<![CDATA[Letters to the Editor | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/ en-us Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:41:07 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:41:07 CDT Letters to the Editor 60 Readers sound off on Gov. Brownback, minimum wage, Earth Day http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article19086714.html#storylink=rss April 20, 2015: Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is the conservatives’ Rambo. No lingerie for the poor. Women must go commando.

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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article19086714.html
Letter of the week: Parents should work with doctors in the care of children http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article18814122.html#storylink=rss Tessa Commers of Kansas City, a pediatric resident, writes: As pediatricians, we are taught to care for both child and parent. Our formal education and clinical experience prepare us to screen, diagnose and treat children, while an informal aspect pertains to responding to parents.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article18814122.html
Readers share views on hope, politics and 401(k)s http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article18813960.html#storylink=rss April 17, 2015: One year after the fatal shootings at the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom, the community again came together to say hatred, bigotry and evil will not be tolerated.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article18813960.html
Readers share views on ‘concern trolling,’ Gov. Sam Brownback and Uber http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article18711537.html#storylink=rss April 16, 2015: I learned a new term: “concern trolling.” Concern trolling is performed by individuals or companies to get free advertising.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article18711537.html
Readers share views on police work, election reform and union support http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article18626820.html#storylink=rss April 15, 2015: We were instructed at the police academy that the weapon on your hip was there to protect the police officer or any person being threatened by someone with ill intent. When a person is fleeing and doesn’t have the ability to harm others, the officer does not have the right to use deadly force.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:37:01 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article18626820.html
Readers share views on marijuana, ride-hailing services and Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article18528779.html#storylink=rss April 14, 2015: My husband and I implore lawmakers in Jefferson City to take a stand to keep legalized marijuana out of Missouri. Drugs of all kinds are a big problem nationwide, and to legalize marijuana is just as much a nod to the drug cartel and drug runners as anything.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article18528779.html
Readers share views on Uber, Medicaid expansion, Congress http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article18437225.html#storylink=rss April 13, 2015: It’s time to embrace the future of ride-hailing. The last time I checked, UberX wasavailable in more than 200 cities. I am writing to plead that Kansas City keep up with the changing times because things cannot stay the same forever.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article18437225.html
Letter of the Week: Gun laws put safety at risk http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article18213119.html#storylink=rss Judy Sherry, co-founder and current president of Missouri & Kansas Grandmothers Against Gun Violence, writes: As we recognize the anniversary of the tragic shootings at the Jewish Community Center and Village Shalom, I am frustrated, incredulous, sad and mad at the actions of our Kansas and Missouri legislators.

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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article18213119.html
Readers share views on President Barack Obama, girls basketball and TV news http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article18213059.html#storylink=rss April 11, 2015: The president should be addressed by his full name and not just his last name. Could the people who run him down do a better job? I don’t think so.

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Sat, 11 Apr 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article18213059.html
Readers share views on unruly youths, Gov. Sam Brownback and police encounters http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article18212888.html#storylink=rss April 10, 2015: Once upon a time, there was this terrific shopping center — Bannister Mall. Our family loved going there and it was popular. Then we began to notice young people regularly hanging out there.

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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article18212888.html
Readers share views on education, the Iran deal and poor voter turnout http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article17990009.html#storylink=rss April 9, 2015: The citizens of Kansas need to trust their political leaders more. The leaders have seen the test scores. They have talked to the educators. They know it is a waste of money to try to educate those Kansas kids.

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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article17990009.html
Readers share views on Frank White, religious freedom and baby boomers http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article17892242.html#storylink=rss April 8, 2015: We were at Kauffman Stadium for opening day and were blown away by the ring ceremony and were equally blown away with dismay during the alumni recognition of past Royals players. Frank White was not on the field, yet was at the game.

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Wed, 08 Apr 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article17892242.html
Readers share views on Gov. Sam Brownback, Benghazi and Little Libraries http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article17774420.html#storylink=rss April 7, 2015: I do not see myself as a liberal but am very concerned about the direction Kansas is going on social issues and the experimental tax cuts, which don’t seem to be working as intended to spur job growth sufficient to make up for the tax cuts.

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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article17774420.html
Readers sound off on Iran negotiations, protests, Medicaid expansion http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article17562863.html#storylink=rss April 6, 2015: If the best deal the Obama administration could negotiate for accused deserter Bowe Bergdahl was the release of five high-level Taliban commanders, who in the heck would expect them to be able to negotiate a good deal for the U.S. in the negotiations with Iran (4-1, A10, “Iran nuclear talks extended”)?

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article17562863.html
Letter of the Week: It’s time to erase racial fear http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article17348006.html#storylink=rss Michael Luster of Kansas City, a 1963 graduate of Central High School and 2010 graduate of Western Baptist Bible College, writes: What is the fear? African-Americans are only 13 percent of the population, yet there are gerrymandered districts that dilute the power of the black vote.

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Fri, 03 Apr 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article17348006.html
Readers share views on discrimination, Medicaid expansion and child abuse http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article17345162.html#storylink=rss April 5, 2015: The message being sent to Indiana and Arkansas by corporate America is that we will not put up with discrimination, even if it is caused by a strong Christian belief. It amazes me that someone hasn’t come up with an easy answer to this question.

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Sat, 04 Apr 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article17345162.html
Readers share views on Stephen Metzler, fighting bigotry and the fair tax http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article18799650.html#storylink=rss April 18, 2015: Stephen Metzler — business leader, philanthropist, civic organizer, social justice activist and patron of Kansas City’s arts. Steve’s legacy is inscribed on Kansas City’s journey for social justice and lives on in our vibrant arts scene.

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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article18799650.html
Readers share views on Tuesday’s elections, wealth distribution and kids’ health care http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article17348198.html#storylink=rss April 3, 2015: I hope readers are not influenced by the Kansas City Star endorsements. An example is Yael T. Abouhalkah’s April 2 column, “Focus on five crucial KC Council races Tuesday.”

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Fri, 03 Apr 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article17348198.html
Readers share views on Missouri ethics, women leaders and campaign financing http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article17247101.html#storylink=rss April 2, 2015: I saw on television news recently that Missouri lawmakers are trying to decide how to change their ethics rules. That should be simple. Just make sure each rule they enact makes them accountable for their votes and actions while they are in office.

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Thu, 02 Apr 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article17247101.html
Readers share views on child abuse, Missouri roads and ride-hailing services http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article17128820.html#storylink=rss April 1, 2015: April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. The theme this year is “Be their voice — speak up to prevent child abuse.”

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Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article17128820.html
Readers share views on the April 7 election, child safety and Uber http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article17044937.html#storylink=rss March 31, 2015: I’m supporting the Independence School District in asking for an operational levy increase of 24 cents on Tuesday’s ballot.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article17044937.html
Readers share views on liberals, campaign financing, Screenland http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article16941413.html#storylink=rss March 30, 2015: A liberal’s viewpoint by a liberal: We believe in a government of the people, by the people and for the people — that’s all people, not just the superwealthy and corporations.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article16941413.html
Letter of the Week: End child abuse http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article16533218.html#storylink=rss "April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Hopefully this letter will serve to motivate others to educate themselves about the prevalence of child abuse in our area," writes Kim Glackin of Overland Park, a psychology instructor at Metropolitan Community Colleges-Blue River.

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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article16533218.html
Readers share thoughts on car wrecks, Kansas, traffic stops http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article16533098.html#storylink=rss March 28, 2015: If you should have the misfortune of being involved in an auto accident, before having the accident please ascertain if the other driver is going to tell the attending police officer the truth.

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article16533098.html
Readers sound off on airline crash, KCI, abortion http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article16516088.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

March 27, 2015: It will be interesting to see whether new policies for airlines develop in the wake of the apparently deliberate plotattempt by the Germanwings co-pilot to bring down his plane (3-27, A1, “Crash was no accident”).

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article16516088.html
Readers share thoughts on wind energy, ride-sharing, charter schools http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article16415051.html#storylink=rss March 26, 2015: The Kansas Chamber of Commerce represents Kansas businesses, with one exception — wind energy.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article16415051.html
Readers sound off on liberals, Kansas, big oil http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article16320179.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

March 25, 2015: This could be called the progressives’ doctrine: Terrorist good, Israel bad. Cans of green beans good, guns bad. The Rev. Al Sharpton good, cops bad.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article16320179.html
Readers share thoughts on health care, Medicare, poverty http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article16207223.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article16207223.html Readers share views on Israel, schools, marijuana http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article16127435.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

March 24, 2015: Like all evangelical Christians, I know we are positively elated at the election results in Israel (3-19, A14, “Israel faces post-election issues”). Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a thrilling leader, a rare head of state today.

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:52:56 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article16127435.html
Letter of the Week: Cyberbullying has become a common problem for teens http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article15531626.html#storylink=rss Dave Butler of Overland Park, who is currently in his pediatric residency in Kansas City, writes: As a pediatrician, I am concerned about the effects social media and cyberbullying can have on our children. I have seen firsthand how cyberbullying has driven teenagers to the point of attempting suicide.

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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 10:00:00 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/article15531626.html