Anger over Ferguson grand jury outcome in Michael Brown death must be channeled toward justice

A grand jury’s decision not to indict the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown may be explainable within the confines of Missouri law. But Monday’s announcement that officer Darren Wilson will face no criminal charges does not make the Aug. 9 death of the black teenager any more acceptable. There had to have been a better possible outcome than Brown’s body sprawled on Canfield Drive for four hours while crowds gathered and anger mounted.


October brings good jobs news in Kansas

Kansans got some upbeat news late last week: The number of jobs added to the state’s economy surged in October. Gov. Sam Brownback, who was re-elected on Nov. 4 to another four-year term, has long promised that income tax cuts he approved would attract lots of new employees.

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