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Your roundup of summer and fall fairs and fests in the KC area

Three historical legends have ties to the region, and area communities celebrate festivals in their honor. Enjoy a regional buffet of fun celebrating farming, food, art, music, history, ethnic cultures and so much more. These three are a mere sampling of the many events that will take place in the region this summer and fall as fair-and-festival season heats up.

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Eat & Drink

Juicing lets you drink the rainbow of fruits and vegetables

A few years back, juicing was associated with people on strict raw food diets. But it has spilled into the mainstream, thanks in part to documentaries such as “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead,” kale-sipping celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Salma Hayek, and new books filled with recipes you can make at home.

Government & Politics

Courts issue split rulings on health care law subsidies

A federal appeals court ruled that financial help could be offered only on a state-run insurance exchange, not HealthCare.gov. A different court reached the opposite conclusion. The decision may end up with the U.S. Supreme Court. For now, no one faces the immediate loss of subsidized insurance and enrollment for next year will proceed as planned.

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EBT Restaurant's Taste of Summer Giveaway

Enter to win Dinner for 8 at EBT Restaurant. Plus Free Appetizer for each entrant.

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Blogs & Columns

Judging the Royals

How Bruce Chen pitches inside on right-handed hitters

In the second inning Bruce Chen threw a pitch in the mid-80s to Gordon Beckham and tied him up. When Bruce comes in on a right-handed hitter, he often does it with a cutter. So it’s not the velocity that messes up the righties, it’s the angle. The pitch just keeps boring in on their hands and they need to get the bat head out early to keep the ball off their knuckles. Get the hitters to start early and then a pitcher can throw off-speed. That can result in a swing and miss or easy pop-up.

As I See It

Marc B. Hahn: Access is key to good health care

“The artificial cap on the number of funded graduate medical education positions limits final training opportunities for physicians and thus limits access to care,” writes Marc B. Hahn, president and chief executive officer of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. “This compounds the current primary care physician shortage and has the potential to be the single greatest barrier to accessing quality health care.”