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"What do you think of the legalization of marijuana?" the question was posed at a recent luncheon gathering of a group of my favorite lawyers, educators, and business people."It's legal in three states now, and it will be legal in Missouri before long," said another, albeit not with a tone of approval, by any means.This invoked a range of comments, observations, and opinions.First and foremost, contrary to popular myth, possession of marijuana for recreational purposes...

Posted at 8:37 AM

1 SUPERB ART - The annual Robert E. Tindall Scholarship Art Show and Sale opens for its nearly month-long run on Wednesday.The show features the work of Independence Art Association members as well as...

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...

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...

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