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Timothy Egan ventures an answer to the question above:

Updated at 2:28 PM

The Community of Christ this weekend honors an organization that has worked for decades to end hunger.Bread for the World is the recipient of the church’s 2014 International Peace Award, given tonight during the church’s...

Posted at 1:52 PM

Kirk and Donna Price sent in this photo from 1985. "We've enjoyed seeing the other photos," they said about all the Royals fan photos that have been coming in. Please keep them coming.To share your favorite photos, email to...

Updated at 1:44 PM

Should same-sex marriage be legal in all 50 states?No, because we don't need the government's help in choosing our partners. Legalizing same-sex marriage only lends credence to an old saying, "separate but equal."I laugh out loud...

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I know. I know. It’s Halloween season, not Christmas.Yet here once again is a gift in the guise of that passively interactive test of reader acumen: "Did this conversation actually take place?"It’s the column all the kids are...

Updated at 1:39 PM

Few things can make me feel more like an idiot than trying to figure out the idiot light.You know, that little diagram that suddenly lights up on your dashboard.Officially, they're called "dashboard lights." But we idiots (a proud...

Updated at 1:23 PM

First Christian, Independence offers community breakfastA community breakfast is being offered from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 25) at the First Christian Church, 125 S. Pleasant St., Independence.The cost is...

Updated at 12:16 PM

Dave Granlund cartoon on the New York Ebola case.

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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...

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