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Sarah Donohoe: You can’t beat baseball’s traditions

New Lenexa resident Sarah Donohoe, who writes a weekly, slice-of-life column for the Estes Park (Colo.) News called The Thunker, writes: The game of baseball has a way of stirring patriotism in one’s soul. It is a clean-cut sport, with the athletes wearing nice-fitting uniforms and patting each other on the backside rather than trying to knock each other over with the brute force of an angry bull.

Barbara Shelly

Chris Koster’s egg lawsuit busts its budget

When he embarked on his strange and opportunistic quest to challenge a California law regarding eggs and hens, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said he thought the case would cost the state less than $10,000. That was optimistic. Records from the attorney general’s office show that the state has paid $83,711 for outside legal services, expert testimony and other expenses.

New jobs report shows Sam Brownback’s tax cuts still a costly failure

According to new figures released Tuesday, Kansas is still trailing about 30 states throughout the country in its rate of total employment growth since Jan. 2013, when Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax cuts took effect. In fact, look at the numbers closely, and they especially don’t look that positive for Brownback, as he tries to fend off Democrat Paul Davis in the governor’s race this fall.

Chris Koster’s egg lawsuit busts its budget

When he embarked on his strange and opportunistic quest to challenge a California law regarding eggs and hens, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said he thought the case would cost the state less than $10,000. That was optimistic. Records from the attorney general’s office show that the state has paid $83,711 for outside legal services, expert testimony and other expenses.

Let’s go get ’em: Exuberant Royals fandom sails all over Kansas City

What’s not to like about this town? When last weekend came around, I glued myself to a big screen in a onetime underground hipster watering hole now turned into a legitimate West Bottoms bar. It was quiet early that Friday evening at The Ship as the Royals continued their magical postseason run at Camden Yards in Baltimore.

New jobs report shows Sam Brownback’s tax cuts still a costly failure

According to new figures released Tuesday, Kansas is still trailing about 30 states throughout the country in its rate of total employment growth since Jan. 2013, when Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax cuts took effect. In fact, look at the numbers closely, and they especially don’t look that positive for Brownback, as he tries to fend off Democrat Paul Davis in the governor’s race this fall.

Chris Koster’s egg lawsuit busts its budget

When he embarked on his strange and opportunistic quest to challenge a California law regarding eggs and hens, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said he thought the case would cost the state less than $10,000. That was optimistic. Records from the attorney general’s office show that the state has paid $83,711 for outside legal services, expert testimony and other expenses.

Let’s go get ’em: Exuberant Royals fandom sails all over Kansas City

What’s not to like about this town? When last weekend came around, I glued myself to a big screen in a onetime underground hipster watering hole now turned into a legitimate West Bottoms bar. It was quiet early that Friday evening at The Ship as the Royals continued their magical postseason run at Camden Yards in Baltimore.

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Rekha Basu: Uncompromising Congress a threat to national security

Many of us around the country have had about enough of the intense political divisiveness showing up in campaign ads. But our angst apparently is nothing compared with the frustration being felt in the nation’s capital on both sides of the political aisle. There, members of the defense establishment believe the partisan divide is actually undermining our national security.

Rekha Basu: Uncompromising Congress a threat to national security

Many of us around the country have had about enough of the intense political divisiveness showing up in campaign ads. But our angst apparently is nothing compared with the frustration being felt in the nation’s capital on both sides of the political aisle. There, members of the defense establishment believe the partisan divide is actually undermining our national security.

We must address racial disparity in police shootings

"Young black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their white counterparts -- 21 times greater," states a new study of federal data by ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative journalism outfit.

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Ed Eilert fits the bill as Johnson County chairman

“If you wanted to do a national search for the best Johnson County chairman in the land, here’s what the posting might say, and here is how Ed Eilert — my pick for the commission chair on Nov. 4 — would measure up,” op-ed columnist Steve Rose writes.

Sarah Donohoe: You can’t beat baseball’s traditions

New Lenexa resident Sarah Donohoe, who writes a weekly, slice-of-life column for the Estes Park (Colo.) News called The Thunker, writes: The game of baseball has a way of stirring patriotism in one’s soul. It is a clean-cut sport, with the athletes wearing nice-fitting uniforms and patting each other on the backside rather than trying to knock each other over with the brute force of an angry bull.

Ed Eilert fits the bill as Johnson County chairman

“If you wanted to do a national search for the best Johnson County chairman in the land, here’s what the posting might say, and here is how Ed Eilert — my pick for the commission chair on Nov. 4 — would measure up,” op-ed columnist Steve Rose writes.

Sarah Donohoe: You can’t beat baseball’s traditions

New Lenexa resident Sarah Donohoe, who writes a weekly, slice-of-life column for the Estes Park (Colo.) News called The Thunker, writes: The game of baseball has a way of stirring patriotism in one’s soul. It is a clean-cut sport, with the athletes wearing nice-fitting uniforms and patting each other on the backside rather than trying to knock each other over with the brute force of an angry bull.

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Rekha Basu: Uncompromising Congress a threat to national security

Many of us around the country have had about enough of the intense political divisiveness showing up in campaign ads. But our angst apparently is nothing compared with the frustration being felt in the nation’s capital on both sides of the political aisle. There, members of the defense establishment believe the partisan divide is actually undermining our national security.