<![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 Missouri rejection of ‘Grain Belt Express’ is a defeat for clean energy http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article26110807.html#storylink=rss A victory this week for Missouri farmers was also a disappointing loss for the future of renewable energy. The state Public Service Commission narrowly denied plans to build a transmission line that would have carried wind power across the state.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:47:32 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article26110807.html
As Congress makes another run at fixing VA health delays, U.S. must make good on promises to veterans http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article26095489.html#storylink=rss The U.S. government has fallen shamefully short of honoring its commitment to veterans in recent years. One reform measure after another has failed to resolve chronic problems with health care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. On Capitol Hill, a new attempt is in the works — this time focusing on workforce shortages and leadership vacuums, including in Missouri.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:24:41 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article26095489.html
Kansas City is keeping a nervous eye on the homicide count http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article26013430.html#storylink=rss Kansas City’s steep drop in homicides last year is being praised by law enforcement groups nationwide. Back home, though, police officials are nervously eyeing the numbers. Kansas City logged 37 homicides in the first six months of this year. That’s one more than over the same period last year, which ended with 80 murders. Not bad, but not the improvement everyone is hoping for.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:21:43 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article26013430.html
Monday Poll results: Assessing the Supreme Court’s landmark week http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25923511.html#storylink=rss This week’s poll sought your opinions on the U.S. Supreme Court’s two major decisions of late last week — one upheld the Affordable Care Act, the other backed gay marriage coast to coast.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:39:06 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25923511.html
Rail yard pollution in Kansas City, Kan., requires a closer look by the EPA and BNSF http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25924828.html#storylink=rss Many neighbors of the BNSF rail yard in Kansas City, Kan., have worked diligently to evaluate the air diesel exhaust pollution that wafts their way day after day, week after week. Now the situation deserves more detailed investigation by local air quality officials with the federal Environmental Protection Agency and more cooperation from BNSF.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:47:12 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25924828.html
Keep valuable KCP&L program that compares energy use for homeowners http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25924942.html#storylink=rss Not everyone likes the energy consumption comparisons that Kansas City Power & Light provides to some of its customers in Missouri. But it’s valuable information, and the company has good reasons to continue sending it out.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:48:28 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25924942.html
U.S. Supreme Court hands Kris Kobach a defeat on voting; delivers harsh opinion on execution protocol http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25788484.html#storylink=rss The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal Monday to hear an appeal by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach leaves the state with an unwieldy and confusing voter registration process. But it could be worse. A different decision by the justices could have opened the door for an even more restrictive registration.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:19:40 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25788484.html
Obama’s fuel-efficiency goals prove elusive, but reboot should help http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25624945.html#storylink=rss When you set big goals, sometimes you set yourself up for big failure. President Barack Obama’s lofty plans to put more fuel-efficient vehicles on the roads crashed headlong into the realities of the marketplace. Even so, there is value in striving to attain a noble end, especially a difficult one.

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25624945.html
The Monday Poll: Weigh in on the U.S. Supreme Court’s big week http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25623484.html#storylink=rss The last week was one for the history books, as the U.S. Supreme Court handed down momentous decisions. We’d like to get our readers’ take on some of the high-profile opinions.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:22:28 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25623484.html
Johnson and Wyandotte counties must lead the way for a better Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25624660.html#storylink=rss As dark as things look for cash-strapped Kansas right now, the situation is brighter in Johnson and Wyandotte counties. In fact, the future of the Sunflower State is riding — more than it ever has — on how much success those two counties will have in attracting residents and businesses.

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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:31:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25624660.html
With marriage equality ruling, U.S. Supreme Court places America on the right side of history http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25637428.html#storylink=rss Look around, Americans. Your nation just became bigger and better. In a giant stride forward for civil rights, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that gay men and lesbian women are equal under the Constitution and entitled to marriage and all of its benefits. What a day.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:10:16 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25637428.html
Kansas judges not fooled by Legislature’s school funding trickery http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25624801.html#storylink=rss A school funding ruling announced Friday is potentially good news for Kansas school children, especially those who are less advantaged. But it also sets the stage for what could be an epic clash among Gov. Sam Brownback, the Kansas Legislature and the Kansas courts.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:32:24 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25624801.html
Key passages from Supreme Court justices on gay marriage and the law http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25571116.html#storylink=rss Here are some key passages from the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality and the complete text of the ruling.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:47:12 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25571116.html
With marriage equality ruling, U.S. Supreme Court places America on right side of history http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25569718.html#storylink=rss Look around, Americans. Your nation just became bigger and better. In a giant stride forward for civil rights, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that gay men and lesbian women are equal under the Constitution and entitled to marriage and all of its benefits. What a day.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:33:57 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25569718.html
U.S. Supreme Court ruling means Obamacare is here to stay http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25478254.html#storylink=rss With a 6-3 decision announced today by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Affordable Care Act stands intact. That is great news for the nation and especially for the 6.4 million or more Americans who would have seen the costs of their insurance policies soar if the latest challenge by opponents have succeeded.

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:13:49 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25478254.html
A few Kansas City voters chose a strong City Council http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25440361.html#storylink=rss In all the legitimate angst over the pitiful voter turnout for Kansas City’s elections, don’t lose sight of an important fact. The few voters who did bother to decide who’s going to serve as mayor and City Council members generally selected a solid group of leaders.

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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:17:58 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25440361.html
Readers react to American hypocrisy, Hillary Clinton, freedom http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25618009.html#storylink=rss June 26, 2015: I find it curious that the United States, which seems to be trying desperately to prevent immigration from the south — often these immigrants are fleeing political persecution — has the temerity to admonish countries like Thailand and Malaysia for trying desperately to prevent immigration from the south of people who are fleeing persecution from Myanmar (Burma) and nations in Africa.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25618009.html
What they said on Affordable Care Act: Excerpts from Justices’ opinions in King v. Burwell http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25482322.html#storylink=rss Excerpts from the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 ruling Thurday in King v. Burwell, upholding a key provision of the Affordable Care Act.

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:03:20 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25482322.html
Kids Cafes from Harvesters provide summer meals to children http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25367422.html#storylink=rss Food insecurity remains a problem in the Kansas City area, leaving thousands of children who aren’t in summer school wondering where they’ll get their next meal.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:28:02 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25367422.html
Kansas Legislature courts more embarrassment with complaint against Rep. Valdenia Winn http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25364188.html#storylink=rss A special committee has said it will meet Friday to consider a complaint brought by nine Republicans against Democratic Rep. Valdenia Winn of Kansas City, Kan., for using “inflammatory language.” Republicans should drop this matter. The only likely outcome is more negative publicity for Kansas and more bad blood among lawmakers.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:54:16 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25364188.html
Kansas Legislature must reverse course on unfair property tax lid http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25178515.html#storylink=rss Kansas Rep. Jacob LaTurner had a bad idea during the recent legislative session: Impose a property tax lid on city and county governments. Unfortunately, no public hearings were held, so city and county officials had no chance to point out the costs of such an action and the blatant silliness of requiring elections for basic decisions that voters elect local officials to make.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:05:38 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25178515.html
Civic duty calls: Here are The Star’s recommendations in Kansas City’s elections http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25178257.html#storylink=rss Thousands of Kansas City voters will do their civic duty Tuesday and choose the people who will guide the metropolitan area’s largest government for the next four years. Here are The Star’s recommendations.

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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:02:11 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25178257.html
The Monday Poll: Are you flying high about Tuesday’s elections? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25027285.html#storylink=rss Here’s a special edition of The Monday Poll because you can tell we’re pretty excited about Kansas City’s elections on Tuesday. Hope you are, too. But let’s find out.

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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25027285.html
Here are two bills that Gov. Jay Nixon of Missouri should veto http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25033270.html#storylink=rss Gov. Jay Nixon has until July 14 to decide the fate of dozens of bills passed by the Missouri General Assembly this year. Two of those bills would be particularly harmful to the Kansas City area and should be vetoed.

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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25033270.html
Gift bag, anyone? Give us your guess on Election Day turnout in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25029205.html#storylink=rss It might take more than just words to get Kansas Citians interested in Tuesday’s elections. How about ... a Kansas City Star gift bag?

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Sat, 20 Jun 2015 12:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25029205.html
Reject apathy by electing a solid Kansas City Council http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25028635.html#storylink=rss Kansas City voters on Tuesday need to rally themselves to send the best-qualified candidates to City Hall. The elections will be crucial to forging a better future for Kansas City, no matter the voter turnout.

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Sat, 20 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25028635.html
Democracy in action: Kansas City is better off with votes instead of petitions http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25018705.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

It will take signatures from only 5 percent of the mayoral vote in 2015 to put an initiative petition on a future ballot. If turnout is low Tuesday, petitioners will need a lot fewer signatures for a successful petition. In a city where the process has been abused, making petitions easier is asking for problems.

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 17:24:22 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25018705.html
On World Refugee Day, action is needed to meet a burgeoning crisis http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25018192.html#storylink=rss The world is awash with refugees, with more people on the run than at any time since World War II. World leaders have responded poorly to the crisis.

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 17:18:15 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article25018192.html
It will be 95 degrees Tuesday in Kansas City — but go vote anyway http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article24913111.html#storylink=rss A new law that’s supposed to increase turnout moved Kansas City’s mayoral and City Council elections from wintertime.

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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 17:22:16 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article24913111.html
There is no greater coward than the shooter who opened fire in a Charleston church http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article24910567.html#storylink=rss The slaying of nine people at a prayer meeting in a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., was a horrific act of cowardice rooted in racist hatred that has no place in America.

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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 17:05:59 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article24910567.html