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Updated at 2:28 PM

The Community of Christ this weekend honors an organization that has worked for decades to end hunger.Bread for the World is the recipient of the church’s 2014 International Peace Award, given tonight during the church’s annual Peace Colloquy. The weekend event is held at the Temple, which along with the Auditorium houses the church’s world headquarters.The Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, speaks at 7:30 on the topic, “Jesus and...

Posted at 10:05 AM

Independence schools will see some relief on their electric bills and delinquent electric customers will see a bit more forgiveness based on the weather thanks to ordinances passed at Monday’s Independence City Council...

Posted at 9:18 AM

How do you make a Royals fan?You take one part Wild Card game, combine it with company that knows sports and doesn't mind answering a lot of rudimentary questions. Throw in a couple riveting extra innings, and you've basically nailed it...

Updated at 8:18 AM

J.K. Rowling announced she is releasing a story set in the “Harry Potter” universe on Halloween. The story will be focused on the nasty Dolores Umbridge, who first appeared in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” the...

Posted Oct 24, 2014 at 7:20 AM

The last time the Kansas City Royals were in the World Series, thousands of fans wanted a small keepsake of Larry Pearce’s artwork.No, they didn’t know the North Kansas City native and current Independence resident personally...

Posted Oct 24, 2014 at 6:58 AM

What do First Presbyterian Church and Independence Young Matrons 55th annual Holly & Mistletoe Homes Tour have in common?Well, since 1984, the Young Matrons – who will be celebrating their 75th anniversary next year –...

Updated Oct 23, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Cavanaugh Pet Hospital of Blue Springs wanted to honor the memory of a police dog that passed away over the summer by donating devices that will aid in future animal life saving efforts to the Central Jackson County Fire Protection...

Updated Oct 23, 2014 at 8:39 AM

A 131-page report on the findings of the University of North Carolina's alleged academic fraud to benefit 3,100 students, 47 percent of whom were athletes, was released Wednesday. Independent investigator Kenneth Wainstein led the effort to get to...

Posted Oct 23, 2014 at 7:20 AM

Memories.We all have them.For some, the memories of the Kansas City Royals 1985 World Series triumph are so vivid and colorful it's like they happened yesterday.That's certainly the case of longtime Eastern Jackson County...

Posted Oct 23, 2014 at 5:14 AM

Some players are remembered for their clutch hits, other for memorable performances on the mound.For former Kansas City Royals catcher Jim Sundberg, well, he’s simply known for “The Slide.”It came in the bottom...

Updated Oct 22, 2014 at 9:50 PM

We’ve probably all had a conversation like this sometime in the last few days.I stepped out of church on Sunday – back outside into another perfect-weather day – and a friend said she wanted to go to wherever it is...

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