Editorials

Editorials

‘Sully’ was a hero, period. Why label the Southwest captain a ‘female pilot’?

A feeling of pride swept through the small community of female pilots Wednesday as word spread that the captain who had safely landed Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 after an engine blew out in midair the day before was a woman. But disappointment tempered that sentiment. Virtually all news coverage of the incident put the word “female” before “pilot.” As a private pilot, aircraft owner and airplane racer, I shared both the pride and the disappointment.

Mayor Sly James discusses his support for the Clean Power Plan

At the Environmental Protection Agency's listening session in Kansas City Wednesday, Kansas City's mayor explains why he and other cities' officials support continuing the Obama administration's policy.
Melinda Henneberger The Kansas City Star