<![CDATA[Lewis Diuguid News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/ en-us Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:06:21 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:06:21 CDT Lewis Diuguid 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Lewis Diuguid: Valentine’s Day approaches for those worried about what gift to give on Sunday http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article59554936.html#storylink=rss U.S. Census Bureau offers some hearts and flowers facts for those who care

Pope Gelasius in 496 A.D. first declared Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day

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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:46:10 CST

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Lewis Diuguid: East Side deserves more from City Hall http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article59353847.html#storylink=rss Residents and businesses are waiting for investment that Mayor Sly James promised

Community garden, restaurant, park and businesses are among the assets of the area

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Tue, 09 Feb 2016 15:17:07 CST

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KC residents can submit absentee ballots for Missouri presidential primary http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article59311473.html#storylink=rss A lot of other states have primaries and caucuses ahead of the Show-Me State

It can be exhausting to keep up with it all

Voting, nevertheless, remains an important responsibility for citizens.

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Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:00:19 CST

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Readers sound off on Donald Trump, guns, KC earnings tax http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article59188018.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:00:00 CST http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article59188018.html Lewis Diuguid: Stop the political rhetoric: Costly Guantanamo detention facility needs to close as soon as possible http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article59141733.html#storylink=rss Dwindling number of enemy combatants at military installation

President Barack Obama keeps closing facility in forefront

U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth and the Naval Consolidated Brig in Charleston, S.C. likely relocation sites

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Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:15:07 CST

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Lewis Diuguid: Happy Days! Unemployment rate dips below 5% for the first time since February 2008 http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article58645383.html#storylink=rss Labor Department reports 4.9 percent unemployment rate for January

Hourly wages also rise in January to $25.39

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 12:12:42 CST

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Lewis Diuguid: For game-time parties, the Census Bureau offers a few facts to compare the first Super Bowl with the one on Sunday http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article58414158.html#storylink=rss The world population grew from 3.5 billion people in 1967 to 7.3 billion today

The median price of a single family home was $22,700 in 1967 compared with $282,000 today

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Thu, 04 Feb 2016 11:50:10 CST

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Lewis Diuguid: Bernie Sanders’ campaign appeals to millennial voters by taking on wealth disparity http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article58298898.html#storylink=rss Millennials struggle to make ends meet and live the American dream

There is no one in the White House offering New Deal programs for young people

Youth vote could strip Hillary Clinton of front-runner status — again

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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 18:51:27 CST

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Lewis Diuguid: Protests at MU to lead to a better more inclusive environment for all students http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article58147328.html#storylink=rss MU threatened with decreased funding, downgraded credit rating

Punishment is the wrong approach to protests last semester

New leadership will improve the state’s flagship campus

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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 11:06:32 CST

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Lewis Diuguid: Museum displays familiar black history http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article57968938.html#storylink=rss George B. Vashon African American Research Center Museum gives good view of St. Louis history

Many artifacts include items from Du-Good Chemical Laboratories and Manufacturers, which my dad, Lincoln I. Diuguid, started in 1947

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Lewis Diuguid: Turn the Page KC gets $100,000 grant, army of volunteers from Populous Inc. to help inspire love of reading in children http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article57923808.html#storylink=rss Volunteers from the architectural firm Populous Inc. will work with children at King Elementary School

Mayor Sly James’ Turn the Page KC initiative will open a Hospital Hill building to start offering ‘play group’ classes for parents

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:11:40 CST

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Lewis Diuguid: NAACP awards appropriately honor Concerned Student 1950 and others linked to Black Lives Matter movement http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article57718863.html#storylink=rss NAACP Chairman’s Award will include Concerned Student 1950

Honors presented at the 47th NAACP Image Awards have links to the 2014 police slaying of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

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Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:13:28 CST

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Lewis Diuguid: Barbie changes to keep up with U.S. racial and ethnic diversity http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article57255183.html#storylink=rss The doll debuted in 1959 to appeal to America’s baby boom generation

New Barbies to be available starting in March in U.S. stores

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Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:52:45 CST

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Lewis Diuguid: Agreement with Justice Department should make Ferguson, Mo., more credible, accountable to residents http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article57028953.html#storylink=rss Public hearings are set to take place in February

Agreement follows Aug. 9, 2014, police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown

Other cities could benefit from following steps in plan

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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:16:51 CST

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Lewis Diuguid: High school graduation rates in U.S. slow, but continue on upward trend http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article56835798.html#storylink=rss Missouri ranks 10th in the nation in high school graduation rates

Despite funding problems, the graduation rate in Kansas is higher than the U.S.

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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:30:52 CST

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Lewis Diuguid: Monitor beeps echo back to Cuba http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article56659113.html#storylink=rss Noise from heart monitor is disturbing

Month of results yields good health

Trouble started in Havana, Cuba

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 08:00:00 CST

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Lewis Diuguid: Drivers offered tips to guard against carbon monoxide poisoning in winter weather http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article56622323.html#storylink=rss About 150 people die each year from accidental poisoning from motor vehicle exhaust

KidsAndCars.org offers advice to ensure that motorists and passengers remain safe

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:55:38 CST

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Lewis Diuguid: A Bloomberg presidential bid would likely make 2016 elections most expensive ever http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article56459463.html#storylink=rss Former New York City mayor would run as an independent

Field of Democrats and Republicans already too crowded

Bloomberg candidacy could hurt Democratic ticket

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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 11:47:31 CST

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Storms on East Coast made to sound worse than elsewhere http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article56078050.html#storylink=rss More than 6,000 flights expected to be canceled on Friday, Saturday

24-hour cable news channels filled with stories of blizzard

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Lewis Diuguid: Voter ID laws advance in Missouri, but what about the state’s need to comply with federal ID standards so residents can board flights? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article55831580.html#storylink=rss The Missouri House initially passed two voter identification bills

A bigger concern is Homeland Security saying Missouri driver’s licenses don’t comply with federal Real ID requirements

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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:55:00 CST

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Lewis Diuguid: 2015 sets record for being warmest year for the planet http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article55684485.html#storylink=rss U.N. climate change summit is geared to attack global warming

Dangers to Earth and its species continue

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 15:53:49 CST

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Lewis Diuguid: Prison burdens women and families http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article55499690.html#storylink=rss Incarceration costs include legal fees, lost wages, education, opportunities

The criminal justice system must be restructured to help families in struggling communities

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Lewis Diuguid: Mentoring program links caring adults with black male students in Hickman Mills schools http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article55504355.html#storylink=rss Kansas City police, St. James United Methodist Church and City Hall to work with kids ages 12 to 18

Hickman Mills School District joins Kansas City, Kan., Little Rock, Ark., Monroe, La., and Oakland, Calif., in OK (Our Kids) Program

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:18:55 CST

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Lewis Diuguid: Lack of diversity in Oscar nominations sign of larger exclusion problem in U.S., world http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article55425920.html#storylink=rss Boycott of Academy Awards sought by black filmmaker Spike Lee and black actress Jada Pinkett Smith

Growing wealth gap reported in U.S. and throughout the world signals loss of financial, political clout of people of color

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 11:39:27 CST

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Peace Builder Awards presented to Rep. Cleaver and Grandparents Against Gun Violence during King holiday week http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article55278085.html#storylink=rss Audience encouraged to play a role in working for peace

Ending gun violence has to be part of promoting nonviolent world

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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:03:52 CST

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Lewis Diuguid: Census offers good facts for the King holiday http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article54938210.html#storylink=rss Voting has gone up dramatically for African Americans since 1964

The number of black students in college also is up from 306,000 in 1964 to 2.9 million in 2013

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Fri, 15 Jan 2016 15:59:33 CST

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Lewis Diuguid: Audience reacts to superintendent finalists for Kansas City Public Schools http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article54894340.html#storylink=rss Candidates for job share their position on improving academic performance

Boosting parent involvement, competing with charter schools top agendas

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Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:12:02 CST

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Lewis Diuguid: Powerball gave millions of Americans a chance to dream big and build a sense of togetherness http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article54731000.html#storylink=rss Three lottery winners were announced on Wednesday

New millionaires are from California, Florida and Tennessee

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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 15:28:05 CST

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Lewis Diuguid: Kansas Highway Patrol should pull millennials with tattoos into its ranks http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article54677380.html#storylink=rss Tattoos are widely embraced and admired by young adults

The patrol would benefit from increased credibility in the population it serves

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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 11:50:37 CST

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Lewis Diuguid: St. Louis’ loss of Rams to LA could lead diehard pro football fans to Kansas City to enjoy the Chiefs http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article54469905.html#storylink=rss NFL owners on Tuesday approved the Rams move to Los Angeles

Statewide political fight in Missouri over new $1.1 billion stadium for St. Louis needless now

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Wed, 13 Jan 2016 11:49:47 CST

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