Editorials

Editorials

First Trump vs. Clinton presidential debate will be a huge TV faceoff

Many Americans will be watching the first presidential debate Monday night to see how Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton behave on stage. They’ll want to see who seems most in command of the facts (that’s actually boring to lots of viewers, according to some debate experts) and who appears to be a leader Americans can look up to.

Editorials

Kansans face a growing dilemma: Raise taxes or keep cutting services?

The Kansas budget is on life support right now, and two events Wednesday showed things could get worse before they get better. The Kansas Supreme Court heard education supporters ask for an additional $500 million or so a year to better fund public schools. And a new report estimated that the state’s general fund will have a puny $5.6 million on hand by next June 30.

Editorials

Streetcar expansion hits City Hall hurdle

Supporters of an expanded Kansas City streetcar line have decided to back down to pressure from City Hall. The Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance will delay elections needed to approve the 3.75-mile extension from Union Station to near UMKC.

Videos

HUD secretary discusses ways to bridge the digital divide

HUD Secretary Julián Castro is correct: Taking steps like the federal government and Google Fiber did on Wednesday should help low-income families in Kansas City get cheaper access to in-home Internet service.
Yael T. Abouhalkah abouhalkah@kcstar.com
HUD secretary discusses ways to bridge the digital divide 1:04

HUD secretary discusses ways to bridge the digital divide

State Rep. John Rubin on juvenile justice 0:56

State Rep. John Rubin on juvenile justice

Don Munday recaps 2015 in rhyme and verse 8:10

Don Munday recaps 2015 in rhyme and verse

A medical game changer 2:36

A medical game changer