<![CDATA[Joco Opinion News | 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 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Heat + dust + humidity = Let’s go camping! http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article90313682.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:16:14 CDT

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We’ve pulled our yard up by our own bootstraps http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article90327517.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:03:29 CDT

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Take a tour of county courthouse http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article89272787.html#storylink=rss Johnson County officials are promoting plan to build a new courthouse in Olathe

The proposal is a good one, but it would require a new sales tax for 10 years

Voters will make the final decision in November

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Brownback is finally talking sense on spending http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article89269522.html#storylink=rss Kansas is bringing in plenty of money, though there are reasonable arguments for creating a fairer or flatter tax code.

The state is consistently bringing in more revenue month over month than it did the year before.

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Warning: this column is serious! http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article87961462.html#storylink=rss There’s no humor to be found in attacks on the judicial branch

Kansas’ system of screening its Supreme Court is a good one

And the justices we have are smart, hard-working and fair

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Thoughts wander on car trips http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article87956372.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 11:49:59 CDT

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Baby-sitting job has mom in doghouse http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article91090757.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:27:08 CDT

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Deep roots are fine, but some of us have to stretch out http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article89631322.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:54:30 CDT

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Schedule-happy parents need to learn the value of boredom http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article89270472.html#storylink=rss Parents, in massive numbers, have become afflicted with FOKMO — Fear Of Kids Missing Out.

FOKMO, fueled by its evil sidekick Social Media, is the No. 1 reason why our children’s summers are so chock full of organized activity.

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Everybody needs a daily dose of multiple hugs http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-diversions/article89272062.html#storylink=rss The recommended daily allowance of hugs is 8, and the bare minimum is four

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The troubled tale of Tulsa’s race relations http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article86681802.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 14:59:47 CDT

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Moderate GOP saves schools http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article86473997.html#storylink=rss School leaders in the Shawnee Mission and Blue Valley districts looked ineffective last week

Fortunately, some moderate GOP representatives killed a bad plan to cut districts’ funding even more

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Don’t curse that roadwork — you could be in Ohio http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article86474987.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:52:51 CDT

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Better late than never? Who says so? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/article85594647.html#storylink=rss If anyone in my family was to be late, they had better be incarcerated, dead or pregnant. Being late was not acceptable and improper for anyone in my limited world. So to make life challenging, I married into a family that didn’t agree with this rule of etiquette.

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Why does the church ignore other scriptures of condemnation? http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article85162142.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:11:19 CDT

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Technology gives golden years a digital dimension http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article85172377.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:49:45 CDT

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America is better than this cultural standoff on guns http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article85170732.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:41:24 CDT

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Letters: Gun control, the great risk of Trump http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article85165037.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:21:46 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article85165037.html Letter to Kansas lawmakers: Stay on task http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article85157767.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 18:57:30 CDT

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A world shared is a treasure http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article84418202.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 13:50:25 CDT

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Graduation, leaving for college: No tears here http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article83860642.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 23:35:18 CDT

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Onion jam recipe defies expectations http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article83860462.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 23:33:17 CDT

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Danedri Herbert comes clean: I am Gidget Southway http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article83858067.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 23:05:51 CDT

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Mothers — even when their kid climbs into a gorilla exhibit — need support not shame http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article83857852.html#storylink=rss The wisdom our own parents employed is still relevant today. The way to raise happy, healthy, productive children is to allow them to make decisions on their own, learn from their mistakes and grow into mature, responsible adults.

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Germ-phobia makes a news-laced return http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article82839112.html#storylink=rss Ebola, Zika and the CRE bacteria have this mom obsessing about her family’s health once again.

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Irate over the Kansas school mess? Toss the justices responsible http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article82306372.html#storylink=rss Reasonable people can disagree on whether the funding the Kansas Legislature adopted is equitable

Parents and children are caught in the cross-hairs, and in many cases, they are misplacing the blame

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Would you send your daughter to Baylor? This alumna certainly won’t be http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article82265902.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 13:13:13 CDT

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Editorial: Brookridge plan can’t satisfy all http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article82313647.html#storylink=rss Developer must keep promises to provide road improvements for smaller project than originally desired

Local residents will see how new multi-use redevelopment affects their quality of life

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A gentle American queen from humble Brooklyn roots http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article82311337.html#storylink=rss This mother’s love is mighty and fierce

Her primary lesson: Let your children know that you’re rooting for them with every breath

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