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Gary Thompsonboard member, Fort Osage School DistrictTo the editor:After reading the Examiner report of April 12 regarding the Fort Osage School Board vote to retain a book challenged by a parent, “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” I feel it necessary to explain my decision to vote no on retaining this book in the Fort Osage School District.This book has profanity, sexual phrases and a degrading racial comment.

Updated at 9:08 PM

I love the movies, but most of the best these days are dark and brooding. I’m OK with that, but you need to break things up once in a while with a good screwball comedy from somewhere in the middle of the 20th century.Let’s...

Updated at 8:58 PM

Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has thrown down the gauntlet and his wallet to the National Rifle Association with $50 million of his own funds to create the Everytown For Gun Safety organization.Everytown.org explains the...

Updated at 8:40 PM

Chrissy HoCheestudent, William Chrisman High SchoolTo the editor:I have been a part of the William Chrisman High School girls basketball program for six years. The past four years with Coach Thompson have been nothing but the...

Updated at 8:32 PM

To celebrate the newly created “Massachusetts Craft Brewers Trail,” the Massachusetts Brewers Guild and the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources are taming with local breweries to host launch parties next week.

Updated at 8:29 PM

Brioenne Burnsstudent, William Chrisman High SchoolTo the editor:I wanted to express my concern about Coach Thompson. I am trying to respect your decision, but I also feel compelled to let you know how...

Updated at 8:17 PM

Martin WalshGlendale, Mo.To the editor:What a coincidence! We celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act the same week the Missouri legislature voted to restrict voting rights with voter...

Updated at 7:40 PM

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FORT LEONARD WOOD, MISSOURI- Karen Hood, CTIS, Marketing Relations Manager of Pulaski County Tourism Bureau & Visitors Center has been recognized as Community Supporter of the Quarter by United States Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence.

Updated at 7:11 PM

WASHINGTON – Albert Pujols smiled as he explained why he felt the need to apologize to his wife Deidre for hitting homer No. 500 so quickly after No. 499.She had planned to be there in person once he got within one of the...

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