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Updated Apr 16, 2015 at 10:08 AM

Q: Is it possible to propagate a new tea olive shrub from new-growth cuttings?

Updated Apr 15, 2015 at 9:19 AM

Ceiling fans are back in a big way (and according to some folks, they never really left). These inexpensive, energy-efficient cooling devices are good-looking and may be installed easily and quickly for use in any room of your home ó or even out of...

Posted Apr 15, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: Our partnership has been in commercial real estate for 15 years. We own a number of income properties. We have been toying with the idea of converting an old, vacant building. It seems solid but in rough shape. One of the issues...

Updated Apr 14, 2015 at 12:29 AM

With warmer temperatures and the sun shining, it’s the perfect time to start planting your garden for the 2015 season. Gardening offers many mental and physical health benefits. In addition to being a source of fresh, healthy produce,...

Updated Apr 13, 2015 at 11:15 AM

How do homeowners, with limited time available, keep up with all the varied tasks associated with a wet, cold spring season?

Updated Apr 13, 2015 at 10:56 AM


Posted Apr 11, 2015 at 8:01 AM

We have had a strange winter this year. Very little snow, mostly mild days with a sprinkling of frigid weather. I truly love the four seasons we experience here in the Midwest, but it does seem as if we get more than our fair share of the gray...

Posted Apr 9, 2015 at 8:06 AM

Blue Springs will be hosting its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection event from 8 a.m. to noon - or the first 300 vehicles - on Saturday, April 18, at Pink Hill Park, just west of James Lewis Elementary at 2715 NW Park Drive.The...

Updated Apr 8, 2015 at 10:30 AM

With Earth Day on the horizon, it makes me think about the ground, the soil, the earth that we gardeners love so much.

Updated Apr 8, 2015 at 8:48 AM

Ceramic tile is becoming increasingly popular in new-home construction, as well as remodels and renovations. Interestingly, this handsome and easy care covering for floors, walls and backsplashes is still manufactured from all natural raw...

Posted Apr 8, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: Your recent answer to the relocating employee caught my eye. I will be asked to accept relocation soon. My employer has no relocation benefit described in the company policy. Our HR director admits to limited relocation knowledge.

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