<![CDATA[Joco Opinion News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/ en-us Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:41:10 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:41:10 CDT Joco Opinion 60 Denise Snodell: Floating between paper and pixel http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article22386546.html#storylink=rss One particular sunrise, my husband dashed outside to retrieve our newspaper. But it wasn’t there.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 18:39:15 CDT

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Snarky in the Suburbs: Free at last, free at last! Room mother duties are a thing of the past http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article22386441.html#storylink=rss As your child leaves elementary school behind, there’s also freedom for you, as in you no longer have to be involved in the day-to-day management of your kid’s classroom life.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 18:38:07 CDT

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Editorial: Johnson County has plenty at stake in Topeka http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article22384455.html#storylink=rss Johnson County’s residents, school leaders, business executives and elected officials have good reasons to scrutinize the decisions made by Kansas legislators as the 2015 session nears an end.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 18:21:58 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article22384455.html
Letters to the editor: Brownback and lowering taxes, death penalty, Joco Gateway project http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article22380843.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

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Tue, 26 May 2015 17:58:12 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article22380843.html
Lori Allen: Lean forward and away you go http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article19817304.html#storylink=rss A Segway tour? In Chicago, a city full of art, museums, architecture and restaurants, we were going to do a Segway tour? Are they even still doing those? Besides, I am probably the most clumsy person I know. I wasn’t sure if I could even do it.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 17:56:06 CDT

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Stacey Hatton: Relaxing poolside? Enjoy it while you can http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article22178064.html#storylink=rss I spent the last six years in the pool being splashed in the face, bonked in the head, slapped, urinated on and strangled while playing with my sweet girls. But I’ve paid my penance. I’m done.

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Mon, 25 May 2015 10:13:09 CDT

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Snarky in the Suburbs: By the time a student hits college, graduation fatigue has set in http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article21416430.html#storylink=rss I’m so glad I don’t have a single child graduating from anything this month.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 17:31:36 CDT

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Denise Snodell: A storm-watching mom is the definition of high anxiety http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article21415980.html#storylink=rss So the kid picks a TOR:CON 5 day to drive home from college.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 17:29:25 CDT

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Bob Sigman: Answering a higher call http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article21415545.html#storylink=rss A story of a wartime act of mercy reminds us to honor our own humanity.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 17:26:10 CDT

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Editorial: Cable barriers best way to save lives on K-10 http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article21411231.html#storylink=rss Properly so, Johnson County’s elected officials are pressing state officials to take action that would protect lives along Kansas 10, which connects the county to Lawrence.

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Tue, 19 May 2015 16:56:23 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article21411231.html
Letters to the editor: Texting and driving, drilling rights, Uber leaves Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article21410073.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

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Tue, 19 May 2015 16:46:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article21410073.html
Therese Park: Sunny disposition says much about life http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article21313914.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

Sonia Lerner, 72, who lives in an assisted-living facility in Overland Park, fell about 10 years ago and permanently lost her ability to walk. Yet, her disposition gained her a new name — Sunny.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 15:59:41 CDT

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Snarky in the Suburbs: For our teens’ health, let’s get real about the greatness of high school http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article20775564.html#storylink=rss Think of the severe bouts of depression that could be averted if, at the start of each school year, a banner graced the entrance to every high school that read, “Relax, these aren’t going to be the best four years of your life. Trust us, it gets better.”

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Tue, 12 May 2015 16:58:06 CDT

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Stacey Hatton: Harvesters helps open eyes — and hearts http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article20779701.html#storylink=rss Thanks to volunteering with the nonprofit organization, my family feels even more blessed for what we have. I didn’t even need to guide my girls’ eyes, for they opened wide on their own. Now they are looking forward to our next volunteering event.

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Tue, 12 May 2015 17:36:26 CDT

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Letters: Brownback’s Ozand legacy; tax structure hurts poor, helps rich; we love the Royals http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article20771724.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

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Tue, 12 May 2015 16:24:41 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article20771724.html
Editorial: Johnson County represented in new area group http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article20770959.html#storylink=rss The name, Core4, is catchy, and it appears that the heads of the four largest government bodies in the Kansas City area are helping to forge a better working relationship.

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Tue, 12 May 2015 16:17:04 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article20770959.html
Matt Keenan: College life should be renamed the years of living dangerously http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article20755401.html#storylink=rss Every month these days there is another super bug, super virus, new strain of MSRA that for some reason strikes large populations of boys sleeping on couches, rugs and beds whose sheets were last changed when Nixon was President. Even the bedbugs packed up and left. And there were other challenges admittedly not life-threatening but still worrisome.

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Tue, 12 May 2015 13:42:25 CDT

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Snarky in the Suburbs: Plumbing the depths of despair, from band concerts to Porta Potties http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article20288181.html#storylink=rss There are so many things no one tells you about parenting. For example, no one gives you a heads up about is how much of your precious, sweet time on earth you’ll be spending at your kid’s extracurricular activities.

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Tue, 05 May 2015 16:09:56 CDT

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Matt Keenan: Through it all, the piano provided a family soundtrack http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article20287410.html#storylink=rss A Kimball grand piano has been part of the Keenan household for 47 years.

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Tue, 05 May 2015 16:00:33 CDT

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Editorial: Master plans, more money will upgrade parks http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article20286699.html#storylink=rss Johnson County will need to request a tax increase to make dramatic improvements to its still-undeveloped large parks. That’s a big challenge. In the next year or so, we’ll see if the county’s lawmakers and voters will be able to meet it.

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Tue, 05 May 2015 15:52:39 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article20286699.html
Letters to the editor: Welfare for farmers? http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article20285448.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

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Tue, 05 May 2015 15:41:15 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article20285448.html
Dandedri Herbert: Seeing the economy clearly http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article20284305.html#storylink=rss We’re not going to suddenly turn the corner and come roaring back to where we left off before our economy started circling the drain. We need to take off our rose-colored glasses and truly see the world we’re living in. It’s not sunshine, ponies and rainbows.

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Tue, 05 May 2015 15:33:13 CDT

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Therese Park: Even in uncertain times, we have a glimpse of heaven http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article20283903.html#storylink=rss Around the world, the Catholic Church dedicates the month of May to the Virgin Mary.

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Tue, 05 May 2015 15:30:16 CDT

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Snarky in the Suburbs: Home schooling is too much drama, except for reality TV http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article19806738.html#storylink=rss Home schooling does have its appeal. In the TV world home-schooling mamas attract viewers. You’ve got the Duggar mom on TLC and that pioneer lady on the Food Network.

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:34:00 CDT

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Emily Parnell: Family prayers reflect our connection with one another and the world http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article19818792.html#storylink=rss Most evenings, our family sits down for dinner together. Before eating, we ask a blessing.

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:27:52 CDT

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Editorial: Protect taxpayers as Meadowbrook project unfolds http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article19818162.html#storylink=rss Prairie Village officials need to focus on how much they can protect taxpayers and not put them on the hook for redeveloping the former Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club.

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:19:29 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article19818162.html
Letters to the editor: Love for the Roe interchange on 435 http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article19817871.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:14:08 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article19817871.html
Ellen Murphy: Speaking up for ourselves in Whoville http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article19809951.html#storylink=rss When pushed so far, our single moderate voice occasionally breaks through, proving we are here. We don’t want to be rude, but sometimes speaking up looks like that.

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:21:17 CDT

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Stacey Hatton: The long and winding roads to a weekend of fun http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article19566018.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

They always start off fun. You finally have the car packed, there’s no more arguing about leaving on time, gas tank is full, and you no longer have to avoid promising your poor, poor under-sugared children that you’ve stuffed enough Red Dye 40 food products in the van to make the trip interesting.

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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:50:52 CDT

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Snarky in the Suburbs: Making much ado about something is the point of our political process http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article19185777.html#storylink=rss If you don’t have “getting booed for doing the right thing” on your bucket list, put it on there immediately. It’s beyond stimulating.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:44:51 CDT

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