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Tip of the WeekWhole grains are good for us, offering fiber, vitamins and other nutrients. But can they really be tasty enough for our kids to enjoy? And how do we add them to more of our meals?Consider whole grains your blank canvas, says Susan Moores, a Twin Cities, Minn.-based dietitian. “They’re a great starting point for creating delicious meals that are incredibly beneficial to your and your kids’ health.”

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In the newsThe head of Interpol said today that the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines flight "was not...

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While I watched a group of 2-year-olds in an art class, it was striking to see how engrossed they were in their work. The teacher squeezed globs of different color paints on the children’s papers and asked each child where he or she wanted the new...

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Word of the Daypalindrome \ PAL-in-drohm \ noun; A word, phrase, sentence, or verse that reads the same backward or forward. — Dictionary.comWebsite of the DayCococozywww.cococozy.com

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Say farewell to the water tower and current Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building at 1100 SW Smith St. in downtown Blue Springs.The $22 million remodeling and renovation project of the public safety building will break ground on March 27,...

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The city of Independence has officially opened its contest to redesign the city flag.The city’s beautification commission is sponsoring the contest, with an aim to introduce the new-look pennant on Flag Day, June 14. Citizens are...

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