<![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 U.S. school districts should do more to protect LGBT students from bullying, report says http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article29656534.html#storylink=rss Ahead of classes beginning next month for the 2015-2016 school year, GLSEN, or the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Network, released a report showing that school districts overall in the United States don’t have anti-bullying policies to protect gay and lesbian students.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:58:44 CDT

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Trump continues to have fun running for president, and polls show the public loves it http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article29650408.html#storylink=rss Democratic presidential candidates continue to fumble with what might be acceptable to say about the Black Lives Matter movement, while all but one of the Republican White House hopefuls remain mute on immigration.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:52:44 CDT

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KC should be picked for HUD grant to revitalize part of Northeast community http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article29536957.html#storylink=rss Let’s hope Kansas City is picked for a federal neighborhood transformation grant to improve a long-neglected part of town.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:01:19 CDT

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Homeownership in U.S. slips to 1967 level, census data show http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article29362477.html#storylink=rss The declining homeownership rate in the United States indicates that the housing market hasn’t fully recovered from the Great Recession, and neither have young potential home buyers.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:34:17 CDT

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Petition underway to rollback KC minimum wage increase http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article29348695.html#storylink=rss The group of restaurant and business owners out to overturn Kansas City’s new minimum wage law is likely counting on paycheck envy in its hopes to collect enough signatures for a referendum election.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:05:40 CDT

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Cuba is poised for change with new diplomatic ties http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article29209243.html#storylink=rss Our first glimpse of Cuba’s future occurred at the airport in Tampa, Fla. The checked bags and packages of Cubans returning to Havana included large flat-screen TVs, electronics, appliances and shrink-wrapped large luggage loaded with consumer items that they couldn’t get in their country.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:00:00 CDT

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Commemorative events marking anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Mo., must be peaceful http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article29110735.html#storylink=rss Organizers of events marking the first anniversary of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Mo., must stress to everyone involved that the demonstration must be peaceful.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:11:13 CDT

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Killings, dangerous culture of guns in U.S. sparks dialogue on need for more security at movie theaters http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article28814680.html#storylink=rss It’s a shame that people are now thinking about adding security to movie theaters.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:29:14 CDT

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Mass shooting at Louisiana theater is latest reminder of need for stricter gun laws in U.S. http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article28514458.html#storylink=rss The United States and its people are stuck in a mass death and injury cycle with guns, and lawmakers politically won’t do anything to stop it.

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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:06:00 CDT

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Ferguson, Mo., officials pick African American as interim police chief. http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article28423231.html#storylink=rss Almost a year after a white Ferguson, Mo., police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man, setting off protests, violence and a national movement, the St. Louis suburb has taken a previously unheard of step of hiring an interim black police chief.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:39:22 CDT

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Baby boomers, millennials find it harder than greatest generation to accumulate wealth, Federal Reserve study finds http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article28415956.html#storylink=rss Saving for the future has never been a strength of baby boomers and their millennial offspring even though they are better educated than previous generations.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:52:49 CDT

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For now, Kansas comes out better than Missouri in 2015 Kids Count report http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article28319320.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

Kansas ranked 15th in the nation in overall child well-being compared with Missouri coming in 26th. Minnesota was No. 1 and Mississippi was last.

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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:53:46 CDT

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Kansas City isn’t included in the top towns for older adults http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article28051612.html#storylink=rss To help people age 50 and older see how well their community is meeting their needs, the AARP is rating places for dozens of factors, including housing, neighborhoods, transportation, environment and health. It then developed a list of the 30 most livable cities, and guess what city didn’t make the cut? Kansas City.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 10:00:00 CDT

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Social Security more in demand ‘as other financial supports for retirement have weakened’ http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article28014901.html#storylink=rss Social Security celebrates its 80th anniversary next month and is featured in a cover story in the July/August edition of the AARP Bulletin. The magazine reports that doubts continue to swirl over Social Security’s future.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 11:55:56 CDT

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Flags symbolize change in America, Cuba http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article27936010.html#storylink=rss All in the same month, the Confederate battle flag came down after 54 years of flying at the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, and the Cuban flag was raised Monday after 54 years with the opening of the Havana embassy in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. and Cuba formally restoring diplomatic relations.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 14:39:59 CDT

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Journalism academy helps prepare students for college and careers in the news media http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article27249100.html#storylink=rss Next month in Minneapolis, I’ll probably encounter some Kansas City area young people whose hunger I helped feed for careers in journalism.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:03:56 CDT

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Flags symbolize change in America, Cuba http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article27922633.html#storylink=rss All in the same month, the Confederate battle flag came down after 54 years of flying at the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, and the Cuban flag was raised Monday after 54 years with the opening of the Havana embassy in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. and Cuba formally restoring diplomatic relations.

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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 12:41:06 CDT

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New plan to attack segregation will likely be a topic at the National Council of La Raza conference in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article26883067.html#storylink=rss The government won’t have to do much to study segregation in this country. Hyper-segregation exists in many of the larger metropolitan areas in the United States, and Kansas City certainly is one of them.

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Thu, 09 Jul 2015 14:37:28 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article26883067.html
Latino voters to pick up political clout as numbers increase http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article26864110.html#storylink=rss Candidates should take Latino voters a lot more seriously particularly in states like California because of those voters increasing numbers. The issue is expected to come up at 2015 National Council of La Raza Annual Conference in Kansas City.

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Thu, 09 Jul 2015 11:22:18 CDT

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High-tech airline, stock market troubles show how small and interconnected the world has become http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article26742703.html#storylink=rss The world is terribly small, and multinational corporations and technology only tighten the web of interconnected people and markets.

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Wed, 08 Jul 2015 11:47:16 CDT

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Missouri economy enjoys green energy growth http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article26691193.html#storylink=rss Missouri has to continue to plant strong roots in the green economy. A new report from E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) and MEI (the Missouri Energy Initiative) shows that nearly 40,000 people in more than 4,400 establishments in the state are employed in green sectors of the economy.

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Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:00:00 CDT

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Smart cars of future likely to come with hefty price tag http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article26691706.html#storylink=rss The flying cars in “The Jetsons,” that 1962 to 1988 cartoon series about the future, never materialized.

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Tue, 07 Jul 2015 17:25:22 CDT

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Connecting Crossroads, downtown with 18th & Vine to require new cultural bridges http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article26648497.html#storylink=rss New plans are being discussed to link the 18th and Vine Jazz District with Crossroads and downtown Kansas City attractions.

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Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:37:29 CDT

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Pope should have unscripted visits with people who are homeless, incarcerated and immigrants during trip to U.S. http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article26583463.html#storylink=rss The pope should walk the streets of the nation’s capital, the barrios and the ’hoods of New York City and Philadelphia to find the less fortunate with whom he wants to speak. The question afterward for the pope is, “Now that he knows, what does he plan to do about it?” Prayer is OK, but it is far from enough.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 12:13:16 CDT

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Google apologies for race-related problem that dredges up old slur of African Americans http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article26581132.html#storylink=rss The timing couldn’t have been worse for Google.

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Mon, 06 Jul 2015 11:33:50 CDT

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Fireworks on Fourth of July weekend will include more post-recession getaway travel http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article26054464.html#storylink=rss People who plan to hit the road to take advantage of the long Fourth of July weekend, should expect a lot of company.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:36:36 CDT

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Ferguson, Mo., police military-style hardware, tactics faulted in new Justice Department report http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article25970641.html#storylink=rss The Justice Department has determined what many people attending protests in Ferguson, Mo., after the police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown knew all along.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:48:38 CDT

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Bridging the digital divide takes a community effort http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article25924594.html#storylink=rss Seventy percent of students in Kansas City Public Schools don’t have Internet access at home. Also, 80 percent of households in low-income, minority neighborhoods don’t own computers or have in-home Internet connections. In addition, close to 50 percent of the households in Kansas City, Kan., have no Internet connection.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT

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Trump feels free speech cost of Univision, NBC dropping broadcast of pageants http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article25834777.html#storylink=rss Never assume that free speech in the United States is free. Sometimes the consequences of what people say can be costly.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 12:13:41 CDT

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Candidates for president will have to wrestle with heavy national and international concerns http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/lewis-diuguid/article25760044.html#storylink=rss The 2016 presidential race got a lot more complicated last week especially after the Supreme Court rulings making the Affordable Care Act practically indestructible and same sex marriage legal in all 50 states.

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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:05:04 CDT

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