The Monday Poll: GOP debate in the spotlight

It’s nearly time. The first debate in the crowded Republican presidential primary is Thursday night in Cleveland, and controversy swirls around which of the 17 candidates will make it to the stage. Tell us what you think.


Pedal faster to finish new bike lanes in Kansas City

Kansas City needs to move more aggressively to complete its plan to restripe Grand Boulevard. That would reduce the number of traffic lanes from four to three and add dedicated bike lanes on each side of the street. It’s also disappointing that City Hall has not made enough headway in completing the other parts of the BikeKC Downtown Loop and Neighborhood Connector.


National Museum of Toys and Miniatures in Kansas City is a joyfully renovated shrine to playthings

When visitors return to the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures on Saturday, they will discover what a difference a yearlong renovation and an $11 million capital campaign can make. With a bright and fresh new layout and a wholly transformed exhibit strategy, the museum, at 52nd and Oak streets, can now make a justifiable claim as an essential destination for locals and visitors alike.

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