Posted at 6:15 AM

As Tuesday’s primary nears, campaign donations keep coming in to local candidates. Late donations of $250 or more have to be reported immediately to the Missouri Ethics Commission. In races in which The Examiner has previously listed candidates’ finances, this week’s donations include $5,000 from the Ameren Missouri PAC (Ameren is an electric utility in eastern Missouri) to Rep. John Rizzo, D-Kansas City, running for the state Senate in District 11. Rizzo...

Posted at 6:08 AM

The other day, I received mail from a lady friend who told me of her recent visit to Washington, D.C., and her visit to the National Air & Space Museum and its annex. She told me that at the annex, on display was the B-29.... the "Enola...

Posted at 6:00 AM

With all of the hype and media coverage surrounding both the Democratic and Republican national conventions, many Americans who could not attend may be wondering about the chanting, flag-waving, and occasionally booing crowds they saw on TV.

Posted at 6:00 AM

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Posted at 5:35 AM

Dave Gresham of Independence says friends would come to the weekly meal at Stone Church Community of Christ in Independence, so he started coming, too. “We enjoy the company,” he said. “We enjoy the food, the...

Posted at 5:22 AM

A challenger is trying to unseat the incumbent Jackson County sheriff in next Tuesday’s Democratic primary, saying the sheriff needs to be more visible and questioning some actions in the department. “The current...

Posted at 5:20 AM

A pair of long-standing area Congressional incumbents will face challenges for their seats in the Aug. 2 primary, but they also appear to be favorites to retain those. DISTRICT 6 In the largely Republican district...

Posted at 5:10 AM

Though he technically took over as Independence Chief of Police last week, succeeding the retired Tom Dailey, Brad Halsey will be officially sworn in next week, a couple days before his 45th birthday. Halsey, a 24-year veteran of the...

Posted at 5:00 AM

Though the major party conventions have toned down in significance over the years and produced only modest polling bounces headed into the stretch, the fact that Hillary Clinton has been overtaken nationally by Donald Trump might give viability to...

Updated at 12:26 AM

Sisters are on my mind today, because I just got done having a relaxing, yet humorous, conversation with my sisters. And, in fact, as I write this I am stretched out on my sister Mary Grace’s bedroom floor trying to stay cool enough to...

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