The good vibes and the injection of energy lasted less than a day, dissipating into the air on Wednesday afternoon in a stadium that was overtaken by the shrieking of schoolchildren. Just 15 hours after the Royals walked off against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night, they crumbled in a disastrous 13-2 loss at Kauffman Stadium.
Kansas City is making preparations to remove the largest Sky Station sculpture from atop Bartle Hall on Sunday morning. Some streets will be closed for hours both before and after the disassembly process.
U.S. Justice Department officials Wednesday notified NC Gov. Pat McCrory that House Bill 2 violates the U.S. Civil Rights Act. The department gave state officials until Monday to address the situation “by confirming that the State will not comply with or implement HB2.”
Here are a few words of warning, based on 30 years of watching promises get broken and big dreams crumble in this area. The new, $100 million streetcar system might flop. But even if the streetcar runs into problems, its “failure” likely will be only temporary. Smart people will fix what ails it.