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Dave Helling: The lines that divide us can be erased

“We have to go east and west,” Kansas City Mayor Sly James says. “There are too many things in this city that go north and south.” Divisions such as the ones that split Missouri and Kansas and divide the races the aren’t natural. they’re man-made. Voters can dissolve them if they want.

Mary Sanchez

Kansas gun law deserves a challenge

The law says guns and ammunition manufactured and owned in the state are exempt from federal firearms laws. It’s the old state’s sovereignty idea. The same argument the antebellum South tried to keep their slaves. It arose again when states fought the desegregation of public schools.

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