Rookie De’Anthony Thomas has seen his role in the Kansas City offense increase on a weekly basis, and he’s becoming a force to be reckoned with. Since Thomas’ return from a hamstring injury that forced him to miss the first four games of the season, Chiefs coach Andy Reid has quietly unleashed him in a multitude of ways.
The Iraqi military and police forces had been so thoroughly pillaged by their own corrupt leadership that they all but collapsed this spring in the face of the advancing militants of the Islamic State. Now the pattern of corruption and patronage in the Iraqi government forces threatens to undermine a new U.S.-led effort to drive out the extremists.
The paparazzi — parents with cellphones — were ready and waiting when Monster and Hota hit the red carpet Sunday at the Kansas City Zoo. Sunday afternoon’s Penguin Waddle helped celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Penguin Plaza, which opened on Oct. 25, 2013.
Area clergy and multiracial crowd gathered inside of Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday and joined hands to seek a prayerful response to civil unrest and hope a peaceful outcome in anticipation of a grand jury decision in Ferguson following the police shooting of an unarmed black teen.
Saying he couldn’t wait for a gridlocked Congress, President Barack Obama last week took executive action on U.S. immigration policies. The Monday Poll would like to know what you’re thinking about Obama’s executive actions on immigration and other aspects of this issue.
After a season-opening loss to UMKC and wins over Valparaiso and Oral Roberts, coach Kim Anderson’s Tigers see the games in the Maui Invitational as a terrific early-season litmus test. Up first Monday for the 2-1 Tigers is a tussle with No. 2 Arizona, which is undefeated in three games.
Grant Hill grew up loving basketball, and he admits he can thank his football-playing father, Calvin, for that. Before his induction into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday night in Kansas City, Grant allowed himself to reminisce about those times and how sweet it was to have his entire family witness the ceremony.
I once spent the night before Thanksgiving in a homeless shelter in Milwaukee. I had gone under cover for my university’s magazine to get a glimpse of what it was like on the inside. What I encountered blew my narrow college-boy mind.
"“Government employees produce nothing. They’re a net consumer," Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick recently said of state employees. Op-ed columnist Steve Rose writes: "I have little doubt Ray Merrick thinks state government is too big and can be shrunk further. But I do not believe Merrick is as callous as he came across in the newspaper interview."
I loved her as I have all the creatures who have shared our lives. More of them than I can legally speak of in this jurisdiction. The special hurt, I believe, is because — young as she was — we thought we’d have her many more years.
More than diet, body mass index, smoking or alcohol consumption, your social life is the most accurate predictor of how long you will live, according to the findings in “The Village Effect” by Canadian psychologist Susan Pinker. But as a society, in the age of online social interactions, we are moving in the opposite direction.