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Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis can be very severe diseases, even for teenagers and adults. To help protect against these diseases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises vaccination with Tdap.According to the CDC, before vaccines were available as many as 200,000 cases of diphtheria and pertussis, and hundreds of cases of tetanus occurred in the United States each year. Since vaccination began, tetanus and diphtheria have dropped by about 99 percent and pertussis by...

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THURSDAY, JULY 31AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALLAmerican Legion Missouri State ChampionshipsAt Liberty Park Stadium, Sedalia4 p.m. — Game 1:...

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To applause from a standing-room-only crowd, the Jackson County Legislature on Monday repealed a seven-month old ordinance that banned firing weapons in much of the rural part of the county.County legislators said the rule was...

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At the same time that the failures of our educational system have given rise to the call for universal standards for achievement in basic subjects, criticism has also been heard that the pressure for academic achievement has led to a constricted...

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Tip of the Week

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Tip of the WeekInstead of a hefty investment in a full bathroom remodeling, some simple and affordable changes can make a noticeable difference. Here are some that can be done in a single weekend:

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July 29Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.Word of the Day

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ST. LOUIS — The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld privacy protections against police searches of cellphones, but Missouri voters looking to fortify those rights will get their chance next week.The Aug. 5 ballot measure known as...

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The 11-year-old boy who was killed in a two-vehicle car crash at the intersection of Blue Ridge Boulevard and Sterling Avenue in southwest Independence on Friday has been identified by police.Noah W. Stratton, 11, of Independence, died...

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St. Marys Medical Center of Blue Springs is to be sold to another hospital management company.Carondelet Health, the health-care system that owns the hospital, on Monday announced it has signed a letter of intent to sell St. Marys...

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Sixteen-year-old Mare Mule Bess Truman took her friend Rita Maley with her when she traveled from Independence to participate in the Mule Show at the Platte County Fair July 24. It worked out for both of them as they walked away with the First...

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