The Muehlebach — once KC’s heart, still a proud monument

Today, 100 years after opening, the hotel still stands among the surrounding skyscrapers, yet is closed for all but group gatherings. It serves as a kind of hidden jewel for those who know what they’re looking for. It is a relic, a reminder of an older, grander time, when a hotel was more than just a place to rest your head between flights.


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Dave Helling: It’s time to break lawmakers’ ‘cycle of dependency’

Gov. Sam Brownback recently signed a bill to restrict welfare benefits in Kansas, yet he’s lived almost entirely on the taxpayer’s dime for three decades as a congressman, a U.S. senator and the state’s chief executive. Meanwhile, Missouri lawmakers want to cap welfare eligibility at 45 months in their state. Perhaps it’s time to limit how long they can receive government checks.


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