<![CDATA[Editorials News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/ en-us Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:42:09 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:42:09 CDT Editorials 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Don’t buy ‘solutions’ from critics trying to kill Kansas City’s earnings tax http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article59642921.html#storylink=rss Supporters are waging a battle to renew important city funding source

Opponents are using some misleading statements against the tax

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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:17:48 CST

Police use tenacity and luck to crack a 4-year-old murder case http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article59643091.html#storylink=rss Harry Stone was shot while jogging on Mother’s Day in 2012

An auto accident set into motion the events that led to an arrest

Police in Kansas City and Raytown deserve credit

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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:18:15 CST

Crazy conspiracy theory threatens to derail worthy bid to help children in Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article59398829.html#storylink=rss Effort to increase state’s super-low tobacco tax is encountering resistance

Opponents are spreading falsehoods about the measure

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Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:50:13 CST

Don’t let Gov. Sam Brownback delay payments for Kansas pensions http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article59395288.html#storylink=rss Tens of thousands of public employees are concerned about this move

The Legislature should not use this risky financial maneuver

KPERS already is badly underfunded

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Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:35:39 CST

Remembering World War I in the nation’s capital http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article59193783.html#storylink=rss A project in Washington, D.C., would transform a park into a memorial to the fallen Americans of the Great War

Perhaps a nod to the Kansas City memorial and museum would be in order

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Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:42:09 CST The Editorial Board

Editorial: Right move on new courthouse http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article59386799.html#storylink=rss Johnson County commissioners correctly want to ask voters to approve the project

Now county must decide whether a higher sales or property tax should go to voters

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Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:04:04 CST The Editorial Board

Epidemic of prescription drug abuse gets needed attention http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article59192308.html#storylink=rss Prescription opioid drug abuse costs the U.S. billions of dollars

The Obama administration plans to attack the problem proposing more than a billion dollars in new funding

44 deaths a day attributed to prescription opioid overdoses

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Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:00:00 CST

On to New Hampshire for the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article58774243.html#storylink=rss Ted Cruz, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio desperately want to do well in GOP’s New Hampshire contest

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton will try to stay respectably close to Bernie Sanders

Tuesday may be the last stand for a few more Republican candidates

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Sun, 07 Feb 2016 06:01:00 CST

If you aren’t worried about the future of Kansas, here are some reasons to start http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article58778733.html#storylink=rss Money and management woes are leading to desperate decisions

State’s borrowing habits grow riskier

Elections this year offer some hope for reversal

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:03:00 CST

New Kansas City budget needs right priorities to help earnings tax vote http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article58709828.html#storylink=rss Kansas Citians will look closely at budget’s priorities

City Council must spend wisely to boost neighborhood-related programs

Goal is to help persuade voters to renew earnings tax in April

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:00:26 CST

Young debaters will take on school funding http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article58693773.html#storylink=rss Students with the most at stake will share views on volatile Kansas topic

Tuesday night event will take place at Johnson County Community College

The Kansas City Star is among the sponsors

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:00:00 CST

BNIM project exposed faults in how KC handles incentives and petitions http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article58536338.html#storylink=rss City Hall has failed to improve how it hands out public subsidies

And critics now can take advantage of the city’s easy petition process

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Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:49:38 CST

Can Missouri legislators shelf petty politics and fill university vacancies? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article58523668.html#storylink=rss Three of nine Board of Curators seats are vacant

Missouri Senate leader is in no hurry to fill them

Time to put the state’s welfare ahead of politics

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Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:02:49 CST

Stand fast against latest attempt to control Kansas courts http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article58281933.html#storylink=rss Preliminary House vote fortunately rejects judicial selection change

The state needs an independent judiciary

Debate has included shameful politicizing of death penalty case

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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:10:45 CST

HUD secretary discusses ways to bridge the digital divide http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article58262798.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:45:27 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article58262798.html More reasons emerge to support building a new KCI terminal http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article57966738.html#storylink=rss Airlines again say costly renovations won’t serve them or passengers well

Consultant for airlines rejects new renovation plan from local team

Soon, airlines must present solid evidence to support new terminal

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:05:07 CST

Monday Poll results: Readers say ‘no’ to new KCI terminal http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article57973408.html#storylink=rss Respondents still hope to reuse KCI terminals

Readers narrowly support the Melissa Click plea agreement

Public vote on downtown hotel financing is seen as not needed

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:33:37 CST

Blasting out of Iowa with Donald Trump humbled, Marco Rubio rising and Hillary Clinton needing a lift http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article57907633.html#storylink=rss Ted Cruz’s win is not surprising in conservative Iowa

Don’t cry for Trump, the humbled braggart

Clinton must sharpen her appeal to young voters

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 10:34:44 CST

Editorial: Get rid of Kansas lid on taxes http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article57977893.html#storylink=rss New restrictions on property tax increases would be costly

They also would reduce control by elected officials

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:46:18 CST The Editorial Board

Four terrible bills that have Kansas schools playing defense http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article57802698.html#storylink=rss Consolidation proposal is heavy-handed state government at its worst and would harm rural communities

Proposals on bonding, tax credits are poorly conceived

Dismaying return of bill with chilling effect on teachers

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Mon, 01 Feb 2016 17:59:01 CST The Editorial Board

The presidential campaign, 2016: Iowa and beyond http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article57388163.html#storylink=rss Monday night in Iowa marks just the beginning of the voting process

Momentum will be key question for Trump, Clinton and those who chase them

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Sat, 30 Jan 2016 07:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article57388163.html
The Monday Poll: A medley on KCI, MU and more http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article57392768.html#storylink=rss Is yet another plan to renovate KCI a welcome possibility?

Did MU assistant professor Melissa Click get the punishment she deserved?

Are you ready for the end of the Iowa presidential caucuses?

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Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:41:55 CST

Occupation in Oregon fizzles out, for now http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article57393918.html#storylink=rss Law enforcement officials fortunately avoided a situation that could have turned out much worse

But concern still exists over how anti-government protests will unfold in the future

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Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:47:20 CST

Charter schools offer exciting choices as KC district struggles http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article57387488.html#storylink=rss Crossroads Academy downtown and Scuola Vita Nuova in the Northeast area plan to merge and open a new high school in 2018

Meanwhile, Kansas City Public Schools struggles to attract candidates to fill four board seats in the April 5 election

Voters will have to write in names for three of the four open school board seats

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Fri, 29 Jan 2016 09:00:00 CST

Rethinking incentives: Exploring ways to improve tax breaks in the Kansas City area http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article57135478.html#storylink=rss The Star’s Editorial board is writing an occasional series on this important topic

We are examining how taxpayer incentives are awarded in Kansas City and its suburbs

The goal is to improve how public dollars are used in private development

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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 17:18:48 CST

Stay focused on the facts about Kansas City’s vital earnings tax http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article57117803.html#storylink=rss The Missouri General Assembly should butt out of deciding this issue

As Mayor Sly James says, let local voters decide this local matter

Critics should not overstate how much of the tax is diverted to subsidized projects

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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:18:08 CST

Tim Wolfe’s blame-casting email dodges his own role in University of Missouri upheaval http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article56920633.html#storylink=rss A “confidential” email goes public and creates a stir

Criticism of interim president Michael Middleton is off base

Allegations of political pressure by Missouri Sen. Kurt Schaefer

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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 18:14:28 CST

ATA unveils bold plan to bring two new office buildings to the River Market http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article56704318.html#storylink=rss Two new office buildings could go up at Third and Grand

Site also would include transit hub for bus and streetcar passengers

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 17:10:56 CST

Slump in oil prices hurts Kansas but tax cuts do far more damage http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article56715163.html#storylink=rss State does not get a high percentage of its funds from oil and natural gas severance tax

Nationally, eight states are at “high risk” of financial problems because of oil slump, but Kansas isn’t on the list

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 17:49:28 CST The Editorial Board

When facts are known, accusations against Planned Parenthood fall apart http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article56658933.html#storylink=rss Probe begun as attack on Planned Parenthood results in indictments of accusers

Grand jury decision reinforces the value of an independent legal process

It’s time for politicians to cease with incendiary language, actions

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:23:37 CST