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The Kansas City Council just does not get it (5-16, A6, “New ethics rules go to KC Council vote”). No city employee — including council members — should be allowed to accept gifts from persons or entities doing business with the city.
I saw on the news recently a story about folks having their Jackson County assessments more than double. We live in Hyde Park, and ours has more than tripled.
Raytown officials are scheduled Tuesday night to decide whether residents will get to keep a large, city-owned green space intact for now — or get a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in the space. The fate of downtown redevelopment hangs in the balance at the Board of Aldermen meeting.
Many school districts have spent the last two years designing curricula around the Common Core standards, and state assessment tests have been overhauled to reflect what students will be learning. To overturn the efforts now would require millions of dollars to draw up new standards and design new curricula and tests.
As Missouris legislative session ends Friday, its far easier to tally up what the GOP-controlled House and Senate did not do than what they actually accomplished.
Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo is right: Kansas City has made some progress in providing better service, but can still do better.
North Korea launches missiles, getting global attention.
A bill proposed by Sen. Claire McCaskill would eliminate bonuses planned for an elite group of federal workers.
We still raise corn and cotton in Missouri, and cockleburs pop up as weeds. But we arent producing a bumper crop of Democrats these days. And, sadly, our state politicians are no longer immune to the frothy eloquence of charlatans who sell the false logic of income tax cuts and anti-worker laws and other brands of snake oil.
It now appears that the wrong candidate was declared winner of the 2010 Democratic primary in Missouris 19th District. That would be the contentious race between John Rizzo and Will Royster.
Consumers need to keep pressing companies to follow through on their ethical commitments and codes of conduct. We need to make it clear that responsibility for poor working conditions and safety lapses rests with them, not just with third parties overseas.
A field of 17 people have stepped forward to replace new Mayor Mark Holland on the Unified Governments Board of Commissioners. In an era when so few people even bother to vote, its a plus for Wyandotte County that so many are willing to engage politically.
Letter-writers are entitled to their own opinions, not their own facts. But what about when it would be difficult to verify personal info?
One reader objects to singling out bars as serving a gay clientele.
Hostess has a new owner, who is opening the plants that make Twinkies, Ho Hos and Ding Dong brands. Only they are reopening without any unions. Thats one big step for American capitalism. And one big step backward for unions.
By the acquisition of major newspapers, wealthy Koch brothers of Wichita could purchase the forum for opinion that influences millions of voters. Whether you are conservative or liberal, the prospect of having that much power concentrated in so few hands should be plenty scary.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has on his desk awaiting his signature — or, dare we hope, his veto — a piece of legislation called the Timely Justice Act, passed by his state legislature in the apparent belief that Florida is not killing people fast enough.
Americans accustomed to hating the media a popular pastime of self-proclaimed new media, often meaning someone with an iPhone and a laptop should stop hitting snooze on their wakeup call right about now.
The principles implicated by the murder trial of the Pennsylvania abortion doctor make the trial and the static nature of public opinion significant news items. The significance, however, has been lost in a debate focused on the media rather than the weightier issues the case necessarily entails.
This is the time of year when we are looking forward to graduations. I have heard many graduation speeches, only a few were good. I have given the topic some thought. As a retired senior citizen, if I were asked to speak this is what I would say.
Missouri needs a Medicaid reform plan that brings the most value for our state, including returning our citizens hard-earned tax dollars from Washington and addressing the health care needs of Missourians, writes Herb B. Kuhn of the Missouri Hospital Association. Lets focus on what we can accomplish.
I will be joining the other K-State seniors graduating May 18 in Bramlage Coliseum, Kelly McHugh writes. But the date will forever mean something completely different to me. It will be the mark of how far Ive come in exactly three years.