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The Independence City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on pay raises that would substantially increase the salaries of the mayor and council members. The pay raises would not take effect until April 2018, as the City Council cannot vote on salaries of current members. The vote would take place before Monday's changeover, as John Perkins replaces Marcie Gragg as the District 1 representative. Curt Dougherty, Scott Roberson and unopposed Tom Van Camp won re-election in their...

Updated at 7:08 PM

Royals hot start

Updated at 7:06 PM

Fort Osage coaches

Updated at 7:04 PM

Robinson goaltender of the year

Updated at 7:02 PM

Mavericks' coach honored

Updated at 3:55 PM

What star is that? Why is it we always need a name? Somehow names are important to all of us. We naturally feel more of a connection when we know what the type of tree in our backyard is called or the species of a bird at our feeder. The same goes...

Updated at 3:49 PM

The forecast has worked out just right for those who want to get outside this weekend. The National Weather Service has pushed rain back to Monday. The forecast calls for sunny skies Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the mid-70s and lows...

Updated at 3:40 PM

Full Moon occurs Friday, April 22. We tend to take it for granted these days, but who among us isnít pleased to see the Moon big and bright? We only get to see the Full Moon every 27 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes, although for a couple of nights before...

Updated at 3:29 PM

It seems like climate change deniers are confident in their unfounded beliefs, as long as their money is not on the line. Popular television presenter Bill Nye, “the science guy,” offered two $20,000 dollar bets to Marc Morano, a...

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