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Updated at 11:32 PM

There are reasons to be optimistic about the economy for the rest of the year, but long-term concerns loom as well, an economist told a local development group on Friday.Kansas City has notable strengths, including schools that still focus on training for in-demand jobs.“This is something that has always been at the heart of what Kansas City does,” Chris Keuhl of Armada Corporate Intelligence said at the annual meeting of the Independence Economic Development...

Updated at 11:08 PM

Valley Speedway in Grain Valley will remain open for the rest of its current season as the city asks the owner to sit down and work out a new permit to operate.In a nearly six-hour meeting Thursday night, including a four-hour hearing, the...

Updated at 11:06 PM

Westlake Ace Hardware has teamed up with the Kansas City Salvation Army to help collect money for fans this summer.The hardware chain is kicking off its Salvation Army Fan Drive with a donation of 100 box fans for low-income seniors,...

Updated at 10:51 PM

The Fort Osage Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held their June meeting with a brunch at the home of Regent Christine Hughes of Blue Springs. We were pleased to have Mary Jean Eisenhower (the granddaughter of Dwight D. and...

Updated at 10:50 PM

By Christine Ann HughesThe Fort Osage Chapter Missouri State Society Daughters of the American Revolution was honored by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, D.C., on June 27, with...

Updated at 10:42 PM

Animals Best FriendsAnimals Best Friends has two new very sweet rescue dogs that desperately need a home. These boys have had very rough lives and need a family or families who will give them the love and care they so genuinely...

Updated at 10:41 PM

The performing family of George Dyer presented a concert on July Fourth that kept fans of all ages and tastes cheering and rising to their feet.The free concert was the first event of the City of Independence Fourth of July Celebration...

Updated at 10:39 PM

Walkies on the SquareYou can bring your dog up to the Independence Square next week for a sidewalk sale, a hot dog eating contest and the free Moonlight Movie.It’s being billed as the...

Posted at 10:00 PM

A trio of University of Missouri athletes who are local high school graduates have been recognized by the Southeastern Conference for their academic success.Mackenzie Sykes, a senior on the Mizzou softball team and a Blue Springs High...

Posted at 9:05 PM

How do you solve a problem like Saul Goodman? According to Better Call Saul showrunner

Posted at 8:05 PM

AMC has given a straight-to-series order to martial arts drama Badlands, the network announced Friday.Loosely based on the classic Chinese tale "Journey to the West," Badlands is a genre-bending series that tells the...

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