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Are they serious? Some politicians now suggest the Benghazi tragedy gave Russian President Vladimir Putin license to interfere in the Ukraine conflict because that tragedy demonstrated that President Barack Obama is an ineffective leader.
Up until the Vietnam conflict, the longest war our country had been involved in was the Revolutionary War (eight years). The many other conflicts were resolved within the term/terms of single administrations.
Opponents of a larger streetcar system in Kansas City will be out in force in early April to stop the project in its tracks. Proponents must be ready to marshal their best arguments for continuing with the expansion plan and letting voters make the final decisions.
To remain headed in a positive direction, Wyandotte County will need strong political leadership from Mayor Mark Holland and the full commission, along with a professionally run government overseen by an innovative new county administrator.
The latest news from Sprint paints a bright picture for CEO Dan Hesse, who recorded a whopping $49 million in total compensation in 2013. However, more signs of concern are emerging about the future of the Overland Park-based Sprint headquarters.
Kansas City’s promotional video is one of those feel-good media spots that includes some very good reasons people live here. Chalk that up as a success even if — as is likely — one of the eight competing cities beats us out for the 2016 GOP convention.
The Family Conservancy and other agencies on the Childrens Campus in downtown Kansas City, Kan. work to help children and families in Wyandotte, Johnson, Jackson, Clay and Platte counties achieve a lifetime of success. The goal is to invest now. The payback comes later.
As if losing an hour from the jump to Daylight Savings Time over the weekend isnt bad enough, downtown Kansas City will be a tough to navigate for many sleep deprived folks next week as some streets close and people fill the area for the Phillips 66 Big 12 Mens Basketball Championship.
It was something of a High Noon moment when Mayor Sly James drew the line. Should drunk people be allowed to carry firearms? The state says yes, and a city attorney advised that Kansas Citys law must comply. But when it came time to vote, James rebelled, leading a 7-6 City Council tally to defy the state over a ridiculous law.
Anecdotes will not solve what is arguably the most significant design issue facing the metro area. The long civic conversation, which could go on for another two years, has had the benefit of making us think seriously about what we need and what we want.
What I dont understand is why the Kansas GOP is going to such lengths to undercut its own candidates. Moderates are Republicans too, right? Well, at least they used to be. Their party now seems to be disavowing them. Whatever is going on here, the big tent is nowhere to be found.
Some people worry about the election coming up in April in the Hickman Mills School District. Ten people, including Breman Anderson, are running for three open seats. It wouldnt take much to tip the boards delicate balance. But history isnt likely to repeat itself in Hickman Mills. Because this time, well all be watching.
Republicans claim they can't trust the president to enforce laws that they might pass if they actually managed to do their jobs and take up immigration reform. Thats a ridiculous contention. This president is enforcing current immigration law to levels unheard of in other administrations, Republican or Democrat.
If all we are doing is drawing from not necessarily the smartest pool of talent for our colleges and universities but merely from the most privileged, we all will suffer. The country cant afford to needlessly screen out students who have great potential, but who havent been coached to achieve a high score on these critical tests.
We all use casual pronunciation from time to time, but how should journalists render it when writing down what we say? The Star generally follows the Associated Press Stylebook, which says, "Never alter quotations even to correct minor grammatical errors or word usage."
A story about concerns that the International House of Prayer has been fueling anti-gay policies and furor in the African nation of Uganda used a contentions abbreviation that also is claimed by a popular restaurant chain. There are ways around that.
Depending on your point of view, either the Kansas Supreme Court brought sanity to the issue with its decision that cuts in education funding since 2010 led to an unconstitutionally imbalanced playing field between rich and poor schools, or it dodged the issue. Either way, the question of the adequacy of funding Kansas schools has hit the reset button.
just because the Country Club Plaza streets and sidewalks are public does not give the right to individuals or groups to do as they like. The Plaza is a public heritage that must be inclusive, but that inclusiveness must not be trampled on when mobs effectively push out other patrons.
When the going gets tough, well, why not just make the going easier? This seems to be the conclusion of the College Board, which administers the dreaded SAT college entrance exam. Board officials recently announced test improvements to better gauge what students actually study and learn in high school.
President Vladimir Putin, a former KGB agent, has said that the collapse of the evil empire was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century. That alone should have been a clue to the Obama White House that misspelled reset buttons werent going to cut it. But they were too stuck in the past to see it.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is currently considering rules to rein in this industry. Perhaps some radical requirement like making debt buyers base their cases on actual evidence will result.
Fifty is not the New 30. Fifty is the new freakin 50. This aint no Hot Mom/Cougar kind of talk though. Im not trying to be one of those women so scared of aging they crave the attention of men half their age or stuff themselves into clothes that dont forgive 50-year-old flesh.
To change things now would be a step backward to the days when partisan politics led to exploitation and mismanagement of Missouris precious forest, fish and wildlife resources, Anita Gorman and James Nutter Sr. write of a bill that would allow Missouris politicians to set and control hunting and fishing seasons and limits.
The Kansas Border Challenge Advisory Committee writes: Achieving a solution that contributes to the overall economic growth of the Kansas City region and that uses taxpayer dollars effectively will require considerable work and attention to detail, along with a true commitment to the concept of a level playing field, if a real solution is to be found.