Editorials

Editorials

Justice served: 1963 church bomber to remain behind bars

It should not have been a surprise when a bomb exploded one September Sunday morning in 1963 at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., killing four girls — 14-year-olds Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley and Carole Robertson and 11-year- old Denise McNair — and injuring many more.

Editorials

Civil rights leader Julia Hill leaves legacy for others to advance

Julia H. Hill’s character and commitment to civil rights will be celebrated starting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Centennial United Methodist Church, 1834 Woodland Ave. She was an architect of downtown department stores in Kansas City being integrated and African Americans being offered jobs in businesses that previously had been closed to them. Hill died Aug. 11 at age 93.

Editorials

Death penalty complicates Guantanamo

If the accused prisoners were not facing the possibility of their own execution (they don’t seem interested now in their own “martyrdom”), these years-old pre-trial maneuvers almost certainly could be shortened, and families who lost loved ones might see some kind of justice done in their lifetimes.

Editorials

Winning spirit, high expectations must dwell year-round in KC schools

Representatives with different schools in the Kansas City school district went on stage this week at the Music Hall in sports outfits, ranging from baseball to hockey to talk about their kids’ accomplishments in attendance, academic performance, behavior, parent engagement and community involvement. This year they planned to do more.

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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 1:04

HUD secretary discusses ways to bridge the digital divide

State Rep. John Rubin on juvenile justice 0:56

State Rep. John Rubin on juvenile justice

Don Munday recaps 2015 in rhyme and verse 8:10

Don Munday recaps 2015 in rhyme and verse

A medical game changer 2:36

A medical game changer