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Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium opens new 650,000-gallon aquarium

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The much anticipated Sobela Ocean Aquarium at the Kansas City Zoo & Aquarium opened to the public on Friday morning. The 650,000-gallon aquarium features six zones with 34 habitats that tell the ...

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“The B-R-R is back”: Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts cold, snowy winter for Missouri and Kansas

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Missourians and Kansans weary of the hot summer can brace for a cold, snowy winter. The latest edition of “The Old Farmer’s Almanac” predicts cold temperatures and widespread snow for Great Plains ...

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Latest strain of COVID is like the common cold

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Do you have a slight cold? It could be the latest variant of COVID. The Omicron subvariant EG.5 is now the primary variant in the United States and, like other sub-variants, is ...

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Tomato troubles? Here’s some tips

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Extreme heat, drought, torrential rains, and hungry critters may be wreaking havoc on your garden. After weeding, watering, and waiting you may be finding less, diseased, or misshapen tomatoes. Don’t give up. ...

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FCA expects to set new record with 100,000 camp attendees this year

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Not all of the news coming out of U.S. schools is negative. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes believes it can set a new record for attendees of its camps in 2023, with ...

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Work to widen I-70 from Kansas City to St. Louis set to begin this summer

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Relief is on the way for drivers tired of the heavy traffic on Interstate 70 between Kansas City and St. Louis. Work on the long-awaited widening of the 200-mile stretch will begin ...

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Ongoing drought makes fireworks safety extra important

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More than 93 percent of Missouri is facing drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. State Fire Marshal Tim Bean urges extra caution when celebrating Independence Day with fireworks under these ...

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State, local officials advise caution during current heatwave

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The predicted heatwave for the Kansas City area arrived right on schedule. “Predictable is preventable, and this is a situation that is very predictable the next few days.” assistant Kansas City Fire ...

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Plan ahead for safety in Missouri and Kansas summer sun

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Summer in both Missouri and Kansas can be not only uncomfortably hot but also potentially dangerous for vulnerable people such as the elderly or those with certain health conditions. “Just take precautions,” ...

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Kansas City metro area is filled with free family attractions this summer

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Keeping the kids entertained all summer while staying on budget is a challenge that every family faces. Fortunately, the Kansas City area offers a wide range of free options. Metro Voice is ...

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The perfect summer spaghetti from pantry staples

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The key to a flavor-packed spaghetti made from pantry ingredients is making the most of the garlic. We mince our garlic to make sure that all of it cooks at the same ...

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Aladdin fulfills summer childhood wishes

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Three wishes for the kids this summer include Aladdin, Aladdin, and Aladdin The school year ended last week for many around the metro last week. Kick off a great summer by attending ...

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New movie “Between Mercy and Me” helps Christians address racial issues

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A new movie being released shortly after the upcoming Juneteenth celebration will help Christians have honest conversations about sensitive racial issues. “Between Mercy and Me” features an original musical score and standout musical ...

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“Kids Ride Free!” all summer on Topeka city buses

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Topeka kids can now look forward to a break from school, with summer right around the corner, as well as free transportation around Topeka on city buses. Since the summer of 2013, ...

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Final season of Fire in the Hole highlights summer at Silver Dollar City

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“Fire in the hole!” Generations of area families are familiar with that cry from the popular ride at Silver Dollar City in Branson. “More than 25 million guests have been entertained by ...

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The Lake of the Ozarks to get $300 million “Oasis” family fun development 

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Families soon will have more reasons than just boating, swimming and fishing to visit the Lake of the Ozarks. Developers have announced plans for the Oasis at Lakeport development. The $300 million ...

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The Garden Club of Shawnee will hold Garden Sampler Tour

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After a four-year hiatus, the Garden Club of Shawnee will host its popular Garden Sampler Tour on June 10, 2023 The tour features five unique Shawnee neighborhood gardens exhibiting creative ideas for ...

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‘The Greatest Showman’ remains a favorite

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A musical that celebrates marriage, family, and the American Dream. Impossible, right? Not if it’s “The Greatest Showman“. The film, which hit theaters in 2017 is the best movie musical to appear ...

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Music, rides, livestock and Casting Crowns on tap as Missouri State Fair opens this week in Sedalia

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Summer is winding down, but the fun is about to start at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. The popular event opens on Thursday. The celebration of Missouri’s agriculture, which dates to ...

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12 inches and counting as rain deluges St. Louis region

Large swaths of St. Louis remain under water after historic rainfall fell through Tuesday morning. Emergency officials are concerned that additional rain forecast for Wednesday will cause additional flooding. The rain broke ...

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Extreme heat poses challenge for ministries serving area homeless

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With Kansas City temperatures rising the 100s this week, City Union Mission is just one ministry serving the homeless that says the heat is a deadly situation. The heat wave is forecast ...

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Ben & Jerry’s sues to keep ice cream out of Israel

The Ben & Jerry’s ice cream company this week filed a U.S. federal lawsuit against its parent company Unilever, in a bid to torpedo an agreement that would permit ongoing sales in ...

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Casting Crowns to headline Missouri State Fair Aug. 16

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Casting Crowns will appear at the Missouri State Fair Tuesday, Aug. 16. This year’s Fair theme is “Buckets of Fun,” and runs Aug. 11-21, 2022, in Sedalia. The group, off of a ...

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Perfect summer reading: ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’

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There are few books that encompass the soul of summertime; “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” is one of them. In it, the glorious line between romanticism and realism blurs in a haze ...

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Thousands of cattle die as heat wave continues across region

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Record heat across Missouri and Kansas may contribute to already soaring meat prices. As many as 10,000 cattle already have died in Kansas because of high temperatures. One shocking video posted to ...

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