<![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: Downtown gets a little livelier in Overland Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article32392512.html#storylink=rss Overland Park is on the verge of having a good problem: more people living in and around its downtown, making parking a little bit more difficult to find.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:14:12 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article32392512.html
Letters: Trump’s bluntness, Danedri Herbert, Iran agreement http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article32392260.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:12:28 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article32392260.html
Snarky in the Suburbs: Listen up, school district: You’re not a multinational conglomerate or a cable company, and you do need to listen http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article32391261.html#storylink=rss I’m about to do something that terrifies me. I’m going to bad mouth the Blue Valley School District. (Just to get the courage to say that I had to fortify myself with not one but two Rice Krispy treats.)

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:05:14 CDT

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Curling offers a humbling lesson in underestimating a sport http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article32390727.html#storylink=rss What do you do if you get an invitation from a friend to learn a Winter Olympic sport? If you’re me, you say, “Bring it on!” and drag your family along.

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:00:04 CDT

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Denise Snodell: Getting college kids ready for apartment is whisk-y business http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article32374437.html#storylink=rss GETTING COLLEGE KIDS READY FOR APARTMENT LIFE IS WHISK-Y BUSINESS

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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:48:48 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article32374437.html
Stacey Hatton: As time goes by, here’s walking with you, kid http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article32200368.html#storylink=rss I’m sure this will come as a surprise to those who know my family, but I’m proud to announce that I’ve become a grandmother! Yes, I know my daughters are 8 and 9, but I’m thrilled about my new role.

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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:52:07 CDT

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Bob Sigman: Friend, colleague, inspiration http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article31490000.html#storylink=rss Sigman’s voice in his 913 pieces reflected the gentle but principled man he was. He wrote about state politics in a time of vitriol but he did not succumb. Instead he was clear-eyed and factual, making his opinions heard without need for attacks.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 21:47:53 CDT

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Snarky in the Suburbs: Don’t mess with KC, Texas mom http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article31490465.html#storylink=rss Grab a Bible and settle in because I’m about to get religious on you. Yeah, seriously, I am. I’ve been resisting the urge with everything I’ve got, but I’m weak and I can no longer shut my pie hole about matters my husband has told me — well, really begged me — not to write about.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 21:58:15 CDT

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Emily Parnell: Whether early or late, the start of school is never on the right date http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article31490267.html#storylink=rss My kids are back in school. Almost a month before Labor Day, fewer than 90 days after the previous school year ended, summer is over. And it seems like things were just warming up!

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 21:54:55 CDT

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Matt Keenan: New perspectives on life http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article31490099.html#storylink=rss From time to time, my path will intersect with someone or something that draws a contrast to my thinking, my lot in life at the time, and I pause and wonder, coincidence or not?

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 21:51:01 CDT

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Editorial: Use new taxes as pledged in Johnson County http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article31489676.html#storylink=rss When the Johnson County Commission passed a new budget last week, it included higher taxes to pay for better parks, libraries and transit. Now county officials move on to the next, extremely important step: Spend the money as promised.

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 21:43:07 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article31489676.html
Letters: Cecil the Lion, Danedri Herbert’s values, Fr. Kapaun Jeep Mass http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article31489508.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 21:39:54 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article31489508.html
Therese Park: The power of music — and connections seen in chance meeting with Steve Charpié http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article31092309.html#storylink=rss Trumpeter, conductor and music editor Steve Charpié says, “Of all the creatures on earth, only we humans are given the gift of music.”

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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:06:06 CDT

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Snarky in the Suburbs: Breaking-the-rules parents cast a shadow over the end-of-summer happy dance http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article30743421.html#storylink=rss The No. 1 rule of top back-to-school rules is simple: Do not bring the teacher a gift on the first day.my top four back-to-school rules. Gifting the teacher on the first day of school says way too many things about the parent doing it.

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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:56:54 CDT

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Denise Snodell: Injury claims another sleeveless fashion victim http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article30743700.html#storylink=rss I was still rubbing my shoulder, post-cortisone shot, when I asked the doctor, “So. Is it possible this whole fiasco could have been caused by a weight machine?”

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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:57:58 CDT

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Letters to the editor: Greek bankruptcy, wastewater fees, SM aquatic center in Lenexa, Brownback’s budget http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article30708507.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:06:33 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article30708507.html
Editorial: Improve plan for redevelopment of Metcalf South http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article30709620.html#storylink=rss While a large mixed-use redevelopment proposal likely will be approved for the predominantly abandoned sites at 95th Street and Metcalf Avenue, project supporters will have to make a better case than they have so far.

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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 13:21:03 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article30709620.html
Stacey Hatton: The first week of school is full of lessons — for mom http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article30346674.html#storylink=rss If I can get them into the car with shoes and something other than a swimsuit, I will chock that up to a major success. I’ve learned to lower my standards substantially. However, it always helps to have a refresher course on things to avoid when getting back into the school routines.

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Thu, 06 Aug 2015 17:14:17 CDT

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A trip to Disneyland East puts a family in perspective http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article29983404.html#storylink=rss Long before Hollywood screenwriters ever crafted the personality of Clark Griswold, there was another father with a penchant for long family vacations with attendant misadventures. His name was Larry Keenan.

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:33:47 CDT

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Snarky in the Suburbs: Navigating the airport among the top lessons to teach children http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article29985702.html#storylink=rss There are a myriad of skills parents have to teach their children.

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:51:21 CDT

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Stacey Hatton: A cucumber caper has me pickled http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article29985426.html#storylink=rss Cucumber Caper has me Pickled

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:49:34 CDT

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Editorial: Resolve concerns over Brookridge mixed-use plan http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article29982180.html#storylink=rss The huge Brookridge redevelopment proposal soon will be back before the Overland Park Planning Commission again. The hearing should not be perfunctory.

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:25:31 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article29982180.html
Danedri Herbert: Johnson County commission needs to go on a spending diet http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article29980617.html#storylink=rss Despite claims that a large amount of the tax rate increase is necessary to simply maintain existing services, the proposed 2016 Johnson County budget is chops wrapped in ham wrapped in bacon. Oink. Oink.

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:17:13 CDT

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Letters: ‘King’ Brownback, voter fraud, GOP perceptions, city code enforcement http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article29960532.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:20:32 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article29960532.html
Therese Park: Family vacation in Tetons is a time for learning, fun and renewal http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article29580319.html#storylink=rss Therese Park: Family vacation in Tetons is a time for learning, fun and renewal

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:37:58 CDT

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Snarky in the Suburbs: Beach wavy? That hair-do is more like a hair-don’t http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article29243383.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

In my world, when the kids go back to school the season of sun and fun is over. Based on this data, I have created my own Late Summer Bucket List.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:22:22 CDT

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Emily Parnell: Sometimes, a set of earplugs is Mom’s best gift to the next generation http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article29243047.html#storylink=rss Years ago, my husband went to the doctor for a checkup. Morose, he told me the doctor said he had 7 percent hearing loss, undoubtedly from music. Concerts, cranking the dial in his car, jamming with his headphones maxed out — all had taken a toll. Seven percent.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:18:35 CDT

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Editorial: Speakers favor tax increase in Johnson County http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article29218465.html#storylink=rss A parade of speakers showed up Monday night to urge the Johnson County Commission to seize the first opportunity in a decade to approve a tax increase for improved parks, libraries and transit. The points were well made, and the commission at its final budget meeting in August has sufficient reasons to endorse the higher property tax.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:20:34 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article29218465.html
Ellen Murphy: A family’s history lives on, locked behind 88 keys http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article29210779.html#storylink=rss Despite her minimalist approach to furnishings, Mom decided to use the little bit of money she received after her dear grandmother died, to buy a piano for her family.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:11:51 CDT

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Letters: Tax help for developers, the bully pulpit, a message for Brownback’s http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article29210107.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:10:29 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article29210107.html