Sam Mellinger

Royals have more important goals, but 100 victories is still within reach

Thirteen years after their 100th loss served as a public shaming, the Royals enter the season’s final stretch with an honest shot at 100 wins. Assuming the Royals clinch their division and lock up home-field advantage in the playoffs, winning 100 would be sort of like a vanity plate on an already beautiful car.

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Labor data: A look at wages, workers and unions

Conditions are mixed for American workers this Labor Day. Middle- and lower-class wages have stagnated as recent gains have gone mainly to already high-paid earners, and union representation continues to slide, especially in the private sector. But many states and cities are moving to increase their minimum wage, and unions still represent thousands of Kansas City area workers and millions nationwide.

Mary Sanchez

A keyboard Nazi who became a killer

White supremacist F. Glenn Miller Jr. slithered into the Kansas City area hunting Jewish victims and took three innocent lives in 2014. His trial this week illuminated disconcerting parallels with viewpoints that are common, unchallenged and flat out offensive in America.

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