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Help keep Kansas City’s teens active, safe in the summer

Kansas City has put together an impressive lineup of activities designed to help keep young people active and out of trouble this summer, especially on weekends. Combine these programs with a citywide curfew, and the hope is that a peaceful three months or so are ahead — for adults and teenagers.

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Serpent of denial lurks in the Kansas budget pit

If income tax cuts are a magic bullet, as some lawmakers and Gov. Sam Brownback still contend, the Legislature would not still be desperately casting around for a budget-balancing package, while the administration warns of impending furloughs of state workers.

Let’s skip ahead and peek at Kansas City’s 2019 mayoral race

Kansas City’s 2015 mayoral contest is a dud. So let’s talk about the 2019 race instead. At least several City Council members elected on June 23 will have their eyes on a more powerful office, not just for personal glory but because they believe they have what it takes to make Kansas City a better place to live.

The mission stalls as ISIS rebounds in Iraq and Syria

The hawks are circling and cackling. They question President Barack Obama’s strategy in the Middle East. But who really wants to see U.S. ground forces going back there in formidable numbers? As Obama and his spokesmen emphasize, the long-term strategy in this vexing conflict involves empowering Iraq and other allies in the region to take responsibility for the fight.

Let’s skip ahead and peek at Kansas City’s 2019 mayoral race

Kansas City’s 2015 mayoral contest is a dud. So let’s talk about the 2019 race instead. At least several City Council members elected on June 23 will have their eyes on a more powerful office, not just for personal glory but because they believe they have what it takes to make Kansas City a better place to live.

The mission stalls as ISIS rebounds in Iraq and Syria

The hawks are circling and cackling. They question President Barack Obama’s strategy in the Middle East. But who really wants to see U.S. ground forces going back there in formidable numbers? As Obama and his spokesmen emphasize, the long-term strategy in this vexing conflict involves empowering Iraq and other allies in the region to take responsibility for the fight.

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At Paseo Academy, harsh realities work against students’ success

School is out for the summer at Paseo Academy. Many of Carol Charismas’ students improved greatly on academic tests. But she and her students have to contend with numerous problems of the inner city, including crime, poverty and family strife, in order to reach the oasis the classroom creates for learning to take place.

At Paseo Academy, harsh realities work against students’ success

School is out for the summer at Paseo Academy. Many of Carol Charismas’ students improved greatly on academic tests. But she and her students have to contend with numerous problems of the inner city, including crime, poverty and family strife, in order to reach the oasis the classroom creates for learning to take place.

Heather Wilhelm: Clintons continue to be a most trying family

Each and every week, Americans get a bigger glimpse at the mysterious layers, shady connections and apparent payoffs that power the Clinton family business — a slow drip of “getting caught trying,” if you will — and, amazingly, most people seem not to care.

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