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At the same time that the failures of our educational system have given rise to the call for universal standards for achievement in basic subjects, criticism has also been heard that the pressure for academic achievement has led to a constricted education that does not serve well either young people or society. The “race to the top” has become a race in which the prize for the winners is economic success and acceptance to elite schools, and are the goals of parents and therefore of their...

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Tip of the WeekInstead of a hefty investment in a full bathroom remodeling, some simple and affordable changes can make a noticeable difference. Here are some that can be done in a single weekend:

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ST. LOUIS — The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld privacy protections against police searches of cellphones, but Missouri voters looking to fortify those rights will get their chance next week.The Aug. 5 ballot measure known as...

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The 11-year-old boy who was killed in a two-vehicle car crash at the intersection of Blue Ridge Boulevard and Sterling Avenue in southwest Independence on Friday has been identified by police.Noah W. Stratton, 11, of Independence, died...

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St. Marys Medical Center of Blue Springs is to be sold to another hospital management company.Carondelet Health, the health-care system that owns the hospital, on Monday announced it has signed a letter of intent to sell St. Marys...

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Sixteen-year-old Mare Mule Bess Truman took her friend Rita Maley with her when she traveled from Independence to participate in the Mule Show at the Platte County Fair July 24. It worked out for both of them as they walked away with the First...

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JEFFERSON CITY — Together, Missouri's eight Congress members were sitting on nearly $5 million in campaign cash heading into the final few weeks before the Aug. 5 primary elections.Their 38 challengers' campaigns had less than...

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My grandfather did not purchase a home phone until 1970. I recall his first phone as a corded giant, weighing 10 pounds.Prior to purchasing the phone, Grandpa said phones were “a bother,” “didn’t need...

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The Truman Heartland Community Foundation is honoring several local volunteers for their community efforts over many years.The group’s Humanitarian of the Year is Norman Swails, citing his efforts for the expansion of such local...

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