<![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 Editorial: State lawmakers should hush up on county’s plan http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article25929931.html#storylink=rss What a difference a year has made in Johnson County when it comes to approving a responsible budget.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:51:15 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article25929931.html
Therese Park: Hobby marries creativity to artistic demands http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article26065441.html#storylink=rss Once your project grabs you and demands what it wants to become in your hands, you and your project are bonded to be true in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, and together you take a journey to the unknown.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:22:17 CDT

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Letters: Shivashankars say thank you, ‘transracial’ claims, Brownback’s tax spin http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article25930198.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:54:47 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article25930198.html
Emily Parnell: As we honor Independence Day, the only acceptable attitude is gratitude http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/article25929244.html#storylink=rss Independence Day is a living, breathing holiday, and complacency has no place in our lives.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:43:08 CDT

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I’ve dreaded live concerts for a while, but leave it to Bieber to ruin them for good http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article25929409.html#storylink=rss Do you ever feel like you’re left out of the whole pop culture scene? That perhaps you have something missing in your DNA sequence that prohibits you from having the desire to ever see a live concert?

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:45:04 CDT

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Matt Keenan: Things that go boom in the night and other annoyances http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article25929055.html#storylink=rss There is no greater evidence that you are officially “old” than when July 4th stops being a celebration and becomes an annoyance. Breaking news: I’m there.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:40:38 CDT

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Danedri Herbert: Marriage debate has stuck a knife in the notion of civil discourse http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article25928875.html#storylink=rss The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that gay marriage must now be the law of the land, and many people I love are celebrating. I am happy for them in this moment but I am sad for our country. I have a bad feeling that this road — legal gay marriage mandated by the Supreme Court but not approved by the people — doesn’t end in a happy place.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:39:13 CDT

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Stacey Hatton: If you give a mom a glass of wine http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article25654627.html#storylink=rss When I was of drinking age without a spouse or children, I never thought about the correlation between wine and whining. Why would I ponder one of life’s biggest mysteries while I was young and free? Mostly I spent a great amount of time opening children’s book rejection letters from publishers. But I’m not bitter.

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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:09:18 CDT

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Snarky in the Suburbs: Here’s to those entry-level summer jobs that build character: Bottoms up! http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article25364428.html#storylink=rss There is nothing more beneficial to a college student’s education and future success than a summer job that sucks. Every human needs to, at some point in his or her life, work in entry-level positions in the food industry, retail or do some hard labor.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:57:25 CDT

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Denise Snodell: Little ears can hear things that go straight to the heart http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article25364272.html#storylink=rss It is amazing how we adults say things in front of kids that can not only be misinterpreted, but really stick. This is especially true when we describe family features. It’s like we’re playing Mr. Potato Head with genetics. “She has the short legs of the Millers.” “He has that uneven Ferguson smile.”

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:55:36 CDT

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Editorial: Higher mill levy would improve Johnson County http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article25360918.html#storylink=rss Johnson County’s elected officials are getting closer to taking some much-needed steps to make crucial upgrades in services to residents.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:27:09 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article25360918.html
Letters to the editor: Yoder’s support of cancer research, Brownback’s ‘emperor’ moment, shopping in Missouri, Amtrak’s losses http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article25343623.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:51:09 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article25343623.html
Lori Allen: A friend in need, indeed http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article25343323.html#storylink=rss Our cocker spaniel Finn has been gradually stealing our hearts over the last five years. And after a medical emergency, surgery and recovery, he is even more beautiful than ever.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:48:02 CDT

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Therese Park: No matter your age, there is much learning to do http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article25149259.html#storylink=rss A grandchild’s remarkable progress almost overnight is a reminder that the learning atmosphere and a child’s will to learn go hand-in-hand.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 09:53:54 CDT

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Snarky in the Suburbs: Hey, parents — even if you can’t see your kid’s misbehavior, it’s still there http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article24687289.html#storylink=rss Most parents think their kids have super powers — as in super smart, super athletic and, well, just to save time on this list take pretty much any adjective that would look good on a college application and put super in front of it. Bam, list done.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 21:24:15 CDT

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Bob Sigman: Death of county founder is lost in the fog of history http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article24687085.html#storylink=rss Several possibilities in the mysterious and unsolved death of the Rev. Thomas Johnson, founder of the Shawnee Indian Mission in present-day Fairway and a prominent figure during the volatile border war in the 1850s.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 21:22:16 CDT

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Matt Keenan: There’s nothing like a vole-filled yard to put a DIY guy up on a ladder http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article24686296.html#storylink=rss These days I depend on an army of experts — lawn (Jose), fertilizer (Ryan Lawn), lighting (CLC), plumbing (Roto Rooter) and carpet (Stanley Steemer). But now, my inner “do it yourself” guy is back.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 21:11:32 CDT

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Editorial: Spend more on public transit in Johnson County http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article24685834.html#storylink=rss The Johnson County Commission should seize the chance this summer to finance significant improvements in public transit.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 21:07:42 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article24685834.html
Editorial: Marriage equality, Brownback’s tax increases, Kobach’s hunt, school cuts http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article24685546.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 21:05:34 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article24685546.html
Stacey Hatton: Time to get down to summertime business http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article24141670.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

Parenting is so easy! By the way, if you agree with that, we can’t be friends.

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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 21:46:28 CDT

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Therese Park: Repairs require a journey to the dark side http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article23603191.html#storylink=rss A few evenings ago, I discovered that our oven failed to cook a chicken for us. By looking inside, I felt the broiler burning hot but not the baking element at the bottom. At dinner, I reported to my husband the domestic crises I had handled alone and explained why we were eating the leftover lentil soup instead of a roasted chicken and baked potato.

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Tue, 09 Jun 2015 16:10:35 CDT

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Denise Snodell: I feel trapped in ‘The Price is Right? Are You Sure?’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article23602747.html#storylink=rss There’s a world of mundane stuff that must be super cheap to make but is mysteriously expensive.

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Tue, 09 Jun 2015 16:05:19 CDT

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Snarky in the Suburbs: Women of a certain age should embrace their wisdom, stature and grace http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article23602300.html#storylink=rss All the recent gender news had me thinking why anyone would want to be a woman. The hard truth is it’s a brutal business being female.

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Tue, 09 Jun 2015 16:01:06 CDT

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Editorial: Projects help boost downtown Overland Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article23601097.html#storylink=rss The future of Overland Park’s downtown area appears brighter these days. Proposed new investments have the potential to continue reviving that part of the city.

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Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:50:13 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article23601097.html
As I See It: Even at careers’ end, teachers live on in their students http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article23600389.html#storylink=rss Through nearly three decades, not a single day of teaching elementary music has been dull. From helping kindergartners find their singing voices to teaching sixth-graders to connect with the meaning and expression in a song was all very rewarding.

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Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:43:49 CDT

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Letters to the editor: CORE4, Brownback’s hopes, classes in the U.S., Royals’ fever http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article23599987.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

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Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:39:28 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article23599987.html
Snarky in the Suburbs: Sunflower + Show Me = True Love — at least if I were in charge of things http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article22955682.html#storylink=rss All of us border folk need to do a “We Are the World”-like event. You know, a whole join-hands, sing-a-song and eat-some-burnt-ends thing to celebrate the awesomeness that is Greater Kansas City.

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Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:08:00 CDT

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Matt Keenan: Hey, couples to be — save selfies for an actual accomplishment http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article22954605.html#storylink=rss “Will you marry me?” is so old-fashioned. Now it’s “will you marry me but please look into that camera over there because this is going viral and maybe I will get 10 likes.”

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Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:00:08 CDT

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Editorial: Report shows residents want better transit http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article22954095.html#storylink=rss A new community survey shows Johnson County residents are generally pleased with most services they receive, but improvements in public transit remain a key goal for county officials.

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Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:56:12 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article22954095.html
Danedri Herbert: Marriage matters — to us all http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article22953570.html#storylink=rss There’s now a social stigma against the completely accurate supposition that marriage dramatically reduces the likelihood of a child living in poverty. That’s not a conservative viewpoint. It’s science.

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