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It’s Election Day, and the Jackson County Election Board estimates that only 20 to 25 percent of the county’s 230,000 registered voters will exercise their constitutional rights.Veteran Election Board directors Bob Nichols and Tammy Brown, with their 25 full-time staff members and some 1,200 judges at work today, are hopeful that percentage is higher.Would poll attendance improve if we changed election day to Saturday like some cities in America are...

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In just 28 minutes, the lives of up to 1,000 students in Independence were changed for the better.Cargo for Kids, a non-profit initiative by Cargo Largo in Independence, hosted the annual “Stuffing Day” event on Saturday to...

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WHO: Blue Springs City CouncilWHEN: Aug. 4, 2014MAIN POINT: The Blue Springs Charter Commission proposed to grant the mayor legislative power.WHY IS IT IMPORTANT: The change in the charter, if approved by the Council and...

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JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri's primary ballot Tuesday is heavy on ballot issues and light on contested races for top offices. Here's a look at some of the choices facing voters.TRANSPORTATION TAX - Constitutional Amendment 7...

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Grain Valley Parks and Recreation is hosting its 14th annual “Feed the Need” food drive. All donations will go to help the Grain Valley Assistance Council in supporting local families in need.The food drive is being held in...

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Tip of the Week

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August 5Word of the Day, This Day in History, Number to Know, Website of the Day, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.Word of the Dayoblivious \ uh-BLIV-ee-us \ adjective; Lacking all memory; forgetful. — Dictionary.com

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A few months ago I was taking a train to Chicago. I had requested lower level seating because I hurt my knee.While I was enjoying the lower level view, a lovely lady boarded and sat across from me in the same aisle.Other than having...

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Community Services League is offering to fulfill virtually all of a child’s school supply list this back-to-school season.CSL President and CEO Doug Cowan said if a student’s family registers with the organization by calling...

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Independence Police report that a motorcyclist was a victim of a hit-and-run accident Saturday evening.The incident happened at 7:08 p.m. near the intersection of 23rd Street and Hawthorne Avenue in Independence.The current...

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