Kansas City has important challenges, but progress is visible, too. And most of the time, individuals are doing the hard work to make the region a better place to live. They deserve our appreciation on this Thanksgiving Day.
With Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s nomination as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom going nowhere, his state is in limbo, too. And with a vote still not scheduled, he’ll soon need to choose.
Gov. Eric Greitens’ attempt to force state Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven out of the job floundered Tuesday. Members of the Missouri Board of Education who stood up to the governor’s strong-arm tactics should be commended.
A recent Pew study found that a majority of both Democrats and Republicans have either only a few close friends in the other party, or none at all. One side, though, is far more likely to break off relationships over politics.
Jackson County Executive Frank White’s newly appointed group seems to have been convened to make a case for building a new jail, but one with around the same number of beds. While we understand that thinking, we hope they haven’t already ruled out expanding.