<![CDATA[Lewis Diuguid | The Kansas City Star & 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 Drowsy drivers create more problems on roads than previously thought http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article18765996.html#storylink=rss The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that more than one in five fatal crashes involve driver fatigue.

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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:15:12 CDT

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Climate change being measured in property damage, loss of life and costs in billions of dollars http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article18690846.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

As we jet toward Earth Day on April 22, the American Academy of Actuaries has released a report on climate change titled “Essential Elements” on the frequency and severity of weather related events, and the information isn’t pretty.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:37:37 CDT

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Happy days of air travel hardly joyful http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article18682968.html#storylink=rss More flights are late, causing people to miss vital connections to get to destinations. On-time flight arrivals fell from 78.4 percent in 2013 to 76.2 percent in 2014, according to two university researchers’ annual report.

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:20:31 CDT

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Low-wage workers annually cost taxpayers $153 billion in public assistance, a new report says http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article18610185.html#storylink=rss The report said 56 percent of all state and federal spending on public assistance programs goes to working families. That includes Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF), food stamps and earned income tax credit.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:42:03 CDT

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Team teaching method works at Paseo Academy to improve students’ ability to learn http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article18526778.html#storylink=rss Carol Charismas sometimes team teaches at Paseo Academy with Annette Ervin. Team teaching exposes students to different styles and voices, enhancing young people’s ability to pay more attention, hear what’s being said and learn.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:42:14 CDT

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Copper wire theft for salvage puts public safety at risk http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article18508442.html#storylink=rss It is a tragedy and certainly heinous that the theft of copper wiring from AT&T equipment in Northeast Kansas City delayed firefighters’ response Saturday to an automobile crash in the area in which one person died and two others suffered burns.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:57:11 CDT

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Summer school enrollment is open for students in Kansas City Public Schools, offering intriguing new options http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article18508322.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

One way to make summer school less tedious, boring and not appear as if it is a punishment is to rename it. Kansas City Public Schools calls it the “Summer Experience,” and enrollment is open through May 1.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:53:25 CDT

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Kansas City area ‘American Ninja Warriors’ getting ready for weekend of competition at Union Station http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article18493679.html#storylink=rss On Friday and Saturday nights, adult “kids” who think they have the right stuff will do their best to get through the super-tough Cliffhanger obstacles as TV cameras roll for the filming of “American Ninja Warrior.”

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:03:53 CDT

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Sharpton is right to praise North Charleston, S.C., officials after the police shooting death of unarmed Walter Scott http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article18406220.html#storylink=rss The Rev. Al Sharpton was right to contrast the recent reaction of city officials in North Charleston, S.C., with those who had been in charge in August in Ferguson, Mo., after shooting deaths in both cities of unarmed black men by white police officers.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:59:10 CDT

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Hillary Clinton’s run for the White House started months before her official announcement http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article18401027.html#storylink=rss A Hillary Clinton-for-president booth was set up the weekend of Feb. 7, 2014, at Bartle Hall in Kansas City at the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Ally College Conference, and the mostly young people who attended the event loved seeing Clinton’s booth there.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:08:04 CDT

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Baby boomers as grandparents remain target of marketers’ dreams http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article18169043.html#storylink=rss Americans who were 20- to 30-something used to be ground zero for business advertising. Those were the people with infinite wants and money that was burning a hole in their pockets. At least that was the case for baby boomers.

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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:25:15 CDT

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Construction work to help make KC Health Department more accessible http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article18158372.html#storylink=rss Construction started Friday to make the building at 2400 Troost Ave. and the parking area more accessible to people with disabilities.

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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:57:34 CDT

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Kansas City fundraiser to benefit people with multiple sclerosis set for Saturday http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article18130772.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

Most of the participants in Walk MS: Kansas City 2015 are people who either have MS, members of their family, co-workers or their friends.

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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:56:46 CDT

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McDonald’s adds bigger burger for its mainstay customers http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article17943587.html#storylink=rss Going back to basics appears to be the path McDonald’s is on in re-introducing bigger burgers on its fast-food restaurant menu.

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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:54:11 CDT

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People should expect to have their health and activity tracked more closely by insurers http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article17945576.html#storylink=rss Smokers in many instances are being dinged now with higher health insurance premiums. John Hancock Life Insurance reports that it will discount premiums up to 15 percent for customers who track and do well on such fitness activity as daily exercise routines, annual health screenings and flu shots.

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Thu, 09 Apr 2015 11:24:35 CDT

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History-making election in Ferguson, Mo., should help reshape government in the St. Louis suburb http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article17857181.html#storylink=rss Democracy works when people take the time to go to the polls and vote. It’s just unfortunate that it took the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown last year and worldwide media coverage of the protests, arrests, property damage and violence in Ferguson, Mo., to make it happen.

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Wed, 08 Apr 2015 12:09:12 CDT

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Baby boomers should rethink migrating south http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article17743865.html#storylink=rss Knowing where best to live could help seniors enjoy a longer, better life. What’s telling is a lot of the states in the South don’t have high rankings in the United Health Foundation’s survey of the healthiest states in the U.S. for people age 65 and older. Missouri didn’t come out very well either.

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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 15:26:12 CDT

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Gun goes off in church, raising possibility of such shootings in Kansas with new liberal concealed weapons law http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article17636594.html#storylink=rss Altoona, Pa., police are investigating the incident. But questions that people have to ask are: Why would this guy or any individual think it would be necessary to carry a firearm to church? And are “accidents” like this what people can expect to see in Kansas churches and other public places, where starting July 1 people will be able to carry concealed weapons without permits or training?

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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 11:49:57 CDT

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Ferguson, Mo., election will be closely watched http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article17537309.html#storylink=rss The fatal police shooting of Michael Brown last year in Ferguson, Mo., and the unrest that followed has transformed a flyover, no interest St. Louis suburban election on Tuesday into one under a national media microscope.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 11:46:20 CDT

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California providing U.S. with object lessons on water use because of merciless drought http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article17533850.html#storylink=rss The state that supplies U.S. consumers with more than half of the fruits and vegetables they consume is in its fourth year of a drought — the worst in decades.

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Mon, 06 Apr 2015 11:06:51 CDT

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For safety, call 811 hotline ahead of outdoor digging projects http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article17302628.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 12:08:58 CDT

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New gun law in Kansas creates big bang of new possibilities for Sunflower State http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article17298113.html#storylink=rss People living in Kansas who have never owned a gun, might now consider getting one because of a bill that Gov. Sam Brownback signed into law on Thursday.

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Fri, 03 Apr 2015 11:10:04 CDT

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Minimum wage increase gains some traction, but protesters say it’s not enough http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article17222519.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

It is encouraging that some movement is occurring in the slow-to-change minimum wage. Protesting fast-food and big-box store workers should be credited with getting their corporate employers to loosen purse strings just a little.

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Health KC has uphill battle against old coach-potato habits http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article17210423.html#storylink=rss The Greater Kansas City Chamber and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City have begun a new initiative to try to push metro area folks to change their unhealthy ways.

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Thu, 02 Apr 2015 11:37:51 CDT

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Lottery to encourage people to save money is far from a sound idea http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article17206385.html#storylink=rss It is sad that a lottery and dreams of something for nothing in a game of chance is the latest mechanism to get people to save money for their future.

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Thu, 02 Apr 2015 10:39:30 CDT

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Kansas City schools superintendent honored, says he plans to stay as the district’s leader http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article17157752.html#storylink=rss At a community celebration Wednesday for Kansas City school Superintendent Steve Green winning the 2015 Pearce Award as Missouri’s superintendent of the year, Rev. Eric D. Williams said what people citywide may have wanted to emphatically express.

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Baby boomers likely to fill Arrowhead Stadium for Rolling Stones concert in June in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article17105477.html#storylink=rss The Rolling Stones’ 15-stop North American summer tour will land at Arrowhead on June 27. Tickets go on sale soon.

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Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:16:30 CDT

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Wyandotte County lawmaker right to speak out on immigration bill in Kansas Legislature http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article17109203.html#storylink=rss In this so-called post-racial era in America after the 2008 election and 2012 re-election of Barack Obama as president, people abhor being called racist or even the thought that their actions are racist — even when they are.

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Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:58:01 CDT

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Good teachers draw all resources into learning in Kansas City school district’s push for full accreditation http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article17036027.html#storylink=rss Instead of sitting in the back taking notes as Carol Charismas teaches seventh-grade English at Paseo Academy, I sometimes work with her students on writing assignments. Creative teachers use every resource at their disposal to boost students’ reading, writing and comprehension.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:11:52 CDT

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Raising tobacco tax in Missouri would benefit early childhood education http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article17009372.html#storylink=rss A lot of good could come from smoking after all. That especially would be true if Missouri raised the lowest tax on cigarettes in the country to fund early childhood education in the state.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:51:25 CDT By LEWIS DIUGUID

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