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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 students in the Kansas City metro area, and nine were from the Eastern Jackson County area. The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, is a one-time, $1,000 scholarship awarded to the best and brightest high school seniors for their community...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 at 6:00 AM

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Dave Gresham of Independence says friends would come to the weekly meal at Stone Church Community of Christ in Independence, so he started coming, too. “We enjoy the company,” he said. “We enjoy the food, the...

Posted at 5:22 AM

A challenger is trying to unseat the incumbent Jackson County sheriff in next Tuesday’s Democratic primary, saying the sheriff needs to be more visible and questioning some actions in the department. “The current...

Posted at 5:20 AM

A pair of long-standing area Congressional incumbents will face challenges for their seats in the Aug. 2 primary, but they also appear to be favorites to retain those. DISTRICT 6 In the largely Republican district...

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