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Electronic cigarettes are rising in popularity. It’s no surprise the Missouri legislature has passed bills addressing them.
I want to speak out for the students, faculty and staff of Southwest Early College Campus.
GOP lawmakers should pull back on attempts to undermine the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to carry out its mission — created by a Republican president — to shield the nation’s air, water and land from long-lasting damage. The EPA, if anything, needs a bigger stick to carry in enforcing strong federal laws.
As Mayor Sly James said at the news conference announcing the arrest of Mohammed Whitaker in connection with the series of recent highway shootings, it takes some bravery to report suspicious behavior or step forward as a witness. But its far better for all of us than living in fear.
On a chilly but sunny Sunday here, runners from around the world gathered the day before the 118th Boston Marathon. Here is what I am seeing less than 24 hours before we head to the starting line in Hopkinton, Mass.
Runners start the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass., 26.2 miles away from the finish line, in a place filled with its own traditions. One of the best will occur again Monday. As runners shed hats, gloves, sweatshirts, sweatpants and other clothes used to keep themselves warm before the race, charity officials then pick up and reuse the clothing.
All the while my partner, Bette, and I toured Guatemala, we wondered how life could be better. Topping the list, all groups providing outside intervention should endeavor to walk a tightrope respecting Guatemalas people, culture and traditions. Often that doesnt happen.
If Edward Snowden had any credibility as a fugitive former National Security Agency contractor he lost it this week when he asked Russian President Vladimir Putin softball questions about whether the communist country conducts mass surveillance on its citizens as the United States does.
No matter what happens in the midterm election this November, a larger political scenario looms for 2016. For the Democrats right now, the presumptive, though not entirely certain, presidential nominee is Hillary Clinton.
Based on what I saw and heard at a Boston literary event last weekend, the state of American literature remains healthy and diverse. NoViolet Bulawayos novel We Need New Names burnishes the notion that American literature, like America itself, is a melting pot, enriched as it ever has been by the voices of immigrants.
The Kansas Board of Regents appears to be digging in deeper on curbing freedom of speech on university campuses. This week, a work group of university faculty and other employees found that the board's policy on social media has had a chilling effect on open dialogue in academia. The regents then confirmed what had been feared on campuses: The work group was windowdressing.
Peggy Battin, of all people, understands that life-and-death decisions are fraught with conflicts and ambiguity. Medical personnel give mixed signals. Loved ones dont want to let go. Even Battin, after all her studies and intellectual wrangles, did not want to say goodbye to her husband, Brooke, when he felt it was time to go.
For years, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been the best membership recruitment the NRA could hope for: a walking, talking, Big Gulp-banning embodiment of government overreach. And look what hes done now, given the NRA yet another gift on the eve of their national convention.
Kansas City will hear the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. this week, a man most often referred to as “Obama’s former minister.” It’s part of a mission established at the Saint Paul School of Theology to engage the community on matters of public service, policy and debate.
An emailer caught a bit of gobbledegook in the TV grid: NHL Hockey: Stanley Cup-slutspelet: Kvartsfinal 2:7. For some unfathomable reason, thats Swedish. Nothing wrong with such a listing in a Stockholm paper, but not in The Kansas City Star, please.
One of the most common reader objections comes when news coverage runs photos of accused criminals. Is picturing them the same thing as glorifying them? Even if Tuesday's front-page photo of F. Glenn Miller Jr. doesnt glorify him or the crimes of which hes accused, its putting a very provocative visual in readers faces.
The murder spree that left three dead, as a man gone berserk thought he was mowing down Jews, has given Overland Park recognition for prejudice and violence, when that is the complete opposite of what Johnson County has stood for.
Last week Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas Legislature made historic strides in bringing more local control to Kansas school districts, particularly to Johnson County and, specifically to the Shawnee Mission School District. They also made great strides for higher education, which has been lost in all the publicity about K-12 funding.
President Barack Obama is wise to reserve judgment on Vladimir Putins sincerity, but a betting man would do well to put his money on Nina Khrushchevas crystal ball. Her understanding of Putins psyche is several notches above the talking points that news consumers have heard repeated ad nauseam.
I entirely understand that Americans are war-weary, and for good reason. But has it really gotten to the point where the U.S. military now defines chest-thumping as unleashing the socks of war?
On my farm, genetically modified seeds have cut my use of insecticides and herbicides, saved fuel, saved labor and drastically reduced soil erosion. Those successes have been repeated all across the Corn Belt.
Silas, our son, graduates high school next spring and is knee-deep in campus visits and SAT test prep. As he talks aloud about his own future, we hear his inner conflict: Do I pursue what I love? Im not even sure what that is, yet. Maybe I should just pick a career that will make me a lot of money.
Make no mistake: This is a pre-emptive effort by Gov. Sam Brownback to sidestep future court orders to properly fund our schools, Paul Davis, a Democratic candidate for Kansas governor, writes of the recently enacted school financing law. Despite new funding included in this bill, the governor is quietly setting the stage for lower school funding in the future.
The murders unexpectedly attacked this intrinsic prejudice against the other because it exposed our mutual vulnerability, Rabbi Mark H. Levin writes in an open letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. But we need you, Mr. Attorney General, to point us in the right direction, to instruct us that we cannot allow these innocent and righteous people to have died in vain and that we must now assume the responsibility to truly understand our neighbors.