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An Independence man has been charged with child molestation in an incident at St. Thomas More School in Kansas City.Tod A. Barnard, 53, who had been serving as a band instructor’s assistant at the Catholic school on Holmes Road in...

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Peggy HenryIndependenceTo the editor:Please support Jim Schultz for mayor of Independence on April 8.Years ago, for Boy Scouts or high school, my son interviewed the council members who were running for...

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Barb AllinderIndependenceTo the editor:I was born in Independence and have lived here all my life. I’m proud of the historical significance our town has and will support community members who want to continue to make a...

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Roland SneedBlue SpringsTo the editor:Something that has been aggravating me lately is when homosexual behavior is compared to segregation. Regardless of how one feels about either, prejudice against blacks is related to...

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Sharon KeelerIndependenceTo the editor:I want to thank The Examiner for the great coverage on March 4.Special thanks to the Missouri Mavericks at the Independence Events Center, Kennedy Jewelers, Village Gardens...

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Hot video: Best of Big East tournament: Day 2Catch all of the best action from Day 2 of the Big East tourney.

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Dave Granlund cartoon on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

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Randy Steinmanpresident, R.L. Steinman and AssociatesIndependenceTo the editor:As the economy begins to recover, pundits and policy makers have drawn a great deal of attention to the critical role that small businesses...

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The machine makes an awful noise, but it’s fun to play with. Ah, the paper shredder, an office worker’s version of a chainsaw.The shredder was one of the last presents my mom gave me, although as a journalist I wasn’t...

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