bones of Missouri state dinosaur discovered in southeastern part of state

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A skeleton of the Missouri state dinosaur, the Parrosaurus missouriensis, has been found in Southeast Missouri. Guy Darrough, who discovered the bones, said the skeleton of this particular type of dinosaur has ...

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Alliance for Life assists organizations working for the unborn

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Now more than ever, the fight for the lives of the unborn has waged into a widescale war. An administration that does not believe in the sanctity of human life, courts that ...

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Despite arrests, sex trafficking remains prevalent in Missouri

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Platte County, Missouri prosecutors say 29-year-old Sean D. Green of Lee’s Summit faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of sex trafficking charges. His arrest came after an undercover operation ...

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Amazon loses advantage with new Missouri sales tax

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Online retailers such as Amazon will lose the sales tax advantage over local businesses as a new Missouri law goes into effect. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed legislation that will allow Missouri-based ...

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St. Louis sues state over new Second Amendment Protection Act

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St. Louis and St. Louis County have filed a lawsuit to block Missouri’s recently enacted Second Amendment Protection Act. The lawsuit asks the court to declare the new law unconstitutional on both ...

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Submissions sought for Missouri Bicentennial time capsule

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The Missouri Bicentennial time capsule is seeking submissions from clubs, schools, community groups, churches, businesses and government agencies to commemorate the state’s bicentennial this year. The deadline to submit to the time ...

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Washington State mandates Critical Race Theory in K-12 schools

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Washington State has become one of the first states to actually mandate the teaching of the controversial Critical Race Theory in public schools. Supporters of the bill contend it would help educators ...

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Kansas votes to end mask mandate imposed by Gov. Kelly

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Lawmakers in Kansas have voted to end a short-lived statewide coronavirus mask mandate extension put in place by Gov. Laura Kelly. She extended the order last week but a new law allows ...

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Statewide ice cream social planned for 200th anniversary

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Missourians are encouraged to participate in a statewide ice cream social to celebrate the 200th birthday of the state. Although the event will be held Aug. 10, 2021, Missouri’s statehood day, the planning ...

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Coalition of state AGs to fight unconstitutional Biden acts

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Six state attorneys general have notified President Joe Biden that they would challenge any potentially unconstitutional executive actions or federal overreach. “We stand ready to meet with your administration to discuss more ...

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Poll: Missourians support term limits by wide margin

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By an overwhelming majority, Missourians favor term limits. According to a new poll conducted by Scott Rasmussen, voters want the state legislature to advance and defend limits at all levels of government. ...

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Illinois Democrats push through statewide ‘defund the police’ bill in middle of night

Illinois‘ law enforcement community is warning Illinois citizens about a bill they say would effectively defund the police in the state. HB 163 could be passed the Illinois General Assembly‘s “lame duck” ...

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Trump campaign files challenge to Pennsylvania in U.S. Supreme Court

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The Trump re-election campaign has filed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court ruling. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court had upheld changes to the election process made by ...

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Gov. Parson inauguration will tie into Missouri bicentennial

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Gov. Mike Parson intends to commemorate the beginning of Missouri’s bicentennial year when he takes the oath of office in January. “There’s a lot of focus around celebrating the state’s rich heritage ...

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Thanksgiving gathering guidelines reveal an astonishing level of government overreach

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When we get to the point where individuals find it “natural” for the government to tell us how to take turns eating our Thanksgiving turkey, a pandemic is the least of our ...

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Veterans Hall of Fame inducts first class at state capitol

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Veterans Day is fast approaching, and Missouri honored several of its heroes last week with induction to the Veterans Hall of Fame last week in Jefferson City. Joseph Frank, an Army veteran ...

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VOTER GUIDE: Missouri state offices

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Missouri’s state wide race generally coincide with presidential election years. As part of our voter guide, here are the candidates for this year’s state wide executive offices including Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer, ...

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State Board of Accountancy opens investigation of Auditor Nicole Galloway

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Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway, who also is the Democrat candidate for governor, is now under investigation by the Missouri State Board of Accountancy. The investigation is in response to a complaint filed ...

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