• Letters to the editor from the Examiner
Updated Jun 20, 2016 at 11:23 PM

Juneteenth: What history can teach us Everyone knows July 4th is America’s birthday – the day we celebrate the creation of a nation where “all men are created equal.” But 4 million African-American slaves would wait another 89 years to taste freedom – until June 19, 1865 (Juneteenth) when Union forces occupying Texas began enforcing the emancipation of slaves throughout the South. One can appreciate...

Updated Jun 13, 2016 at 11:52 PM

Medicare costs have gone wild On April 14, a doctor specializing in anesthesia/pain management gave a shot to the neck to deaden an offending nerve. The charge was $525.07. Seemed reasonable for a...

Updated Jun 6, 2016 at 11:37 PM

Please maintain your storm drainage ditches To the residents of Independence, please keep your storm drainage ditches cleaned out and keep them in good condition, because it might keep your house and...

Posted May 17, 2016 at 6:41 AM

Is it pit bulls or is it people?   Stan Sagehorn Alderman, City of Sugar Creek To the editor: How does one explain this to a child? The crusade...

Posted Mar 31, 2016 at 6:03 AM

Ignore last-minute 'dirty politics' tactics   Lois McDonald Independence To the editor: Don’t be fooled! One...

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