<![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 Three storylines will dominate 2016 elections and Kansas’ future http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article80484967.html#storylink=rss Johnson County will be a key for moderate Republicans seeking more power in Topeka

But Gov. Sam Brownback and his allies will fight back

Voters can improve the state’s future by booting out ultra-conservative lawmakers

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Mon, 30 May 2016 12:01:00 CDT

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Ongoing U.S. military fighting adds to the Memorial Day remembrance http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article80435827.html#storylink=rss The next U.S. president likely will continue engagements in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria

History of Memorial Day dates back to the Civil War

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Sun, 29 May 2016 12:23:00 CDT

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A stronger united Europe is good for America — and the world http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article80480947.html#storylink=rss United Kingdom residents should vote to stay in the European Union

Opponents are using some of Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant language

Supporters properly note that Americans have a strong interest in what happens in Europe

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Sat, 28 May 2016 12:05:00 CDT

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Keeping Kansas schools open is job No. 1 for Gov. Sam Brownback and the Legislature http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article80462767.html#storylink=rss State Supreme Court has made its ruling, and Legislature needs to follow it

Gov. Sam Brownback should call a special session so state can properly fund its schools

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Fri, 27 May 2016 18:58:57 CDT The Editorial Board

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The Islamic State has become everyone’s foe http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article80372477.html#storylink=rss The Islamic State exists in part because democracy has failed to flourish in the Middle East

Fighting in Iraq and Syria has created millions of refugees

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Fri, 27 May 2016 15:03:45 CDT

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Bang: Gov. Jay Nixon should veto two dangerous Missouri gun bills http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article80318547.html#storylink=rss Legislators passed a bill that, incredibly, would require no training to carry a weapon

They also approved a “Stand your ground law” that likely will increase gun deaths

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Fri, 27 May 2016 12:18:42 CDT

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Clinton stumbles! Trump surges! Sanders still alive? God bless America http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article80120502.html#storylink=rss Hillary Clinton continues to be a magnet for bad news on email issue and in the polls

Donald Trump continues to insult millions of Americans

Bernie Sanders continues to roll along, the Little Engine That Probably Won’t in the Democratic race

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Thu, 26 May 2016 15:34:10 CDT

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Kansas should not engage in the bigoted bathroom war http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article80120017.html#storylink=rss House Speaker Ray Merrick wrongly wants others to sign a letter on this discriminatory issue

The Sunflower State should be a model for others and not become a national embarrassment

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Thu, 26 May 2016 15:33:18 CDT

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Lessons learned from a fatal fire should save lives in the future http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article79903107.html#storylink=rss New report provides valuable information for the public and the Kansas City Fire Department

The department’s culture needs to be evaluated

Communication must be improved as well

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Wed, 25 May 2016 17:10:27 CDT

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United Way refocuses how it serves KC http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article79632872.html#storylink=rss ‘Cycle of Success’ will have three categories geared toward long-term benefits

2016 United Way campaign will start Sept. 8 in Kansas City

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Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:00 CDT

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Climate change worries heat up in America and around the world http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article79632377.html#storylink=rss April marked the 12th consecutive month that heat records for the Earth were broken

Wildfires in California, Canada and other places add to concerns, costs

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Tue, 24 May 2016 17:11:15 CDT

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Monday Poll results: Gov. Sam Brownback’s actions get bashed, and hard http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article79569962.html#storylink=rss His actions are not needed to slow government spending, readers say

Instead, they’d like to see some or all of his income tax cuts repealed

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Tue, 24 May 2016 15:04:34 CDT The Editorial Board

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Lee’s Summit School District must regain the community’s trust http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article79409132.html#storylink=rss Superintendent put on paid administrative leave; interim head appointed

School board president steps down; new person picked for position

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Mon, 23 May 2016 15:00:00 CDT

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Move ahead with transit-oriented development plan in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article79412682.html#storylink=rss Kansas City’s transit-oriented development proposal is needed

Critics have a chance to question it on Thursday

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Mon, 23 May 2016 17:50:29 CDT

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Many closed Kansas City schools get new life serving the urban core http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article78918022.html#storylink=rss Some buildings now are occupied by tenants in market-rate housing

Some former schools are to become parks, incubators for startups, nonprofits

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Sat, 21 May 2016 12:19:00 CDT

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Should Kansas City expand the streetcar line? It depends http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article78918592.html#storylink=rss Supporters appear ready to try to extend the downtown line toward the Country Club Plaza

But Kansas Citians need to see a sensible route plus realistic financing plans

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Fri, 20 May 2016 16:08:19 CDT

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The Monday Poll: How about that Kansas budget and Gov. Sam Brownback’s recent moves? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article78918287.html#storylink=rss Is Gov. Sam Brownback right to say Kansas needs to slow the growth of government spending?

Should the Legislature try again to repeal part or all of the 2012 income tax cuts?

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Fri, 20 May 2016 16:07:13 CDT

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Methodists live in a house divided over same-sex issues http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article78916977.html#storylink=rss At recent conference, United Methodist Church did not change its opposition to homosexuality

But other churches have done so in the past, so there’s hope the Methodists will as well

Rev. Adam Hamilton of the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood is providing leadership on the issue

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Fri, 20 May 2016 16:02:56 CDT

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Bernie Sanders’ attacks on Hillary Clinton are helping Donald Trump http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article78656527.html#storylink=rss Bernie Sanders ramps up the attacks even as his odds of beating Hillary Clinton drop

Democrats must come together to make it tougher for Republicans to win the White House

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Thu, 19 May 2016 14:51:20 CDT

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GOP senators should stop dithering on hearing for Merrick Garland as Supreme Court justice http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article78644512.html#storylink=rss GOP senators should hold a hearing on President Obama’s nominee

Merrick Garland is a qualified replacement for Antonin Scalia

Republicans’ delay tactics could come back to bite them in 2017

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Thu, 19 May 2016 14:17:54 CDT

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Reckless Gov. Sam Brownback strikes again with even more budget cuts http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article78501942.html#storylink=rss Kansas governor cut the budget in irresponsible ways on Wednesday

This year, voters need to send different legislators to Topeka to marginalize the governor in 2017

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Wed, 18 May 2016 18:25:23 CDT

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Kris Kobach needs to clean up his latest voting fiasco in Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article78371802.html#storylink=rss Kansas secretary of state has bungled his job’s primary duty long enough

A federal judge is correct: Kobach needs to quickly help 18,000 people get registered to vote

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Wed, 18 May 2016 11:30:53 CDT

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Kansas City becomes a national model in boosting third-grade reading http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article78156227.html#storylink=rss Turn the Page KC wins Pacesetter Award from Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Campaign for Grade Level Reading

Kansas City Mayor Sly James is right to push for achievement to go even higher

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Tue, 17 May 2016 16:39:52 CDT

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Monday Poll results: Keep the American Royal in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article78089217.html#storylink=rss Most of about 375 respondents said to keep the event in the city, not let it go to Kansas

Readers offered a split decision on moving the World Series of Barbecue to Kansas Speedway

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Tue, 17 May 2016 12:59:17 CDT The Editorial Board

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Pursue a promising reuse of Kemper Arena http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article77969037.html#storylink=rss Kemper Arena in the West Bottoms would become a home for amateur youth and adult sports

A crucial hearing is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Kemper on the proposal

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Mon, 16 May 2016 17:33:47 CDT

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Toughen up on Kansas City’s tax breaks http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article77966592.html#storylink=rss Kansas Citians have raised reasonable questions on development incentives

City Council member Quinton Lucas has proposed reforms, but they need vigilant study

A fair process would benefit taxing jurisdictions as well as promote economic development

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Mon, 16 May 2016 17:26:03 CDT

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Kris Kobach is a big fraud on Kansas voter fraud http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article77519827.html#storylink=rss Kansas Secretary of State should be stripped of his power to prosecute these cases

He’s wasted taxpayer funds and come up with nothing scandalous in almost a year

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Sun, 15 May 2016 12:05:00 CDT

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Check out Missouri’s productive lawmakers in 2016 (yeah, we’re kidding) http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article77655562.html#storylink=rss Legislators spent too much time discussing and sometimes passing unproductive bills

In the end, they approved gun bills Gov. Jay Nixon should veto

And voters ought to kill an unneeded voter ID constitutional change later this year

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Sat, 14 May 2016 13:10:56 CDT

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The Monday Poll: American Royal barbecue’s best home? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article77514062.html#storylink=rss World Series of Barbecue moved from West Bottoms to the Truman Sports Complex in 2015

But in 2016, the competition is moving to the Kansas Speedway

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Fri, 13 May 2016 16:24:33 CDT

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Kansas City’s urban core needs better access to fresh food to battle diabetes http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article77511347.html#storylink=rss New report shows correlation between diabetes and inadequate access to healthy food retailers

Urban neighborhoods also are plagued with unhealthy food options such as fast-food restaurants and convenience stores

Kansas City and Kansas City, Kan., have enjoyed some success in opening full-service grocery stores in urban areas

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Fri, 13 May 2016 16:17:55 CDT

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