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Examiner
Updated at 3:15 AM

When you’re 16, the idea that you have to “survive” things can take up a lot of your time. For me, it was trying to survive a gym class where I had to perform gymnastics routines on an actual balance beam and uneven bars. For 16 year-old Frankie Dunlevy (Connor Buckley), it’s outlasting his father’s attempts at parenting. Thanks to a great performance by Christopher Meloni as the parent in question, “Surviving Jack” is a coming of age story worth watching even if the worst thing you remember...

Posted at 1:30 AM

The mood was upbeat and lively as the Missouri Mavericks entered the Independence Events Center locker room prior to a Monday afternoon practice session.They were home – and that’s the place coach Scott Hillman and his...

Posted at 1:13 AM

Have you seen the daffodils, lately? I see dozens of fully blooming daffodils, along the highway and around every corner, I turn.They are beautiful, aren't they? And I finally have daffodils, with flowers.My three single daffodils...

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Word of the Day

Posted at 1:01 AM

Seeming conflicts with little children can often provide a rewarding learning experience about their strengths. This is especially true during that 2- to 3-year-old period when children become more assertive and issues of autonomy loom large. It is...

Posted at 1:01 AM

Tip of the Week

Updated at 12:03 AM

Attention, senior citizens: A 111-year-old school building has been renovated into a new independent senior living facility in western Independence.The newly remodeled facility is like a “high-end hotel,” says one...

Posted at 12:01 AM

Michael Payne has developed a bit of a comfort level for playing at Kauffman Stadium.On Saturday, the Van Horn senior had a performance at the plate some of the regular tenants of The K could stand to emulate. Payne went 4 for 4 with a...

Updated at 11:58 PM

For the third year in a row, the Missouri Narcotics Officers Association has named Jackson County’s locally funded drug task force the best law-enforcement unit in the state.“I think this has been a good run for the Jackson...

Updated at 11:57 PM

Kent Bradford was named the Blue Springs Board of Education’s new president for the 2014-15 school year Monday. He is replacing current president Dave Wright.Current board members Kay Coen, Dale Falck and Dale Walkup were re-sworn...

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