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Saint Luke’s East Hospital will host a parade in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 1, around a half mile walking trail on the hospital campus, 100 N.E. Saint Luke’s Blvd., Lee’s Summit. The parade will include moms and babies, as well as spouses, siblings, staff and any breastfeeding supporters from the community. Participants are encouraged to decorate strollers and wagons and meet at the maternity...

Posted Jul 31, 2016 at 5:00 AM

The presidential primaries don't cross many Americans' minds these days. It's convention season, and the public has turned its attention to the two nominees, strapping in for what promises to be an especially contentious general election.

Updated Jul 30, 2016 at 6:43 PM

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a problem with the forthcoming presidential debate schedule, in which he will face his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, one-on-one.

Posted Jul 30, 2016 at 11:00 AM

The Midwest Genealogy Center is offering the following activities for the month of August. The Genealogy Center is located at 3440 S. Lee's Summit Road in Independence. All activities are free, but registration is required,...

Posted Jul 30, 2016 at 8:18 AM

Nine students from Eastern Jackson County have earned scholarships from Comcast NBCUniversal for the 2016-17 school year through its Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. Comcast NBCUniversal awarded $10,000 in scholarships to 10...

Posted Jul 30, 2016 at 7:11 AM

LOCAL SCHOOLS   Blue Springs student earns Red and Black Scholarship from UCM Dedication to academic success in high school has earned Noah Burgess, son of Jeff...

Posted Jul 30, 2016 at 6:44 AM

It’s no secret, I’m a news junkie, but I'm even getting fed up with the media. I realize there’s a whole lot of really bad stuff happening right now but can’t they take a break once in awhile and report on something...

Posted Jul 30, 2016 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...

Posted Jul 30, 2016 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 Jul 30, 2016 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 Jul 30, 2016 at 6:00 AM

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