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First in Print: Friday, Aug. 26, 2011




“Sales tax boost approved early to prepare public,” a look at the reasons the Independence Events Center CID board approved raising the sales tax rate around the arena.

“Local dancer steps up in winning style,” columnist Jim Everett's look at Emily Scott, a local hearing-impaired teenager who is a champion ballroom dancer.

“A calling to help,” Bill Althaus' story about how the Blue Springs softball team helped put Joplin softball players on the road to recovery from the devastating May 22 tornado.