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Kansas, Missouri team up on national security issues

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The states of Missouri and Kansas are teaming up on an initiative to raise awareness of national security operations in the Midwest. The National Security Crossroads is a branding effort to draw ...

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Photo ID for voting is back on agenda for Missouri Legislature

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Jay Ashcroft, Missouri secretary of state, is giving it another shot to legislate photo ID requirements for voting. Polls show Missourians favor voter ID. “If you show up with a cable bill, ...

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Democrats vote to eliminate pro-life Hyde Amendment

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House Democrats voted this week to eliminate the Hyde Amendment, fulfilling the fears of pro-life voters across the nation. The longstanding legislative provision for decades ensured U.S. taxpayer dollars don’t go to ...

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Congress moves to rename your town or state over ‘racist’ names

Democrat lawmakers are moving to rename places around the nation that they claim have racist history or bigoted names. But included in the review will be the names of cities, states and ...

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States ending extra unemployment see huge increase in people finding jobs

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States that withdrew from the federal pandemic unemployment bonus in June saw improving jobs numbers and fewer individuals filing for benefits compared to other states, according analysis of federal data. The states, ...

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Unemployment ticks up even as more jobs added

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The nation’s unemployment ticked up in June as the economy struggles with hiring, surging inflation and fear over the cost of the Biden infrastructure plan. The unemployment rate jumped to 5.9 percent from ...

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Power grab: Democrats introduce bill to override state pro-life laws

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Congressional Democrats last week introduced a bill that would override state restrictions on third-trimester abortions. The Women’s Health Protection Act would allow abortion all the way up until birth and has been ...

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Babylon Bee pokes fun at Missouri, Kansas over vaccine enticements

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The satirical website Babylon Bee released a story on what states are giving away to encourage residents to get vaccinated. Included on list, which pokes fun at all 50 states, are “Free ...

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Planning a vacation? Here’s the states that still have mask mandates

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If you’re planning a summer vacation you are probably wondering which states have mask mandates. More and more states are dropping the regulations as Covid rates decline and pushback from the public ...

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Utah Governor signs phone porn filter law

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Smartphones and tablets will have a porn filter after the governor of Utah signed a new law meant to protect children. The law, which was signed Tuesday, requires a filter blocking pornography ...

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Attorneys general from 21 states challenge part of Democrat stimulus bill

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Attorneys general from 21 states are challenging the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill as an “unprecedented and unconstitutional infringement” on state sovereignty. Deep in the bowels of the 5,500-page bill is language that ...

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Missouri bill to ditch the property tax fails in legislature

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An attempt to end Missouri’s personal property tax failed to get enough votes to pass this week. The measure, which would have saved taxpayers $1.4 billion, would bring the state in line ...

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Where does your state compare to those with highest tax rates?

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A new report lists the states with the lowest and highest tax rates. A survey by WalletHub  found that four blue and one red state topped the list. Illinois came in as ...

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Facebook settles lawsuit over ‘creepy’ tag photo facial recognition

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The “tag” a friend photo feature on Facebook has been dealt a huge privacy blow. A federal judge on Friday gave final approval to a settlement and ordered the 1.6 million plaintiffs who ...

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Missouri legislation would ban Big Tech from censoring users

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Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill that would prevent social media and other Big Tech companies from censoring users. The “Stop Social Media Censorship Act” from Rep. Jeff Coleman would prohibit social ...

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Biden proposes state travel ban while increasing migrant entries

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President Joe Biden is being called out for hypocrisy after he floated a ban on Americans traveling to Florida and other states over Covid fears.  The suggestion comes as his administration prepares ...

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Missouri and Kansas among top 10 pro-life states

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Kansas City is on the border of two of the most pro-life states in the nation. Kansas ranks No. 6 and Missouri is No. 8 in the 2021 Life List from Americans ...

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Missouri ranks fifth in the nation in economic recovery from pandemic

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The Missouri recovery is full steam ahead as the economy comes back strong from the pandemic. The state had the nation’s fifth-best employment recovery in November, according to a report released last week. ...

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17 states have now joined Supreme Court election lawsuit

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In a public show of unity that spans the nation, seventeen states have joined the Texas lawsuit before the Supreme Court to challenge the 2020 election results in four battleground states. The states ...

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Covid restrictions causing food insecurity among Americans

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As some governors re-enforce partial or total Covid lockdowns across the nation, many Americans are concerned about being able to feed their families. Food insecurity is highest in states with lockdowns and ...

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Where each state stands on lockdowns and restrictions

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Just in time for Christmas, state governors and local authorities are re-instituting full or partial lockdowns. The actions come as several lawsuits, claiming they are unconstitutional, wind their way through the nation’s ...

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Americans more accepting of churches defying lockdown orders today than in March

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The American public is much more accepting of churches defying coronavirus lockdown orders today than they were last spring. Paul Djupe, an affiliated scholar with the Public Religion Research Institute, and Ryan ...

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Biden: no lockdown as scientists sign letter warning of their dangers

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As 50,000 scientists and doctors sign an open letter against lockdowns, Joe Biden said Thursday that he would not try to impose a nationwide lockdown. He went on to say that a ...

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Kansas and Missouri in bottom half of most charitable states: study

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As the giving seasons begins, Missouri and Kansas have a ways to go to catch up with the most charitable states in the nation. Missouri ranked No. 24 and Kansas came in ...

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Attorneys general from across nation sue Pennsylvania over ballots

Attorneys general from across the nation are joining a lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania mail-in ballots before the U.S. Supreme Court, according to multiple reports. Missouri’s AG is now one of them. A spokesperson for Missouri Attorney ...

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