<![CDATA[News Columns & Blogs | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/ The Kansas City Star newspaper and KansasCity.com in Kansas City, MO bring you News Columns & Blogs. en-us Copyright 2015 The Kansas City Star Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:58:27 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:58:27 CDT News Columns & Blogs 60 Steve Kraske: Politicians always want to play offense http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article8017812.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:55:10 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article8017812.html Dave Helling: GOP must change its tune to something less negative http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article7877142.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:30:16 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article7877142.html Dave Helling: The ballot has become another partisan battleground http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article7585940.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:44:29 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article7585940.html Joe Robertson: One slice of education’s future — the end of the big, bad test http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article7420274.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 18 Jan 2015 17:17:41 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article7420274.html Steve Kraske: Sam Brownback could be the most consequential governor in Kansas history http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article7039613.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:36:39 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article7039613.html Dave Helling: Kansas City Council races are an all-or-nothing affair http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article6517563.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:18:14 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article6517563.html Mará Rose Williams: New adult ed programs put degrees, certifications in the hands of more graduates http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article6038847.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 20:10:51 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article6038847.html Steve Kraske: Pat Gray had a profound impact on Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article5748246.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19:01:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article5748246.html Dave Helling: Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback gets a fresh start with second term http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article5567352.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 15:18:53 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article5567352.html Mark Morris: Did nonviolent first-time offender need five years in prison? http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article5428284.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 04 Jan 2015 22:19:51 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article5428284.html Steve Kraske: The newsmaker of the year is … Police Chief Darryl Forté http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article5347191.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 02 Jan 2015 15:34:47 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article5347191.html Dave Helling: Pipeline rationale is political, not economic http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article5261550.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 17:16:01 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article5261550.html Dave Helling: U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder’s bank bill deserved a full debate http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article5127933.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 15:34:24 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article5127933.html Alan Bavley: Following hard on the heels of the holiday season: Diet books http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article5084889.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 28 Dec 2014 17:23:44 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article5084889.html Steve Kraske: You won’t believe what politicians said in 2014 http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article5018367.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 26 Dec 2014 16:46:08 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article5018367.html Joe Robertson: Kauffman Foundation, KC schools seek to team up again http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article4777701.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:29:04 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/local-columnists/article4777701.html Cable work turned an Independence yard into a long-lasting eyesore http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/news-columns-blogs-the_watchdog/article8079741.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:08:09 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/news-columns-blogs-the_watchdog/article8079741.html Once upon a time, multicultural Paris was a city that knew peace http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article8027625.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/c-w-gusewelle/article8027625.html Steve Kraske: Politicians always want to play offense http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article8052720.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:44:38 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article8052720.html From the archives: The Lathrop Building, 1943 http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/eyewitness/article8017503.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:51:23 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/eyewitness/article8017503.html TheChat: The Barack-Obama-in-Lawrence edition http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article7957131.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 20:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article7957131.html Gov. Sam Brownback to take his show on the road http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article7944489.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:15:38 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article7944489.html TheChat: Speaker John Boehner decries Obama proposals http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article7875366.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 20:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article7875366.html In State of the State speech, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon pushes for Medicaid expansion http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article7901925.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:00:09 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article7901925.html Kansas lawmakers hear from supporters and opponents of legalizing medical marijuana http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article7889937.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:19:55 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article7889937.html Kansas lawmakers seek to ease concealed gun restrictions http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article7883238.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:26:02 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article7883238.html Kansas Chief Justice Nuss plans to tone down pleas for more funding http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article7884471.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:33:14 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article7884471.html Local SOTU reactions partisan, predictable http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article7855269.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 09:22:22 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article7855269.html Kathleen Sebelius criticizes Gov. Sam Brownback’s vision for Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article7822977.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:24:26 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article7822977.html TheChat: President Obama declares that it’s a new day in America http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article7831176.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article7831176.html