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The July Fourth weekend was a bloodbath in Chicago. There were 82 shootings and 16 people killed. The shootings brought unwanted national attention to the nation’s third largest city. The attention was not only unwanted but unwarranted.

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I sat down at an early screening of “Boyhood” knowing only three things: It was written and directed by Richard Linklater, it starred Patricia Arquette and the running time was just over two and a half hours. I hadn’t seen a preview trailer, or a...

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Weekly Health Watch rail, with items on the dangers of prolonged sitting, benefits of eating nuts, children’s health news and senior health news.Tip of the Week

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July 18Word of the Day, Website of the Day, Number to Know, This Day in History, Today’s Featured Birthday and Daily Quote.Word of the Day

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The city of Independence is taking nominations for the Susan Paxton Block Distinguished Public Service Award, honoring a former City Council member.Anyone can make a nomination. The award is for a city employee, volunteer or elected...

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MARYVILLE, Mo. — A northwest Missouri prosecutor said he will appeal a judge's ruling that quashed a search warrant for a former university professor's home where a marijuana-growing operation was found last year after the educator...

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Editor’s note: The Examiner will be announcing the members of the Missouri Mavericks' Top 10 all-time team over the next two weeks. Each sports section will feature a member of the team, as voted on by fans on the...

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brandon.dumsky@examiner.netFree healthy cooking demonstrations are planned for today at three participating Independence stores.The three events are:• Curt’s...

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Almost as soon as fishing season began, I not only found the butterflies are friendly, but the flowers are beautiful and the new center should be done by winter at George Owens Nature Park in Independence.The real interesting topic here is...

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Firefest is SaturdayCome out to the Independence Events Center Saturday for Firefest. It’s hosted by the Independence 76 Fire Company. The event includes muster games, a car show, fire truck rides, refreshments,...

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A Lee’s Summit North High School graduate is one of four Tigers chosen for the media’s 2014 Preseason All-SEC Team.University of Missouri junior kicker Andrew Baggett, a former Examiner All-Area selection, was chosen for the...

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