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PARKVILLE – Veterans of Foreign Wars National Commander William “Doc” Schmitz presented a $70,000 donation to Park University Nov. 6 for the university’s research initiative into the awarding or denying of World War I military service medals based on possible racial bias.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Most, but not all, domestic violence victims are women.

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ON THE ROUTE J bridge over Crooked River, the Missouri Department of Transporation’s construction engineer for Kansas City, Brian Burger, shows one of the several deteriorating spots to Gov. Mike Parson.

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RICHMOND – A sampling of quotes and footnotes – by no means comprehensive – provide a historical perspective that suggests how Western society in general, and particular individuals, asserted what amounted to nothing less than a divine decree that institutionalized dominance of men over wome…

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LAWSON – A woman threatened or abused physically by a boyfriend or spouse cannot find sanctuary in Ray County.

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HARDIN – Raising the minimum wage in Missouri had broad support from voters, passing by more than 62 percent in November 2018; however, unlike in Washington, D.C., no one discussed making the higher minimum wage apply to sheltered workshops.

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JEFFERSON CITY – Another legal obstacle put up by two of the three Clay County commissioners to block a petition-driven demand for a state audit of the county collapsed in court last week.

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HENRIETTA – Railing at the Henrietta aldermanic board, attorneys and city staff, Mayor Jim Lovern stormed out of City Hall without defending himself against impeachment, leaving only the special prosecutor to question witnesses.

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RICHMOND – More Americans lacked health insurance in 2018 versus 2017, the U.S. Census Bureau reported.

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RICHMOND – Missouri needs to add fiscal reality to the promise of fiscal conservatism, a Republican contender for Missouri governor, Rep. Jim Neely, M.D., said Tuesday.

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HIGGINSVILLE - The Bikers 4 Boomers Poker Run will stop at four locations Saturday, Aug. 17, all to raise money for senior centers in Higginsville, Odessa, Lexington and Concordia.

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PARKVILLE – Park University’s Center for Global Peace Journalism hosts events in the Kansas City area featuring historian, journalist and peacebuilder Rajmohan Gandhi, Ph.D., the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of his birth.

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KANSAS CITY – Lawmakers introduced bipartisan legislation directing the U.S. Mint produce Negro Leagues baseball commemorative coins in 2021.

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RICHMOND – The Ray County Fair’s Golden Anniversary offered participants and audiences a variety of activities that spanned eight days and included two weekends.

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HARDIN – About two months after overflowing the banks, Crooked River has receded to the point that the Missouri Department of Transportation has reopened Route J at Hardin.

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EFFERSON CITY – A former state representative and senator who ran unsuccessfully to represent Ray and other counties as a member of Congress, Maj. Gen. Steve Danner, has been replaced as the Missouri National Guard’s top officer.