Joco Opinion

Joco Opinion

Selling dance wear brings out the best — and worst

Every rhinestone, every bejeweled embellishment, every piece of lace must be perfect, every loose thread clipped and everything must be clean as if the costume was carried by fairies to a Febreze Cloud where it was gently massaged by a Woolite shower and finished off with a Downy fabric softener kiss.

Joco Opinion

What will a trumpet in the house herald?

What’s worse than living in a tiny house with a fifth-grader who’s decided to take up the trumpet? Living in that house after his dad, who hasn’t trumpeted a single note since eighth grade, says, “Cool, I’ll try, too!”

Joco Opinion

Bridge and Pokemon Go have something in common

Those nerds walking around are chasing imaginary figures, which they fight and then capture. Turns out, there are all competing worldwide for something called combat points. Duplicate bridge is like that, except the players compete for something called master points.

Joco Opinion

Be careful voting in November

Some Johnson County voters who thought they had helped make critical decisions in August’s primaries actually didn’t. That’s because their ballots were not counted, for various reasons. Looking ahead, voters need to be extra careful in the November elections.

Videos

May 9 arrests at Kansas City library event

The arrest of Jeremy Rothe-Kushe at a Kansas City Public Library event is captured on video by a friend. Library officials say that, and the arrest of a library employee, violated the First Amendment.
Ian Cummings The Kansas City Star
May 9 arrests at Kansas City library event 2:31

May 9 arrests at Kansas City library event

Royals' Paulo Orlando and the quest for .300 1:30

Royals' Paulo Orlando and the quest for .300

Jason Kander, Roy Blunt react to Friday debate 1:36

Jason Kander, Roy Blunt react to Friday debate

Royals' Mike Moustakas reflects on fatherhood and baseball 4:19

Royals' Mike Moustakas reflects on fatherhood and baseball