Editorials

Editorials

Lessons learned from a fatal fire should save lives in the future

Two Kansas City firefighters died last year as they tried to protect a pumper truck. That’s one of the chilling facts established in a valuable Kansas City Fire Department report released Tuesday. Its purpose “is to lessen the likelihood” of future deaths among firefighting crews. But for that to happen, firefighters and their commanders have to take seriously the conclusions reached and the recommendations made.

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Methodists live in a house divided over same-sex issues

Rev. Adam Hamilton — founding pastor of the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, the largest United Methodist Church in the U.S. — has been working in a quiet but determined way to move the church toward a more open stance on human sexuality issues. But he has been unable to get the majority of Methodists to follow his lead.

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Toughen up on Kansas City’s tax breaks

A wide range of Kansas Citians wants to reform economic redevelopment rules and make it tougher to pass out tax breaks to private businesses. They have good reasons to be concerned, but the path forward is full of obstacles.

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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 01:04

HUD secretary discusses ways to bridge the digital divide

State Rep. John Rubin on juvenile justice 00:56

State Rep. John Rubin on juvenile justice

Don Munday recaps 2015 in rhyme and verse 08:10

Don Munday recaps 2015 in rhyme and verse

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