It is not surprising that the Walt Disney Co. may immediately expand its Shanghai resort after it opens in late 2015. People in China enjoy a lot of things about Western culture. That includes many Chinese people giving themselves American names.
Schools can overreact when punishing children for what could be puppy love. That occurred in Canon City, Colo., where 6-year-old first-grader Hunter Yelton was suspended for kissing a girl. School officials accused the boy of sexual harassment.
The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood appropriately criticizes the new Fisher-Price baby bouncy seat for turning kids on to technology too early. It is asking Fisher-Price to recall the Newborn-to-Toddler Apptivity Seat for iPads.
Court action on the student transfer law could result in a lot of problems for area school districts unless the state steps in with help.
The National Fire Protection Association cautions people on ways to prevent house fires during the holidays.
It should come as no surprise that Missouri tops the list of states where people can best get their drink on. Time magazine lists Missouri No. 1 among the best states for drinking for the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition.
Chris Nicastros hidden hand in a questionable bid process and improvement plans for the Kansas City Public Schools makes the whole system looked rigged against the district. She and the state need to come clean and give the district its provisional accreditation and stop the interference.
Like the settling of the American West, the need for wind farms is hurting the countrys struggling eagle population.
People in the Kansas City area have had enough of winter already.
Pollution costs China billions of dollars a year in health and other losses, but that hasnt slowed Chinas growth. Chinas rich history and its ability to reinvent itself could help it become a global leader in renewable energy.
The country appears to have shaken off the federal shutdown blues, adding 203,000 jobs in November, according to figures released Friday by the Labor Department. That should light up the Christmas shopping season like the glowing lights of a holiday tree.
The world appropriately grieves over the loss of Nelson Mandela. Like the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Mandela brought about peaceful and courageous change. People like King and Mandela were forged in the hell fires of racism and inequality. They became the tempered steel leaders of our times.
Young people are taking on a greater debt to get a college diploma.
Motorists on Kansas City streets had a tough time Thursday getting to work because of the poor job the city did of clearing the streets.
Almost nothing in Las Vegas is free. The U.S. Postal Service may discover that because of its 2010 Forever stamp mistake, featuring what officials thought was the Statue of Liberty. The artist is suing the Postal Service in federal court for copyright infringement.
Online shopping is likely the new pot of gold that states and other taxing jurisdictions may turn to for tax dollars now that the Supreme Court has declined to hear the conflict over state sales taxes for purchases on websites like Amazon.com.
Lets hope for the sake of the U.S. economy next year that sales pick up ahead of the Christmas holiday.
Actor Paul Walkers death was a tragedy. Walker was a star in the movie series Fast & Furious.
A recent summit in Wuhan, China, on emerging industries also included needed cautions about peoples health. If not for health, what is the purpose of growth industries? asked Wang Jian, the chairman of the Beijing Genomics Institution. People are the most important factor.
Priests, bishops and other leaders of the Roman Catholic Church would do well to follow Pope Francis lead and get out of the chapels to break bread with the homeless and others living in despair. This kind of behavior would help improve the image of the church worldwide.
Embarrassment and shame no doubt described the emotions members of the Mormon congregation felt in a Salt Lake City suburb when they learned that the homeless man they didnt welcome was actually David Musselman, the bishop of the church.
The 212,706 motorists stung with $100 tickets since since 2009 have to be celebrating the appeals court ruling that put the brakes on Kansas City's red-light camera law. But lets hope drivers dont roll back into the bad habit of running red lights possibly causing injuries, property damage and loss of life.
Thanksgiving is just a day away, and the national Christmas shopping extravaganza is supposed to follow before the final fork of the fabulous feast has been digested. But the nation isnt in the best condition for retailers to feel good about sales in the final quarter.
The Washington National Cathedral should rethink a decision to start charging tourists an admission fee as a way to raise money to cover the $26 million damage from a 2011 earthquake. Its almost a pay-to-pray cost for the people who go to see the church but may have a word or two with God while they are there.
It would be hard to imagine that the Kansas City Council would shrug, say oh well and do nothing about getting the red-light cameras back on line as a revenue producer for the city. In August 2009, violations peaked at more than 11,000. They now average 2,500 to 3,000 tickets a month. At $100 per ticket, that still adds up to quite a bit of revenue for the town.