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Items for What’s Happening must be received by noon Thursday before publication on Saturday. Send information to Karl Zinke at karl.zinke@examiner.net. Please include sport the announcement should be listed under. Dates are subject to change. Examiner is not responsible for tryouts. Please contact people listed for detailed information. The Examiner reserves the right to edit for length and content and remove any listings.Baseball• Tryouts:...

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These orphans are available for adoption through the Regional Animal Shelter, 21001 E. Missouri 78, Independence; 816-621-7722.

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has become a schoolwide event for William Chrisman High School.After class on Friday, students brought a bucket or pail and collected freezing water from plastic barrels located near Chrisman’s...

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Free music, bowling and hip-hop dance lessons this weekend in Blue Springs.Today, Let’s Move! Blue Springs, an initiative to promote active and healthy lifestyles, is hosting free hip-hop dance lessons in the morning and a bowling...

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Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old.

Posted at 5:22 AM

Charlie and Marilyn Johnson have lived in Independence for 27 years.Twelve years ago, when Swope Health Services opened its clinic on U.S. 24, they were the first patients.“We were No. 1 and No. 2. We’ve been very...

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Because of overcrowding at the Regional Animal Shelter in Independence, the city opened a temporary shelter for stray cats at the old Fire Station No. 4. Now because space there is extremely limited , it is quickly filling up.Independence...

Updated at 1:40 AM

People have kept dogs as companions for thousands of years. Dogs are loving, loyal, understanding, and even entertaining. They are as individual as we are and have personalities all their own. As pack animals, they fit right into a human family...

Updated at 1:01 AM

Once the Fort Osage offense got rolling, the Indians had plenty to overcome some defensive hiccups that Raytown South took advantage of for big plays.Skylar Thompson completed 14 of 22 passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns and added 67...

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August 23Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.Word of the Dayvertiginous \ suh-PLANT \ adjective; Affected with vertigo; giddy; dizzy. — Dictionary.com

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The Blue Springs High School football team, a squad that had won 24 games in a row and back-to-back Class 6 state championships heading into Friday night's season opener against Class 5 power Staley, faced two glaring questions – and...

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