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A quick look around St. Mary’s Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab unit and you might think it’s not much more than an in-house gym. Yes, there are trainers, treadmills and other exercise equipment. But a closer look reveals we also have things such as an armogometer, which I’ll talk about soon and which is not found in most fitness clubs.The other big difference between us and a gym, is a dedicated staff of certified health care professionals dedicated to...

Posted at 8:00 AM

The honors keep rolling in for Truman High School graduate Paige Parker, The Examiner’s 2013 Softball Player of the Year.She recently was named a first-team All-American by StudentSportsSoftball.com, and Monday morning, in a...

Posted at 7:52 AM

Jackson County is taking steps to help businesses owned by women and minorities have a better shot at winning county business.The county has a policy on inclusiveness that dates to 1983, but some county legislators have expressed...

Posted at 7:30 AM

The same Sedalia Post 642 buzzsaw that ripped through one Blue Springs American Legion team Saturday kept right on humming against the other one Sunday in the Zone 2 East Tournament finals at Hidden Valley Park.The Post 642 Travelers rang...

Posted at 7:01 AM

Three abandoned homes are either being razed or refurbished as part of a revitalization effort in northwestern Independence.Twelve Blocks West, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to promote safe and stable neighborhoods throughout...

Posted at 6:34 AM

The Lee’s Summit Outlaws have become familiar with winning postseason baseball tournaments.With Sunday afternoon’s 14-5 victory over the Lee’s Summit Post 189 Pirates in the Zone 2 West Tournament finals at the...

Posted at 6:00 AM

TUESDAY, JULY 22AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL7 p.m. — Zone 2 All-Star Game, Hidden Valley ParkTHURSDAY, JULY 24AMERICAN LEGION...

Posted at 5:30 AM

With a resolution Monday, City Council threw its support behind a future of increased renewable electric energy in Independence.The resolution, introduced by Council Member Scott Roberson, identifies the Council’s goals regarding...

Updated at 1:02 AM

There is a mouse in the house. Well, not the house, the office.Quite often, I have little visitors in the office who like M&M’s. We have an M&M machine which generously releases M&M’s into a little one’s...

Updated at 1:01 AM

Congress is trying to avert a large slowdown in federal highway funding, but three congressional aides said their bosses want to see a long-term solution.“We have a problem. It needs to be funded. It needs to be long range,”...

Posted at 1:01 AM

Adding to the discussion about whether children need to work harder to achieve the standards set by the Common Core curriculum is a renewal of the controversy over innate ability vs. practice. A recent paper in the journal Psychological Science...

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