Readers are fairly confident the Kansas City Chiefs are going to make the playoffs this year — but have lost confidence in the Royals getting to post-season play. Those are two highlights from the results of this week’s Monday Poll, which drew more than 325 responses regarding the wonderful world of sports.
The 11th District State Senate seat has been vacant since August 2015 when Paul LeVota resigned amid sexual harassment allegations involving statehouse interns. The Star recommends Jessica Podhola in the Aug. 2 Democratic primary in her race against three other candidates, led by John Rizzo.
The wonderful world of sports gets all the attention in this week’s Monday Poll. We’d like to get your responses to the following statements about the Kansas City Royals, the Chiefs, the Big 12 and the Rio Olympics.
Democrats gather in Philadelphia starting Monday to nominate Hillary Clinton for president. After the GOP convention drew so much attention for demonizing her, Clinton and her party have an opportunity to reframe the race by articulating a positive message and vision for the nation. While Clinton has been the target of conservative groups and politicians for years, she certainly hasn’t helped her cause recently.
A wide variety of candidates and issues will be on the ballots in the Kansas City area in the Aug. 2 elections. Here are The Star’s recommendations in selected races in Johnson, Jackson and Wyandotte counties.
Donald Trump has been called a lot of nasty names in recent months by his many critics across America. He’s certainly earned some of that enmity with his own insults aimed at others. But here’s one more thing you can call Trump: The Republican candidate for the president of the United States.
People mourn deaths from gun violence, but the shared sorrow feels greater and more widespread when a police officer is slain in the line of duty. Kansas City, Kan., is feeling that larger loss now over the shooting death Tuesday of Capt. Robert David Melton.
Turkey, once President Barack Obama’s model country for the Muslim world because of its secular and democratic system, is in turmoil after a failed coup attempt last weekend. This chaos could have negative effects on Turkish-U.S. relations and imperil the fight against ISIS.
It’s disappointing but sadly not shocking that Kansas could fail to receive $800,000 in arts funding in the coming year. The administration of Gov. Sam Brownback and the Legislature have consciously decided not to consistently and adequately support the arts in the Sunflower State.
The senseless killings Sunday of three Baton Rouge, La., law enforcement officers only add to the police-black community bloodshed of the last two weeks. Americans are seeing disturbing cases of police-state responses that likely will only harden battle lines and work against the free, open, democratic society that the government should convey to Americans and the rest of the world.
Two of the most vigorously contested Republican primaries for the Kansas Senate are in Johnson County. In both cases, the bright and outgoing challengers possess financially sound viewpoints required to get the beleaguered Sunflower State budget back on stronger footing.
The deaths of more than 80 people and injuries to many others by a truck driver running over crowds Thursday night in Nice, France, during Bastille Day celebrations adds to the growing fear of terrorist attacks, occurring throughout the globe and in the United States.
Incumbents and challengers are knocking on doors, sending out fliers and appearing at forums to woo voters in hotly contested Republican Kansas House primaries in Johnson County. For the most part, the choices in these races are crystal clear: The Star recommends that voters send plenty of fresh faces to Topeka.
According to Donald Trump, the Republican National Convention that kicks off on Monday in Cleveland is going to be “monumentally magnificent,” “brilliantly staged” and, most of all, anything but boring. On that last promise, there’s little doubt the presumptive Republican nominee and his party will deliver.
French authorities are trying to determine whether a Tunisian acted alone Thursday by driving a truck into Bastille Day crowds, killing at least 84 people and injuring many others in Nice, France. Meanwhile, U.S. and other world leaders need to regroup to devise a better strategy to protect the public.
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. Abouhalkahabouhalkah@kcstar.com
HUD secretary discusses ways to bridge the digital divide