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I don’t remember my family’s first color television set, I don’t remember our first eight-track tape player and I don’t remember our first touch-tone telephone.I do remember our first microwave oven. It was the size of a 1974 Ford Pinto. However, it had more power than a Pinto and, unlike the Pinto, the threat of an explosion caused by a rear-end collision was minimal.I thought of that old oven recently when I tried to cook a bowl of oatmeal in my...

Updated at 1:55 PM

Community breakfast at First ChristianThe First Christian Church will hold a community breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 30) and Sunday (Aug. 31) at the church, 125 S. Pleasant St., Independence.The menu...

Posted at 1:12 PM

To share your favorite photos, email to sheila.davis@examiner.net , post to us at 410 S. Liberty St., Independence, MO 64050 or bring by our office just south of the Square.

Updated at 12:08 PM

Tip of the WeekAs the school year begins, it’s important to keep kids energized and focused by providing them with healthy after-school snacks packed with key nutrients.

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The annual Santa-Cali-Gon festival on the Independence Square kicks off today.Hours are noon to 11 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday.The festival is free, though the carnival charges...

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Dollhouse fan favorite Enver Gjokaj has landed a role as a series regular on Marvel's 

Posted at 12:05 PM

Chelsea Clinton has decided to step down from her position at NBC News after three years, 

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