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Posted at 8:35 AM

Two organizations wanted to debunk the notion that healthy food is expensive and difficult to obtain in western Independence.Representatives from the Independence Department of Health and the University of Missouri Extension conducted healthy cooking demonstrations at various food markets located in areas of western Independence that are referred to as ‘food deserts,’ an impoverished region where its population has little to no access to fruits, vegetables or other...

Posted at 8:30 AM

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

Posted at 8:25 AM

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...

Posted at 7:35 AM

Once Alex Smith got through the first inning unscathed, he found some smooth sailing Friday at Hidden Valley Park.The Blue Springs Post 499 Fike right-hander went eight innings, working with a lead after the second inning, and yielded just...

Posted at 6:00 AM

SATURDAY, JULY 19AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALLZone 2 East TournamentAt Jim Moran Field, Hidden Valley Park1 p.m. — Game 2: Blue Springs Rod’s...

Posted at 5:26 AM

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon continues to warn that sales tax cuts passed by the General Assembly would hurt the state budget and in particular hammer local governments.“The fiscal impact would be profound and permanent,” Nixon...

Posted at 1:01 AM

July 19Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.Word of the Daycarom \ KAIR-uhm \ noun; To strike and rebound; also, a glancing off. — Dictionary.com

Updated at 12:14 AM

Over 325 Cub Scouts and 200 adult leaders from Eastern Jackson County enjoyed the summer weather at American Legion Park in Blue Springs during the 37th Annual Blue Elk District Day Camp this week. In addition to 22 Cub Scout activity areas,...

Updated at 12:09 AM

BOSTON – Kansas City manager Ned Yost thought he made the right move by bringing in left-hander Scott Downs to pitch in the sixth inning.He was wrong.Right-handed hitting Jonny Gomes pinch hit for lefty Jackie Bradley...

Updated at 12:06 AM

We continued our programs on actors/actresses and or famous movies. In February, Diana brought back memories of young love with her program on Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey and the wonderful “Dirty Dancing” movie. In March,...

Updated at 12:06 AM

Two high school seniors received the DAR Good Citizens Award this year from the Independence Pioneers Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.These students were chosen by their respective schools for demonstrating,...

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