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    Marathon veto session produces positive results for Missourians

    The annual Veto Session began Sept.10 at 11 a.m. and didn’t finish until Sept. 11 just before 3 a.m. While it was a challenging 16 straight hours of floor debate and discussion, the results produced by this time spent on the House floor made the lack of sleep well worth it. We entered the...

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    Who benefits from weed candy marketing? Part 1

    Suckers, brownies, candy of all shapes, sizes and flavors. No, this isn’t a pre-Halloween candy advertisement. It’s the new norm in marijuana consumption. And parents and communities across the Kansas City Metro area, Missouri and the United States should take note of the targeted ...

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    Walk and bike to school day is coming soon

    Do you ever get tired of the drop off line at school? Well, here is an excuse to try something different. Wednesday, Oct. 8 is Walk and Bike to School Day. Since Wednesday is a late-start day in the Lee’s Summit School District, you may choose to participate on the day before or after the...

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    Good sleep habits are a family affair

    As our Lee’s Summit community begins the start of another school year, bursting with evening activities, sports, and homework, it’s a good time for parents to review some interesting new data around sleep routines in the home.

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    Special needs

    I love people with special needs. I can’t help but smile when I see our Matthew’s Ministry group in church and hear them sing with such beautiful conviction.

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    Research trumps denial

    "How ‘bout a shot of truth in that denial cocktail you’re drinking." – Jennifer Salaiz

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    One of the area’s finest art festivals is in Lee’s Summit every fall

    Are you aware that every fall there is a popular fine art festival in Lee’s Summit? The Summit Art Festival again will take place this fall from Oct. 10-12, in downtown Lee’s Summit.

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    Happy anniversary

    My husband is positive beyond words. His light and energy are just electric. Sometimes I can’t help but smile when I’m around him because it’s impossible to frown. His demeanor simply won’t allow it.

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    Proud to be part of a respectful community

    While I was recently discussing the characteristic, respect, with a colleague of mine, she conveyed from her perspective, respect, was the ultimate characteristic and the foundation for all others, including love, trust, and patience. Consequently, I agree with my colleague and so does most educational...

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    How to deal with personal conflict

    Every day it is likely that we will have a personal conflict with at least two people. That, in and of itself, is not the real problem. A problem arises when we don’t make an effort to express how we are affected by it and what would be some options that could change the situation so that...

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