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The USD 506 administration made a last-minute call to cancel the public performance of Labet…

Obituaries

James A. Moses, 99, of Parsons passed away at 12:40 p.m. Sunda…

ST. PAUL — Herbert R. Moses, 83, of St. Paul passed away at 9:…

INDEPENDENCE — Billie Jo Jones “Nagi Whiteowl,” 67, of Indepen…

WEBB CITY, Mo. — Steven L. Odaffer, 65, a longtime former Pars…

Opinion

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When asked four years ago if we could conceive of Donald Trump being elected president, we dismissed the idea of Americans falling for this huckster.

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Since the 2000 electoral mess, Republicans have advocated increased restrictions on voting. No official has been more vocal about this than former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. This year, led by President Trump, Republicans are sounding the alarm about possible fraud, given the larg…

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Change in education goals used to come slowly. Since the 1960s, it’s generally come from federal law and Supreme Court rulings. But today, political polarization and social media clashes have devolved decision-making to debate.