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Exurb counties breaking from Missouri urban areas on reopening plans

Virus Outbreak Missouri

Leaders of counties on the edge of Missouri’s two metropolitan areas are showing an increasing urge to end business shutdowns necessitated by the coronavirus, breaking with urban leaders who have extended stay-at-home orders for several weeks. The majority of confirmed ...

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Kansas City to ask Florida’s help to end gun violence issue

For years, Kansas City has suffered from one of the highest homicide rates among big American cities. And while it still hasn’t quite reached levels seen in St. Louis or Baltimore, there’s reason to be pessimistic. Some cities with violent ...

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Missouri governor pitches plan to address violent crime

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson this week called for a new state savings fund and reaffirmed his support for gun rights in face of a spike in violence in the state’s biggest cities. Parson identified both as top goals for the ...

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Missouri governor pitches plan to address violent crime

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson this week called for a new state savings fund and reaffirmed his support for gun rights in face of a spike in violence in the state’s biggest cities. Parson identified both as top goals for the ...

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Missing transgender teen misidentified, LGBT groups speak up

A frightened Kansas City mother rushed to the nearest police station one afternoon in September after her 14-year-old hadn’t come home from school. At the front desk, Judith Boris shared every detail she could think of that could help police ...

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Missing transgender teen misidentified, LGBT groups speak up

A frightened Kansas City mother rushed to the nearest police station one afternoon in September after her 14-year-old hadn’t come home from school. At the front desk, Judith Boris shared every detail she could think of that could help police ...

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Justice Dept. plans crackdown on violent crime in 7 cities

The Justice Department announced a crackdown this week aimed at driving down violent crime in seven of the nation’s most violent cities. Attorney General William Barr released details of the initiative known as Operation Relentless Pursuit at a news conference ...

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