Recognize outstanding citizens by nominating them for Reflections of Character Award

Lee’s Summit community members are encouraged to nominate individuals demonstrating strength of character for the annual Reflections of Character Award. The awards program is sponsored by Lee’s Summit CARES, a non-profit community coalition dedicated to preventing youth substance use and violence, promoting exemplary character and empowering positive parenting.

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Visiting the 9/11 memorial a long overdue, emotional journey

We all watched in horror that fateful morning as the towers crumbled in front of our eyes — towers that once stood as powerful symbols of the American workforce, prosperity and spirit. We all watched as countless lives were taken with each floor that collapsed upon the next.

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Our labors of love

For me, Labor Day always comes near the anniversary of when I formed my company, and is a yearly reminder (along with so many other daily reminders) of why I went into business for myself and what it means to form a company, be a part of the economy and take pride in not only holding up your own name, but the brand you’re building as a business.

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LS CARES offers Love and Logic class designed for parents of young children

Parents of young children have the opportunity to attend a popular Love and Logic parenting course geared specifically toward birth through age 6. Early Childhood: Parenting Made Fun will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 10 through Oct. 8, at Great Beginnings Early Childhood Center, 905 NE Bluestem.

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UCM Lee’s Summit offering new course for human resources professionals seeking PHR or SPHR certification

The University of Central Missouri’s Lee’s Summit campus is offering a new prep course designed for human resources professionals preparing for the Professional in Human Resources/Senior Professional in Human Resources (PHR/SPHR) exams.

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Local resident rallies bikers, supporters to 'Ride for Lee’s Summit'

A local resident is putting on his helmet and encouraging bikers and community members to take a ride for a local charity. Robert Buchanan, a Lee’s Summit resident and military veteran, is organizing the Saturday, Aug. 31 Ride for Lee’s Summit, a 100-mile bike ride spanning from Lee’s Summit to Pleasant Hill, Lexington, north of Oak Grove and finishing at Fringe Beerworks in downtown Lee’s Summit.

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School supplies, building fund focus of Budget Blinds’ 4th Friday

In keeping with its tradition of giving back, Budget Blinds of Lee's Summit has dedicated the upcoming downtown Lee's Summit Fourth Friday event to a local charity — Coldwater of Lee’s Summit.

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LSR-7 should avoid a jury trial at all cost on this suit

On the heels of a lawsuit filed earlier this year by Lee’s Summit R-7 School District director of technology Dr. Amy Gates, the district now finds itself as a defendant in yet another case, this time for race discrimation and violation of the Missouri Human Rights Act.

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Racial discrimination claim leads to lawsuit against LS R-7 School District

A racial discrimination claim has resulted in another lawsuit being filed against the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District. The filing stems from a complaint from Danielle Nixon, who says she was not considered for the role of Executive Director of Public Relations because of race.

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LS Council losing a calm & measured voice as Faith announces he won't seek reelection

Craig Faith made a vote heard ‘round Lee’s Summit back in April when the council and community were battling over whether or not to approve a TIF and development plan for CityScape to build a multi-family complex at Second and Douglas streets in downtown Lee’s Summit.

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Lee’s Summit business owner helps fill workforce gap with summer internship program

Colby Jacquemin is only 17 years old, but he is already gaining valuable on-the-job training to prepare him for his future career.

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