Posted at 8:29 AM

Animals are like us in many ways. They have the same illnesses we do, the same conditions, and sometimes the same injuries. As humans we don't want people to treat us differently if we suffer from an illness or have a handicap. The same goes for animals. They just want to be loved, just like humans do. When my dog Meggie had bone cancer we had to amputate her left rear leg. Once she recuperated she just got up and started walking. Animals are resilient that way. We should be too.

Posted at 8:00 AM

The sharp fall in global commodity prices is starting to have an impact on North Korea, economists say, hurting a state that relies heavily on exports of minerals to keep its economy afloat — and its gargantuan military funded.

Posted at 8:00 AM

Everyone who was in the original "Star Trek" TV series eventually came to terms with its pop-cult status, starting with the fact that "Star Trek" is a life sentence.

Posted at 7:58 AM

These orphans are available for adoption through the Regional Animal Shelter, 21001 E. Missouri 78, Independence; 816-621-7722.

Posted at 7:55 AM

50 YEARS AGOThe following items were taken from Feb. 21 through 27, 1965, Examiner.• David Stoenner, 16, a Fort Osage High School junior, is one of the winners honored in the Freedoms...

Posted at 7:07 AM

Central Jackson County Fire Protection District announced on Friday that it will add a full-time ambulance in response to increasing call volume throughout the district, coupled with residential and commercial growth and the number of new senior...

Posted at 6:43 AM

By David A. LiebThe Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY – Touted as one of the first interstate highways, a 200-mile span of Interstate 70 between suburban St. Louis and Kansas City stands as a prime example of the...

Posted at 6:38 AM

When I said goodbye to the place Dad called home for the last four years, I walked out with two items. His poker chip holder and a radio. He had more than two items in his room, but that's all I could handle – not physically, but...

Posted at 6:22 AM

Olivia Kerr was bouncing off the walls of Angela Danzo’s Prairie Branch Elementary kindergarten classroom.Her little brother, D.J. O’Dell, was about to be the recipient of a surprise party celebrating his final chemotherapy...

Posted at 6:01 AM

Cam F. Awesome took up boxing as a young teenager for the dual purpose of building his confidence and losing weight.Then, he became so successful as a boxer that the confidence turned into arrogance and cost him a spot in the 2012 Summer...

Posted at 5:14 AM

With less funding and increased costs, Missouri libraries face a major challenge.Libraries across the state are already experiencing funding cuts, which could potentially worsen with Gov. Jay Nixon’s proposed budget for 2016 that...

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