Plenty of people in Kansas City and around the country will be giving thanks on Thanksgiving Day, appropriately so. But theres also a lot not to be thankful for, and here are 10 things on that list.
Arent those Real Salt Lake soccer fans so .... cute? Some of them have come up with a T-shirt that mocks Sporting KC, before the two teams tangle in the MLS Cup on Dec. 7 at Sporting Park. Stay classy, Real Salt Lake.
Set your alarms now, because you dont want to miss the Country Club Plazas lights being turned on at 2 a.m. Wednesday. Plaza officials test the lights early Wednesday morning, looking for potential problems before the next days more celebrated event.
Just in time for the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Connecticut, a shameful online video game is out that allows players to massacre children and adults just like Adam Lanza did Dec. 14 in Newtown, Conn. Its the kind of sick thing one sees in a pro-gun society.
Bless Kansas basketball coach Bill Self for speaking out on an issue that has nothing to do with college basketball but everything to do with respecting this nation. Bill Self said Wednesday he doesnt think KU students should sing Home of the .... Chiefs at the end of the national anthem in games at Allen Fieldhouse. Hes absolutely right.
The retention of state control is an important milestone for the Police Department. But as the officers know, they face many challenges in reducing the citys high crime rate. They will need the citys help to do that, especially at budget time. A police/City Hall partnership would best serve the needs of Kansas Citians.
The state of Missouri killed a human being today rather than let him rot in prison. Gov. Jay Nixon and Attorney General Chris Koster agreed to participate in the killing.
Charges filed Tuesday against a 17-year-old Platte County player should help stoke a discussion about just what constitutes assault in high school football. Be honest, football fans: You see a variation of what is assumed to be legal assaults in every game locally.
Its no solace for the family of Trayvon Martin, of course. But George Zimmermans life seems to be imploding in a series of brushes with the law.
The doctors and pharmaceutical companies that want to keep drugging Americans with more statins achieved a victory last week. But it was quickly followed by an embarrassing setback over the weekend.
Give Denver Post columnist Mark Kiszla props. He predicted that the Bronocs would expose the Kansas City Chiefs as frauds this weekend. He was right, almost.
Despite two losses in last weeks elections, sales taxes are not close to being dead as a way to finance critical public improvements in the Kansas City area. Sales taxes are still the go-to vehicle for many cities and counties that want to finance upgrades to public assets. The taxes raise a lot of money.
Supporters of higher minimum wages for Americas low-paid workers including in Missouri have scored several victories in recent days. The most significant news is the Obama administrations embrace of a rise in the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. But other positive changes are even more concrete.
The passage of time hasnt dimmed George Bretts passion, Just ask autograph hound Brandon Farrens, the autograph hound who approached Brett when the Royals Hall of Famer got off a plane this week at Kansas City International Airport.
Focus on the right priorities and the Kansas City metropolitan area will gain residents, jobs and a growing reputation as a great place to play, too. Here are 10 issues that deserve attention and action in the coming months.
Here are some of the excellent reasons that Jackson County voters decisively rejected a large sales tax increase that would have raised $800 million over 20 years for medical research.
Hallmark Cards one of Kansas Citys best-known companies and larger employers has had a very bad last week. And it got worse Tuesday night. Jackson County voters defeated the medical research tax, yet another piece of bad news for the Hallmark name in Kansas City.
In five days Jackson County voters will decide the fate of one of the largest-ever local tax increase requests. Here are last-minute questions and answers on topics not addressed in previous columns on this crucial issue.
UMKC Chancellor Leo Morton points out that the KC community took big steps to improve itself 80 years ago during the Great Depression. But notice: The private sector led the way on two of those initiatives.
The medical research sales tax increase will create a steady burden on Jackson County taxpayers, with the potential to cost average households $1,200 over the next 20 years.
Lots of people think the Washington Redskins name is offensive. But what about the Kansas City Chiefs? The National Congress of American Indians, in a new report, says the Chiefs and other professional sports teams named after Native Americans continue to profit from harmful stereotypes originated during a time when white superiority and segregation were common place.
Supporters of the $800 million medical research tax on Jackson Countys Nov. 5 ballot are using some troubling arguments to pitch their case. So lets use the Reality Meter to analyze them.
If Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker investigates the Maryville, Mo., sexual assault case and no charges are filed, that will be because it was too weak to prosecute. But if she does move ahead eventually, she will make sure justice is done.
The Kansas Supreme Court has done the right thing by finally ruling that Phill Kline shouldnt be allowed to practice law in Kansas for a while. Its a deserved disgrace for the former attorney general of that state and former Johnson County district attorney.
The sale of Boulevard Brewing is very disappointing. There goes another homegrown company, sold to an outsider. And not just any outsider, but someone from out of the country.