Updated at 2:34 PM

Timothy Egan ventures an answer to the question above:

Updated at 11:13 AM

Six local candidates for office on the Nov. 4 ballot are scheduled to be in a forum Monday night.The first includes the two candidates for the 4th District seat on the Independence City Council, Tom Van Camp and Laura Dominik. It’s...

Updated at 10:41 AM

Election Day is fast approaching — a fact of which you are no doubt aware, as political ads flood the airwaves, campaign messages clog your social media feeds and email inboxes, and candidates (often with their politically connected friends in tow)...

Updated at 10:20 AM

Q: What’s up with the controversy about breast cancer screening?A: Many factors must be considered to evaluate a screening test:- How common is the disease being screened for? The more common it is, the more people there are that...

Updated at 10:19 AM

Because so many people are on a diet or thinking about going on a diet, dieting is a very popular subject.Recently, two studies have been reported that add to the already existing data concerning dieting. In one study, researchers reviewed...

Posted at 11:16 AM

  A new kitchen installation will cost you about $55K for a high-end job these days and take a minimum of 15 to 20 weeks ... during...

Posted at 10:05 AM

Independence schools will see some relief on their electric bills and delinquent electric customers will see a bit more forgiveness based on the weather thanks to ordinances passed at Monday’s Independence City Council...

Posted at 11:05 AM

A day after reports emerged that Here Comes Honey Boo Boo matriarch 

Posted at 9:18 AM

How do you make a Royals fan?You take one part Wild Card game, combine it with company that knows sports and doesn't mind answering a lot of rudimentary questions. Throw in a couple riveting extra innings, and you've basically nailed it...

Posted at 9:05 AM

This week, Jenny Slate and her husband 

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