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TUESDAY, JULY 15AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL6 p.m. — Independence Post 21 vs. Blue Springs Post 499 Fike at Hidden Valley Park (2 games)WEDNESDAY, JULY 16AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL6 p.m. — Blue Springs Rod’s Sports Athletics vs. Blue Springs Post 499 Fike at Hidden Valley Park

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Jackson County is taking a second look at an ordinance banning the firing of guns in most parts of the county.The Legislature briefly discussed the issue at Monday’s meeting in Independence, which drew dozens of residents, but the...

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There has been much controversy over the Common Core, the attempt to set uniform standards in education by establishing a curriculum that children must master at various grade levels. The goal has been to raise the level of achievement in subjects...

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JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Monday that would have allowed specially trained teachers to carry concealed guns, asserting that the move could jeopardize student safety in public schools.The veto...

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Greg Neubauer and his family couldn't wait to grab a hot dog and talk hockey at the first Missouri Mavericks Summer Games and Tailgate Party at the Independence Events Center Saturday afternoon.The longtime season ticket holder had no...

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To share your favorite photos, email to sheila.davis@examiner.net , post to us at 410 S. Liberty St., Independence, MO 64040 or bring by our office just south of the Square.

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The recent experience with my father’s passing and funeral has opened my eyes to death and grief. In spite of having knowledge of brain diseases, due to my daughter’s brain injury at birth, it is taking time to heal.I...

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A woman's leg was caught underneath a log while she was swimming at Blue Springs Lake Saturday, resulting in an injury.Central Jackson County Fire Protection District Assistant Chief Eddie Saffell said the woman was swimming in Blue...

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WHO: Blue Springs Planning CommissionWHEN: Monday, July 14MEETING HIGHLIGHT: The Commission approved the final plat of an 1.41 acre tract at The Shores of Chapel Farms between Mason School Road and Cowherd Road in Blue...

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