Editorials

Editorials

Creating even better parks is vital in Kansas City

With a keen eye for improving some of Kansas City’s iconic assets, Mark McHenry has led the city’s Parks and Recreation Department in a positive direction for 12 years. One of the marked upgrades will be on display Sunday with a celebration of the upgraded Laura Conyers Smith Rose Garden in Loose Park.

Editorials

A new spotlight starts to focus on Troost

All roads lead to Troost. The north-south Kansas City artery, which has long served as a symbolic dividing line in the community — separating rich from poor and black from white — is getting an encouraging amount of new attention.

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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.

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