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Laura Bauer: When kids are hungry, the Kansas City area helps

That’s been demonstrated year after year since 2010, when The Star and Harvesters first partnered on the KC Challenge, a virtual food drive aimed at feeding the area’s hungriest children. In five years, you’ve donated nearly $1 million. As this year’s drive enters the final days, there’s still time to contribute.

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Dave Helling: Two-party system is stacked against outsiders

America has a two-party system because Republicans and Democrats cheerfully co-opt outsider rhetoric at election time, leaving no room for outliers such as Greg Orman, who this year ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate in Kansas as an independent. Look for that trend to continue in the next presidential election cycle.

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