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While agreeing the public needs to save more, MyRA is yet another clever approach by the president to redistribute income. Savings would be tax-free, with no administrative charges and 100 percent secure.
Are they serious? Some politicians now suggest the Benghazi tragedy gave Russian President Vladimir Putin license to interfere in the Ukraine conflict because that tragedy demonstrated that President Barack Obama is an ineffective leader.
The number of furnace inspections should go up now that more Kansas Citians are aware such scrutiny must be performed after one is installed.
Conflicting and sometimes inappropriate agendas have long hampered efforts to help struggling schools in Missouri. The task now is for the Board of Education and the legislature to draw clear lines of jurisdiction and mutually embrace policies that will help public schools and their students.
The suicide of a Leawood man over the weekend puts a spotlight on the greedy and ugly side of the payday loan industry, especially its connections to the Kansas City area. In recent months, more attention fortunately has been paid to just how much damage the industry is doing to thousands upon thousands of people — often with limited financial means — by charging them excessive rates and fees on their loans.
Sure, top officials for Southwest Airlines insist they need a big seat at the table when city officials make a multi-hundred-million-dollar decision about what to do with Kansas City International Airport. But dont forget what happened when TWA had that same power 45 years ago.
NSA leaker Edward Snowden is hard to take serious when he is speaking of U.S. freedoms from communist Russia.
People are commemorating the March 11, 2001, disaster that hit Japan.
It was something of a High Noon moment when Mayor Sly James drew the line. Should drunk people be allowed to carry firearms? The state says yes, and a city attorney advised that Kansas Citys law must comply. But when it came time to vote, James rebelled, leading a 7-6 City Council tally to defy the state over a ridiculous law.
Anecdotes will not solve what is arguably the most significant design issue facing the metro area. The long civic conversation, which could go on for another two years, has had the benefit of making us think seriously about what we need and what we want.
What I dont understand is why the Kansas GOP is going to such lengths to undercut its own candidates. Moderates are Republicans too, right? Well, at least they used to be. Their party now seems to be disavowing them. Whatever is going on here, the big tent is nowhere to be found.
Some people worry about the election coming up in April in the Hickman Mills School District. Ten people, including Breman Anderson, are running for three open seats. It wouldnt take much to tip the boards delicate balance. But history isnt likely to repeat itself in Hickman Mills. Because this time, well all be watching.
If all we are doing is drawing from not necessarily the smartest pool of talent for our colleges and universities but merely from the most privileged, we all will suffer. The country cant afford to needlessly screen out students who have great potential, but who havent been coached to achieve a high score on these critical tests.
Republicans claim they can't trust the president to enforce laws that they might pass if they actually managed to do their jobs and take up immigration reform. Thats a ridiculous contention. This president is enforcing current immigration law to levels unheard of in other administrations, Republican or Democrat.
There are many instances where products available at nationwide retailers figure into news coverage. But I often hear from locals providing the same items.
We all use casual pronunciation from time to time, but how should journalists render it when writing down what we say? The Star generally follows the Associated Press Stylebook, which says, "Never alter quotations even to correct minor grammatical errors or word usage."
Depending on your point of view, either the Kansas Supreme Court brought sanity to the issue with its decision that cuts in education funding since 2010 led to an unconstitutionally imbalanced playing field between rich and poor schools, or it dodged the issue. Either way, the question of the adequacy of funding Kansas schools has hit the reset button.
just because the Country Club Plaza streets and sidewalks are public does not give the right to individuals or groups to do as they like. The Plaza is a public heritage that must be inclusive, but that inclusiveness must not be trampled on when mobs effectively push out other patrons.
Can Putin be faulted for believing that if he bites off Crimea and threatens Kiev, Obamas response will be minimal and his ability to lead the Europeans even less so?
Yes, sometimes things hurt too much for laughing.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is currently considering rules to rein in this industry. Perhaps some radical requirement like making debt buyers base their cases on actual evidence will result.
Fifty is not the New 30. Fifty is the new freakin 50. This aint no Hot Mom/Cougar kind of talk though. Im not trying to be one of those women so scared of aging they crave the attention of men half their age or stuff themselves into clothes that dont forgive 50-year-old flesh.
To change things now would be a step backward to the days when partisan politics led to exploitation and mismanagement of Missouris precious forest, fish and wildlife resources, Anita Gorman and James Nutter Sr. write of a bill that would allow Missouris politicians to set and control hunting and fishing seasons and limits.
The Kansas Border Challenge Advisory Committee writes: Achieving a solution that contributes to the overall economic growth of the Kansas City region and that uses taxpayer dollars effectively will require considerable work and attention to detail, along with a true commitment to the concept of a level playing field, if a real solution is to be found.