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The North Independence Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is offering the following activities for the month of February. The library is located at 317 W. U.S. 24. All activities are free, but registration is required, call 816-252-0950.• Free AARP Tax Help for Seniors, starting at 9 a.m. several days each week throughout February. AARP Tax-Aide representatives will assist seniors with moderate to low incomes with tax questions and tax return...

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Every school in the Independence School District will be performing random acts of kindness next week by participating in "The Great Kindness Challenge," running Jan. 26-30.Based on the premise "Just imagine if the world was a kinder...

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Aging athletes, new skis and a lack of snow are ganging up on the once-edgy sport of snowboarding, which has seen a marked drop in participation over the last decade.

Updated Jan 24, 2015 at 8:04 PM

Law enforcement officials found no bombs on two planes at Atlanta's main airport after authorities received what they considered credible threats, FBI spokesman Stephen Emmett said.

Updated Jan 24, 2015 at 6:52 PM

Saying his team "followed every rule to the letter," New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick described in detail how his team prepares its footballs on game day and defended his players from chatter that they made it to the Super Bowl by cheating.

Posted Jan 24, 2015 at 6:07 PM

While many shows rely heavily on CGI to create the things that go bump in the night, Sleepy...

Posted Jan 24, 2015 at 5:40 PM

"I know we mom's aren't alone in the daily routine of parenting and I hope you know that. It may feel that way sometimes–but we aren't."

Posted Jan 24, 2015 at 3:42 PM

1 Enjoy a concert for a cause. Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity is holding a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at Beacon Heights Community of Christ Church, 19402 E. Holke Road, Independence. Habitat for Humanity brings together...

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In October 2010, the Missouri Supreme Court handed down a decision entitled Deck v. Teasley. Ostensibly, the purpose of court decisions is to clarify the law. Since the Deck case was decided, I can think of no decision in my 35 year legal career...

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