The Justice Department plans to encourage nonviolent inmates who have served at least 10 years to seek a grant of clemency.
The helmet requirement in Missouri is not only is a reasonable law, but it is a sound safety measure.
President Barack Obama’s former controversial pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., gives a lecture that is well-received in Kansas City.
The Republican-controlled Missouri legislature passed a $620 million tax cut bill that would devastate services in Missouri. Fortunately for Missourians, Gov. Jay Nixon is taking a different view. The bad legislation will decimate state finances, wiping away all taxes for people who earn more than $9,000 a year.
The Labor Department said the unemployment rate for 2013 college graduates people ages 20 to 29 with a four-year or advanced degree was 10.9 percent. That compares pretty well with 13.3 percent in 2012 and was the lowest it has been since 7.7 percent in 2007 before the start of the Great Recession.
The 1954 Brown v. Topeka Board of Education Supreme Court ruling unlocked the doors that U.S. laws since 1896 kept firmly bolted, legalizing segregation. But for more than 40 years, civil rights gains have slowly been reversed, and recent Supreme Court rulings have even put affirmative action on the chopping block.
Competition mandates that any new, appealing product that one company has be matched or exceeded by another business offering in the heated match for market share. So it goes with AT&T muscling up its Internet speed to challenge Google Inc.
Michaels Stores recently reported Internet security problems potentially affecting 2.6 million customers. As long as there are hackers, there will be security problems with valuable information that hackers can access through the Internet.
All the while my partner, Bette, and I toured Guatemala, we wondered how life could be better. Topping the list, all groups providing outside intervention should endeavor to walk a tightrope respecting Guatemalas people, culture and traditions. Often that doesnt happen.
If Edward Snowden had any credibility as a fugitive former National Security Agency contractor he lost it this week when he asked Russian President Vladimir Putin softball questions about whether the communist country conducts mass surveillance on its citizens as the United States does.
An ecumenical service for the three victims of an anti-Semitic shooting on Sunday in Overland Park filled the theater at the Jewish Community Center on Thursday morning. But prayer and grieving are not enough to end gun violence, which is affecting many parts and many people in the Kansas City area.
The rates of heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure and amputations resulting from complications from diabetes have dropped in the last 20 years, according to a new study.
The May-June issue of AAAs Midwest Traveler reports that national seat belt use is up to 87 percent now from 86 percent a year ago.
Bleak warnings about climate change and man-made pollution finally have brought about some good news. U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell 10 percent from 2005 to 2010, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
A new congressional report shows that this country has a crying need to regulate electronic cigarettes. Right now there are no age restrictions on e-cigarettes or uniform warning labels with cautions about the health effects of the devices.
Without action the temperature of the planet could rise as much as 4.8 degrees by 2100. Some solutions include improving energy efficiency, reducing smoke-stack and auto emissions, ending subsidies on fossil fuels and boosting green energy use.
The temptation now in this community will be to demonize the suspect as an extremist. But the killings should prompt people to ask how such brewing hatred could have been tolerated, whether there is a core group behind it, or worse, whether such terrible feelings are diffused, though rarely spoken, throughout the population.
Livingston was a must-see place in this nation bordering Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. Until Livingston, Bette and I were the only black people we saw in the country of 15.4 million. Livingston is where people who were part of the African diaspora live in Guatemala.
Expect the budget that the Republican-controlled House passed Thursday to be a midterm election issue. Is it a surprise to anyone that it includes more tax cuts for the rich and severe cuts in education, food stamps and transportation? Goodbye middle class. It was nice knowing you.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday proved herself to be just as good as former President George W. Bush at dodging shoes. Will that become a new political requirement to run for president? Hmmm?
A virus that kills piglets has entered Missouri and Kansas and could hurt backyard grilling, tailgating and barbecue restaurants in the Kansas City area.
The knife attack at a suburban Pittsburgh high school set off a storm among gun advocates, saying that anti-violence folks should try to ban kitchen knives because they can be used as weapons.
Republicans ahead of the midterm election need to have a closed-door meeting with their 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney and get him to share his binders full of women. The GOP continues to have difficulties getting women to back Republican candidates. Democrats hope to exploit that vulnerability.
The flaw in the Internets key security methods potentially exposes users banking information, Social Security data, passwords and stored files. No doubt problems with company and Internet security will continue to surface. The old-fashioned cash-and-carry adage of buyer beware seems to apply to Internet and credit card use, too.
The newer Taco Bell TV commercials dinging McDonalds Restaurants are cute, but a question that needs to be asked is what parents would name their son Ronald McDonald, knowing the ridicule the kid would face in school over having the name of a clown?