If the Kansas economy were booming, and the governor had a scintilla of fiscal credibility, then the appeal to boost the impoverished pockets of Kansas City, Kan., and Wichita would make a lot of sense.
Adults sometimes speak ill of young people’s behavior not realizing that grown-ups have to own a lot of responsibility for youths’ actions. That came into full focus recently when I went to a private, black Northland school at the invitation of an administrator.
A hit 2005 Carrie Underwood country song, “Jesus Take the Wheel,” needs to be rewritten to say GM, Ford, Chrysler, VW, BMW, Honda, Mercedes, Subaru or Toyota take the wheel because of all of the technological advances being built into new cars.
The Kansas City Royals’ annual FanFest begins Friday at Bartle Hall in the Kansas City Convention Center. The two-day event includes appearances by the players, autograph sessions and interactive activities. Find hours, ticket information here.
One unmistakable truth erupting from the police shooting of Michael Brown last year in Ferguson, Mo., is the unpredictable, ongoing and unprecedented amount of street protests and marches it has generated in the St. Louis suburb and elsewhere.
To continue the protests that followed the Aug. 9 police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., a multiracial, multifaith coalition of about 50 Jewish, Christian and Muslim clergy and others staged a lunchtime die-in Wednesday at the U.S. congressional cafeteria.
The new construction taking place downtown makes navigating the streets more of a challenge. But it is better to see the construction cranes in the skyline and orange cones marking off detours than no activity in the once dead zone of Kansas City.
More than 150,000 of the utility’s Missouri customers are in the Home Energy Report program. It’s part of a KCP&L energy efficiency program, enabling customers to see their energy use compared with about 100 nearby occupied homes with similar characteristics, including square footage and fuel types.
Put aside the obvious lingering issues of what to do with Kansas City International Airport, the expansion of the streetcar line and creating a viable plan for Kemper Arena. The focus should be on more down to earth concerns to improve the lives of people in the six council districts, where the needs in some areas are enormous.