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The Independence School District will be asking voters for a 24-cent tax levy increase on the April 7 ballot.If passed, the current district operating levy of $4.43 per $100 of assessed valuation will be adjusted to $4.67.According to the ballot language, the levy increase will fund capital improvements, such as HVAC upgrades and roof replacements throughout district facilities, plus fund staffing that is needed to reduce the student-teacher ratio throughout the district, if...

Updated at 11:42 PM

Tom Woods is stepping up as his industry, home construction, adapts to new and challenging conditions.Woods, president of Woods Custom Homes in Blue Springs and a builder for more than 40 years, this month became chairman of the board of...

Updated at 11:41 PM

WHAT: William Chrisman High School presents “Pride and Prejudice” by Helen Jerome and adapted from the novel by Jane Austen.Based on the literary classic, Elizabeth Bennet experiences the trials and...

Updated at 11:39 PM

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri lawmakers and state elected officials likely will receive a pay increase after some state Senate Democrats successfully filibustered Wednesday, stalling efforts to block the raise.A state commission in...

Updated at 11:39 PM

Retired Navy Chief Logistics Specialist Leticia Baugher – who hails from Independence – joined the Navy to 1996. During her more than 18 years of service, she most enjoyed meeting new people at her various duty stations. She is...

Updated at 11:37 PM

ST. LOUIS — Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich launched his gubernatorial campaign aggressively Wednesday, accusing his Republican primary rival of being "bought and paid for" by a wealthy donor and questioning the ethics of his potential...

Updated at 11:35 PM

A bomb threat was made to Blue Springs High School on Tuesday, the Blue Springs School District reported.According to assistant superintendent Scott Young, the call came in around noon Tuesday from an anonymous out-of-state phone...

Updated at 11:26 PM

Moments after Wednesday morning’s practice session, Missouri Mavericks announcer Bob Rennison stopped the newest member of the team, high-octane forward Geoff Walker for a brief interview and photo.The interview will be aired...

Updated at 11:24 PM

Tori Squiers jokingly wonders when she’ll get to join the long-range parade that Grain Valley girls basketball games can sometimes become.She doesn’t mind her teammates taking all the 3-pointers, provided they’re...

Updated at 11:21 PM

There’s nothing quite like watching a Division I athlete in his prime, dominating all phases of a game for an undefeated team.Because of my involvement with the Missouri Mavericks and Missouri Comets, who have played so many Tuesday...

Updated at 11:20 PM

Van Horn High School assistant baseball coach, Richie Shust, left, recently received the Missouri Class IV Assistant Baseball Coach of the Year. The award was presented Jan. 16 at the annual Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association...

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