<![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 Kansas City’s streetcar system could be a big triumph — or big failure http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article74764472.html#storylink=rss Plenty of boosters hope the streetcars will carry lots of people and spur redevelopment

But it’s unclear whether the 2.2-mile line can live up to the high expectations surrounding it

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:56:56 CDT

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President Obama’s overseas tour didn’t make friends or solve problems http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article74502762.html#storylink=rss If one word could describe President Barack Obama’s last trip to Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and Germany, it would be “unpleasant.”

Did the Saudis snub the president? Why are the British so angry? What happened in Germany?

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:25:46 CDT The Editorial Board

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Monday Poll: Calling streetcar’s fans and its critics http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article74733797.html#storylink=rss Will people ride the new streetcars set to start carrying passengers in early May?

Should the streetcar line be expanded?

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:30:04 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article74733797.html
Clock is ticking on when voters will decide fate of a new KCI terminal http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article74288757.html#storylink=rss City Council must decide whether to ask voters to endorse $1 billion project

Then council members must choose an election date of August or November in 2016

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:17:09 CDT

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Three brave Missouri GOP lawmakers help block bogus ‘religious freedom’ bill http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article74247482.html#storylink=rss A House committee properly declined to ask voters to approve a ‘religious freedom’ bill

The Show-Me State now won’t join other states with bigoted laws

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:14:31 CDT

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A timeline for saving the future of Kansas from reckless Gov. Sam Brownback http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article73983952.html#storylink=rss Legislature should reject unfair cuts to budgets for roads, children, education programs

Instead, it’s time to repeal costly income tax cuts for businesses and farmers

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:08:55 CDT

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Monday Poll results: Support for a new KCI terminal http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article73942887.html#storylink=rss Support of the current design reached only 40 percent

People are concerned about what happens if terminal favored by airlines isn’t built

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 10:59:15 CDT The Editorial Board

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KC area has healthy places to live, but too many others aren’t on list http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article73836232.html#storylink=rss Platte County ranks No. 1 among all counties in the state of Missouri

Johnson County ranks No. 1 among counties in Kansas while Wyandotte County ranks last

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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MU nabs notorious awards for stifling freedom of expression http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article72872592.html#storylink=rss Thomas Jefferson Center hands university dubious honor for actions of Melissa Click

Missouri state Sen. Kurt Schaefer was a runner-up for his attacks on Planned Parenthood

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 07:02:00 CDT

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The Monday Poll: Crunch time for KCI decision http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article73625642.html#storylink=rss Do you support a new terminal — or keeping the current design?

Could the airlines punish Kansas City if they don’t get a new terminal?

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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:39:38 CDT The Editorial Board

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It’s high time Gov. Sam Brownback, other lawmakers right the wrongs in Kansas, Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article73421167.html#storylink=rss The Kansas Legislature needs to repeal part of Gov. Sam Brownback’s costly income tax cuts

Missouri lawmakers must reject attempts to change the constitution in reaction to same-sex marriages

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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 05:04:00 CDT

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Turn KCI from a functional dump into a modern, convenient airport http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article73359062.html#storylink=rss Airline officials get their chance Tuesday to make their best case for a single terminal

Many Kansas Citians offer reasons to keep the status quo design, but they aren’t compelling

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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:19:13 CDT

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Earth Day’s anniversary showcases advances and setbacks http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article73184777.html#storylink=rss A 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, Calif., was behind Earth Day’s beginning 46 years ago

Climate change continues to threaten the planet

Efforts are being made to reduce reliance on fossil fuels

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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:13:30 CDT

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Legislature must save Kansas from Gov. Sam Brownback’s failed tax cuts http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article72980962.html#storylink=rss Republicans must break ranks and repeal income tax cuts that aren’t creating more jobs

It’s clear the governor is incapable of realizing the damage he’s causing to state’s future

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Wed, 20 Apr 2016 19:57:13 CDT

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Donald Trump has scary fans outside America, too http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article72716542.html#storylink=rss Many angry Americans embrace the views of the Republican Party’s leading presidential candidate

While some in the rest of the world are appalled by Trump, others actually share his extremist views

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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 17:00:05 CDT The Editorial Board

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Monday Poll results: Strong support for Earth Day http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article72618747.html#storylink=rss Earth Day reaches its 46th anniversary on Friday

Almost 600 responses to this week’s poll revealed strong views on how well this country is doing to protect the planet

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Expand the outreach of SevenDays events to help heal hate in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article72708817.html#storylink=rss SevenDays — Make a Ripple, Change the World should change locations to attract more diverse crowd

Effort is to heal, build understanding and love after slayings by white supremacist in 2014 at Jewish centers

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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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Protect the Kansas Supreme Court from unfair attacks on its independence http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article72466587.html#storylink=rss Justices are daring to stand up for children — and against bad legislative decisions

Voters will have the opportunity to retain or reject the justices this fall

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Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:16:50 CDT

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Put Kansas City’s water, sewer rates under the microscope http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article72505647.html#storylink=rss New task force should look for ways to hold down predicted future rate increases

But don’t automatically look to freeze rates because that’s caused problems in the past

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Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:34:55 CDT

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Schools must help kids overcome negative presidential campaigns http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article72116512.html#storylink=rss Southern Poverty Law Center report shows spike in bullying and harassment in schools

Muslims, Hispanics, African-Americans are targets of classroom hatred

Teachers in the report blame the rancor of political campaigns for fear in schools

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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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Civic pride steps in to restore fountains after City Hall’s negligence http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article72125612.html#storylink=rss City of Fountains Foundation deserves high praise for raising funds for public assets

More challenges remain to keep the water flowing in “The City of Fountains”

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Sat, 16 Apr 2016 07:25:00 CDT

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In contest to praise Gov. Sam Brownback, readers mixed earnest applause with humor http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article72120337.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 17:34:05 CDT

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Finally, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback pushes to help end KC area’s economic border war http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article71907032.html#storylink=rss Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback offers a new plan to stop costly subsidies in the KC area

Missouri officials need to help end public incentives that don’t promote real job growth

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Thu, 14 Apr 2016 17:22:58 CDT

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Investing for retirement? Better stay vigilant, even with new rules http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article71907307.html#storylink=rss Younger workers who change jobs should be as concerned as seniors on good retirement account advice

The “best” investments might not be to the client’s advantage

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Thu, 14 Apr 2016 17:23:43 CDT

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A blessed time for refugees in Kansas City, but a shameful time for Europe http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article71659722.html#storylink=rss Deal between Turkey and the European Union has problems

Refugees trying to escape war find new problems

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Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:54:46 CDT

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Single-terminal plan for Kansas City International Airport gains steam http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article71401387.html#storylink=rss It’s more apparent than ever that airlines support new construction at the airport

Soon, City Council will have to review final plan and then decide if it goes to voters

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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:41:44 CDT

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Monday Poll results: Your views on the presidential primaries http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article71449562.html#storylink=rss This week’s poll drew about 300 responses

Republicans and Democrats are in the spotlight

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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 18:14:08 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article71449562.html
New effort puts needed focus on trauma http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article71429707.html#storylink=rss Foundation grants totaling $375,000 will fund Resilient KC

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and several organizations are behind initiative

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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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Kris Kobach embarrasses Kansans ... again and again and again http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article71226072.html#storylink=rss Secretary of state should lose power to prosecute unlawful voting

He needs to pay more attention to running his own office correctly

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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:47:00 CDT

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Solid Tobacco 21|KC campaign gains momentum in area cities http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article70801752.html#storylink=rss Independence, Olathe, Gladstone, Prairie Village, Bonner Springs, Lenexa among latest cities to join initiative

Some municipalities that have voted down the campaign cite lost tobacco sales for area businesses

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Sun, 10 Apr 2016 07:01:00 CDT

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