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An Independence home care attendant, and the Missouri Home Care Union, are asking for better pay and benefits for all attendants throughout the state.Larry Milum, who turns 75 today, is one of 8,000 attendants who assist more than 30,000 disabled or elderly Missourians at a minimum starting wage of $7.50 an hour before taxes, according to the union. Both Milum and the union say these are poverty wages and that the base pay needs to be increased to at least $11 an hour. Larry spoke...

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 29HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL7 p.m. — Blue Springs at Fort Osage7 p.m. — Liberty North at Blue Springs South7 p.m. — Grain Valley at St. Joseph...

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Billie Ray Preston, president of the Independence Rotary Club, on Thursday joined the long list of people across the community and across the country taking the Ice Bucket Challenge.And he wore a suit.In front of the Salvation Army...

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With the Santa-Cali-Gon festival opening today on the Independence Square, some government offices will close early for the Labor Day weekend.• Independence City Hall is open until 5 p.m., but the Municipal Court is closed for the...

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By Peter BeckerMore Content NowWe cannot believe that summer is almost over, and already 2015 calendars are appearing.

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This long Labor Day weekend, download an app that’s sure to help you out if you’re traveling, want to take some good pictures or are looking for a job.

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By Heidi Sheppard, Propel MarketingWith 200 million monthly active users, Instagram is a social marketing tool that shouldn’t be overlooked.

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George Santayana, the Spanish-American philosopher and novelist, once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” As increasingly aggressive police tactics are exposed across the country, discontent grows.

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War, Ebola, riots and racism, what can I do? I pray and some would jeer, “Why don’t you do something useful?”

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