<![CDATA[816 Opinion News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/ en-us Tue, 03 Jun 2014 10:27:56 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 03 Jun 2014 10:27:56 CDT 816 Opinion 60 Matt Keenan: In a Stanford lab, nobody’s discussing how to take selfies http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article19188762.html#storylink=rss “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning book, becomes an amazing documentary. Every so often, we encounter a story that reaffirms my belief that our country, our world, is, in fact, heading in the right direction.

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Conversations on race

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:13:15 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article19188702.html
Susan Vollenweider: Not being ready is perfectly normal http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article18582542.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

“Mom, you need to share my story. It might help someone.”

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:15:32 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article18582542.html
Susan Vollenweider: When sibling rivalry ages http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article17095034.html#storylink=rss “You know what you should write about …,” my brother began. I sighed. Several years of unsolicited suggestions flashed through my head. Not all of them were bad ideas but none was a good idea for me. I usually thank people and decline politely.

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Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:09:48 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article17095034.html
Matt Keenan: Whose cellphone is that ringing? I know not, Lord. And the cock crowed. (Repeat three times) http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article15066635.html#storylink=rss Funerals, happily, remain very much as they have through the years.

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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:12:31 CDT

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Homeland Security

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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:04:49 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article15064613.html
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The word “volunteer” came from the French word voluntaire, which meant community work in the 19th century. In the U.S., women volunteered their time and efforts during the Civil War, sewing military supplies or looking after injured soldiers in hospitals with experts’ supervision when the number of injured soldiers far exceeded the number of medical staff.

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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:31:11 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article13219502.html
As I See It: Let’s address chronic diseases by changing our unhealthy lifestyles http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article12294257.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

From an economic standpoint, chronic diseases cost our country $4.2 trillion dollars every year. That’s enough to pay 18 million teachers’ salaries, buy 42 million cars, purchase 5.6 million homes and pay 56.8 million U.S. Army privates.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 16:34:59 CST

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Susan Vollenweider: From talker to soft talker to no talker http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article11162876.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

“Susan, I think you talk just to hear your own voice,” my mother often said when I was growing up. She was right, sometimes I did just babble to hear my own voice.

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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:21:28 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article11162876.html
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Politics Chicago-style

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:36:01 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article11088422.html
Susan Vollenweider: Kids aren’t the only ones who just know this stuff http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article10594856.html#storylink=rss “Susan, the clicker isn’t working,” my dad said as he handed me the TV remote. Ronald Reagan was president and I was mid-college, but the seemingly insignificant conversation has stuck with me all these years.

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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:04:19 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article10594856.html
As I See It: Keeping kids safe at home http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/article9713225.html#storylink=rss A child’s death in New York, suspected to relate to liquid nicotine, prompted Charlie’s House to offer some suggestions and request action on this potential poison.

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:00:31 CST

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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:58:40 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article9679217.html
Snarky in the Suburbs: Bragging parents aren’t doing themselves — or their kids — any favors http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article9111800.html#storylink=rss There may not be anything more boring than a mom or dad whose sole topic of conversation is about their amazing kids. For the love of all that is holy, just give a rest. We get it: Your kids are the best and the brightest — at least in your brain they are.

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Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:14:58 CST

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David Knopf: For picky eater, it’s easy enough to delete Spam http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article9106085.html#storylink=rss I’m irrational about many things, but nothing more than the meats I will or won’t eat.

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Tue, 03 Feb 2015 14:54:07 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article9106085.html
Susan Vollenweider: The last routine morning http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article9101711.html#storylink=rss In Writing 101 I learned that the best place to start a story is on a day that was different.

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Tue, 03 Feb 2015 14:37:52 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article9101711.html
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Tue, 03 Feb 2015 14:32:32 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article9100301.html
Bill Filer: The science of spending on sport, and giving science a sporting chance http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article8408706.html#storylink=rss Kids were running all over an indoor athletic training facility on a field divided in half by a large floor-to-ceiling net. On the left side of the net was a lacrosse league, and to the right, a baseball team. I sat and watched both practices for a while, taking inventory of the equipment being used. Based on what I was seeing, I figured that several thousand dollars were out on that field.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:09:11 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article8408706.html
Susan Vollenweider: Put your parenting vehicle in drive, but be prepared to detour http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article8400921.html#storylink=rss We may have a destination, but life with kids can take you to unexpected places. And often, that’s good.

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:59:48 CST

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:27:58 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article8369112.html
As I See It, MaryAnneMetheny: Now that the stockings are put away, let’s talk about stalking http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article7761072.html#storylink=rss Around 6.6 million people are stalked each year in the U.S.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:43:44 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article7761072.html
Live on for justice, Fuzzy Thompson http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article7760079.html#storylink=rss My heart is saddened with the passing of Nelson LaVert “Fuzzy” Thompson. He was a giant among men not only in stature, but most especially in his humility, ethics, religious morality and his steadfast commitment to rid the world of racism.

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:40:06 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article7760079.html
The teen years begin again, at age 10 http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article7756731.html#storylink=rss An overheard phone conversation, full of shared tee-hee-hees about a boy, tell Dad that his little girl is growing up. But she’s only 10, and for the love of God, girls that age aren’t supposed to be interested in those sorts of things. Are they?

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:22:40 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article7756731.html
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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:59:15 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/816-north-opinion/article7752351.html
As I See It: Steven Youngblood | Peace journalists reveal truth of Paris tragedy but avoid the ‘us vs. them’ motif http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article6281091.html#storylink=rss Peace journalists would explore the legitimate grievances behind those who oppose the newspaper, without giving justification to the violence perpetrated against Charlie Hebdo.

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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:06:27 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article6281091.html
Susan Vollenweider: One flu over the cuckoo’s nest http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article6279315.html#storylink=rss As the holidays pass into memory we are left with not only a mess, a few extra pounds and a strong desire to clean, but a more pressing issue from all that sharing time: family illness.

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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:02:52 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article6279315.html
Toriano Porter: Black men are not out to harm police http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article6278538.html#storylink=rss Let me be clear, concise and straight to the point.

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Emily Murphy: A gathering of angels symbolizes a family’s history http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article5510010.html#storylink=rss We are the products of parents who were creative, free-thinking and intelligent middle-incomers who preferred tolerance to prejudice, open-mindedness to stodgy tradition and traveling to home improvement.

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Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:35:26 CST

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Snarky in the Suburbs: Oh, little town of Bethlehem, when can the baubles come down? http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816/816-opinion/article5509581.html#storylink=rss Did you know the date when you decide to take your holiday decorations down says a lot about you? I sure didn’t. I just assumed that folks eventually got around to it. Of course, I’ve been known to make snide comments about people who still have a Christmas tree in their living room and outdoor inflatables littering their yard on Valentine’s Day.

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