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Education, health care big winners in Parson’s State of the State address

During his State of the State address, Gov. Mike Parson announced plans for a record-high $47 billion budget, including $2.5 billion increase for Medicaid, $600 million in higher education investments, $800 million in water/wastewater and broadband infrastructure, and pay hikes for teachers and state employees.

Kansas City News

Three area cities join Raymore as Communities for All Ages

Three area cities join Raymore as Communities for All Ages By Raymore Journal staff The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) honored three Kansas City region cities at the First Suburbs Coalition meeting for becoming more age friendly. Excelsior Springs, Missouri, achieved Gold Level status, which means the local governing body applied an “age lens” to a […]
Kansas City News

KC police investigating two overnight killings

KC police investigating two overnight killings By Raymore Journal staff Police in Kansas City, Missouri, are investigating two more killings, bringing the yearly total to 154. Police say a man was killed around 11 p.m. Wednesday in an altercation outside of an apartment building on East Linwood. The victim was “cut or otherwise injured,” according […]
Kansas City News

Man shot and killed while driving in Kansas City suburbs

Man shot and killed while driving in Kansas City suburbs By Raymore Journal staff Authorities say a man was likely shot and killed while he was driving near the Kansas City suburb of Raytown on Saturday. Kansas City Police spokesman Sgt. Jake Becchina said gunshots were reported around 11:45 a.m. Saturday. The officers who responded […]
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Chiefs rout stumbling Steelers 36-10 to clinch AFC West

Chiefs rout stumbling Steelers 36-10 to clinch AFC West By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer The chances that the Kansas City Chiefs would spend Sunday night celebrating their record sixth straight AFC West title seemed slim last week when Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce headlined an outbreak of COVID-19 within the team. Turns out the […]

Missouri News

Ashcroft’s office receives final redistricting House map

Ashcroft’s office receives final redistricting House map By Raymore Journal staff Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft expressed his congratulations to the bipartisan commission tasked with redrawing Missouri’s 163 House districts. The House Independent Bipartisan Citizens Commission finalized the new map by a unanimous vote.  The last time commission members agreed upon […]
Missouri News

Missouri House approves congressional redistricting bill

Missouri House approves congressional redistricting bill By Raymore Journal staff The members of the Missouri House have approved and sent legislation to the Senate that will establish new boundaries for Missouri’s eight congressional districts. The House approved the congressional redistricting plan (HB 2117) by a vote of 86-67. State Rep. Dan Shaul, who chairs the […]
Missouri News

Ray-Pec schools prep to close; AG Schmitt sues dozens of school districts

Ray-Pec schools prep to close; AG Schmitt sues dozens of school districts By Raymore Journal staff The Raymore-Peculiar School District is warning parents that students may go back to virtual learning if the rate of new COVID-19 cases continues its current trajectory. Meanwhile, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is suing nearly 40 school districts over […]
Missouri News

Education, health care big winners in Parson’s State of the State address

Education, health care big winners in Parson’s State of the State address By Raymore Journal staff Thanks to a massive injection of federal funding, Gov. Mike Parson has a record-breaking amount of money to disburse throughout Missouri, making room for a minor tax cut and higher wages for state employees and teachers. During his State […]

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Federal government exploring school discipline policies

Federal government exploring school discipline policies By Raymore Journal staff Research funded by the Department of Justice suggests that zero-tolerance discipline policies in schools may be counterproductive. How does that affect the Raymore-Peculiar School District’s approach to disciplinary action? A new study indicates there may be a link between zero-tolerance policies and feeling less safe […]
National News

USA Gymnastics, USOPC reach $380M settlement with victims

USA Gymnastics, USOPC reach $380M settlement with victims By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer The legal wrangling between USA Gymnastics and the hundreds of victims of sexual abuse by former national team doctor Larry Nassar, among others, is over after a $380 million settlement was reached. The fight for substantive change within the sport’s national […]
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Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” is Elon Musk

Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” is Elon Musk The Associated Press Calling him a “clown, genius, edgelord, visionary, industrialist, showman,” Time magazine has named Tesla CEO Elon Musk as its Person of the Year for 2021. Musk, who is also the founder and CEO space exploration company SpaceX, recently passed Amazon founder Jeff Bezos […]
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Insurer agrees to $800M settlement in Boy Scouts bankruptcy

Insurer agrees to $800M settlement in Boy Scouts bankruptcy By RANDALL CHASE Associated Press Attorneys in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case have reached a tentative settlement under which one of the organization’s largest insurers would contribute $800 million into a fund for victims of child sexual abuse. The agreement announced Monday calls for […]

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