<![CDATA[Editorials | The Kansas City Star & 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 Bill awaiting U.S. Senate action would curb mass incarceration http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article38262768.html#storylink=rss Key U.S. senators agree on criminal sentencing reforms

Unlikely bipartisan alliance

Rare agreement with White House

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Thu, 08 Oct 2015 18:07:32 CDT

Thanks to Gov. Sam Brownback, Kansas has too many excuses and not enough cash http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article38258130.html#storylink=rss Tax revenues climb faster in Missouri than in Kansas

That’s even after a big tax increase in Kansas

Gov. Sam Brownback’s income tax cuts have not led to revenue surge

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Thu, 08 Oct 2015 17:34:17 CDT

Historic preservation becomes even more urgent on the Plaza http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article38101761.html#storylink=rss City commission strikes a blow for historic preservation on the Plaza

City Council should go along with designation for three quaint apartment buildings

Local historic preservation rules only put off demolition for three years

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Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:48:03 CDT

U.S. airstrike on Doctors Without Borders hospital warrants independent probe http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article38117631.html#storylink=rss Twenty-two people killed in airstrike

Independent investigation needed

Shifting U.S. explanations undermine trust

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Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:33:23 CDT The Editorial Board

Gov. Sam Brownback’s missive on Medicaid expansion was wrong, cruel and divisive http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article38004969.html#storylink=rss Propaganda piece is wrong on Medicaid expansion

It insults working Kansans

It pits low-income workers against Kansans with disabilities

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Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:09:50 CDT

Reducing violence in Kansas City takes unified action http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article38010009.html#storylink=rss The Concerned Clergy Coalition of Kansas City and Aim4Peace combined their efforts

People came together to discuss violence and ways to prevent it

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Tue, 06 Oct 2015 10:00:00 CDT

Monday Poll results: Your thoughts on stopping mass shootings http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article38002908.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:57:23 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article38002908.html KCI officials misled public about free parking passes for select few http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article37879539.html#storylink=rss Aviation Department’s initial list of free parking passes was deliberately incomplete

Two disgraced Missouri politicians were purged from a later report

City Manager Troy Schulte says he will reduce the number of people with passes

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Mon, 05 Oct 2015 17:27:52 CDT The Editorial Board

Cue more October magic for Kansas City Royals fans http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article37880796.html#storylink=rss Royals are the top dog, for now, in Kansas City sports

Fans ready to see the town painted blue, again

World Series victory is the ultimate goal

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Mon, 05 Oct 2015 17:30:52 CDT The Editorial Board

Americans’ aversion to dollar coins costs the nation billions http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article37413108.html#storylink=rss Efforts to phase out dollar bills have failed

Coins last longer, but poor designs have hurt

But what if Americans had no choice?

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Sun, 04 Oct 2015 09:00:00 CDT

The Monday Poll: Stopping mass shootings http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article37404900.html#storylink=rss Ten killed at Oregon community college

A polarizing topic

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Fri, 02 Oct 2015 19:14:07 CDT

Jackson County and ATA act boldly to create better trails and public transit http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article37413423.html#storylink=rss A much-needed link from Kansas City to the Katy Trail is closer than ever

Bicyclists and public transit passengers have good reasons to celebrate this project

Mike Sanders and Joe Reardon deserve praise for working together

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Sat, 03 Oct 2015 09:00:00 CDT

Gun violence is the sickness America won’t treat http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article37405833.html#storylink=rss Ten dead, more wounded, at Oregon community college

Mass shootings are America’s national disease

Don’t scapegoat mentally ill Americans

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Fri, 02 Oct 2015 18:25:09 CDT

Science City takes important steps to woo more young visitors http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article37260063.html#storylink=rss Science City is getting well-deserved international recognition

Supporters are raising millions of dollars to make more upgrades

Kids will keep coming and learning if science can be made fun and informative

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Thu, 01 Oct 2015 17:58:41 CDT

Weak Missouri ethics penalties for dirty tricks in KC school board races http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article37260294.html#storylink=rss Deceptive mailings in 2014 school board races

Ethics fines levied against Clinton Adams, Breman Anderson, Melissa Robinson

Stronger, faster sanctions needed

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Thu, 01 Oct 2015 17:59:54 CDT

The high price of appeasing Missouri’s anti-abortion lobby http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article37128744.html#storylink=rss Attorney General Chris Koster: No evidence of wrongdoing by Planned Parenthood

State investigations to continue

Stem cell research under fire again

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Wed, 30 Sep 2015 17:29:31 CDT

Sale of Country Club Plaza prompts question of local ownership http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article37129035.html#storylink=rss Kansas Citians are mulling the stunning news

Can local real estate interests succeed in landing the shopping gem?

New owners will face strong local feelings about the Plaza’s historic character

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Wed, 30 Sep 2015 17:31:11 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article37129035.html
Kansas City is spending millions as it carefully faces huge ADA challenge http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article36967671.html#storylink=rss Curb cuts and access improvements will benefit those who need them

City is acting deliberately to address ADA violations

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Tue, 29 Sep 2015 16:37:25 CDT

Monday Poll results: Your thoughts on the departure of House Speaker John Boehner http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article36972978.html#storylink=rss We asked for your responses to Boehner’s surprising resignation

Here are the results of the unscientific survey, based on more than 350 replies

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Tue, 29 Sep 2015 17:19:55 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article36972978.html
Kansas City Star editorial on ADA improvements http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article36544341.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 17:41:40 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article36544341.html $30 million federal grant will boost Kansas City’s urban core http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article36869331.html#storylink=rss Two big development announcements in four days

HUD secretary Julián Castro makes Kansas City one of five grantees

A youth baseball project gives another lift to East Side

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Mon, 28 Sep 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article36869331.html
Gov. Jay Nixon’s deal is a win for Missouri’s colleges and students http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article36628659.html#storylink=rss Would be 4th tuition freeze for Missouri public college students since 2009

Funding increase tied to schools’ performance

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Sun, 27 Sep 2015 09:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article36628659.html
Disgraced Volkswagen raises the bar for corporate malfeasance http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article36629598.html#storylink=rss German automaker Volkswagen lied to customers and to government regulators from multiple nations. Now it must be held accountable.

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Sat, 26 Sep 2015 09:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article36629598.html
The Monday Poll: The John Boehner effect http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article36620445.html#storylink=rss The abrupt resignation of House Speaker John Boehner remains a Beltway talker with real consequences for lawmakers and citizens across the land. We want to hear what you think about this political bombshell.

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Fri, 25 Sep 2015 17:43:28 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article36620445.html
University of Missouri’s disgraceful bow to political pressure will hurt women http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article36624006.html#storylink=rss No hospital privileges for Planned Parenthood doctor

Pressure from Republican state senators

“An alarming abuse of power”

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Fri, 25 Sep 2015 18:09:58 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article36624006.html
Mike Sanders is responsible for improving Jackson County’s jail http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article36623754.html#storylink=rss Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders is now on the hot seat as federal authorities scrutinize accusations that some guards have used excessive force on inmates held at the county jail. Sanders is the person charged, ultimately, with making sure the county is professionally running its taxpayer-supported correctional facility.

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Fri, 25 Sep 2015 18:08:47 CDT

Words of wisdom for all Americans from Pope Francis http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article36469050.html#storylink=rss Speech delivered something for almost everyone

Resonant messages on immigrants, the fragile planet

A lament for a line he left out

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Thu, 24 Sep 2015 16:04:09 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article36469050.html
Kansas City Symphony, a year after its baseball debut, stays on a roll http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article36305118.html#storylink=rss Not quite a year ago, the Kansas City Symphony got a spotlight moment by prepping the hometown Royals, 40,000 fans and a global TV audience for the sixth game of baseball’s World Series. No matter what happens in local baseball’s postseason this year, rest assured that the Kansas City Symphony is playing like champions.

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Wed, 23 Sep 2015 15:37:59 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article36305118.html
Democrats offer good ideas to rein in runaway prescription drug prices http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article36320523.html#storylink=rss Pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli is taking a lap as the Internet’s most vilified personality, but his rude tweets and callous business decisions are serving a useful purpose. Sky-high drug costs are now a front-and-center political issue.

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Wed, 23 Sep 2015 17:23:57 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article36320523.html
Monday Poll results: Hello, Carly Fiorina; goodbye, Scott Walker http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article36220932.html#storylink=rss We asked for your reactions to last week’s GOP presidential debate. And we are well aware that the campaign has become a fast-moving affair, given that one candidate, Scott Walker, has already withdrawn. Nevertheless, here are the results of the unscientific survey

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Tue, 22 Sep 2015 17:31:17 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article36220932.html