The resignation of Bishop Robert Finn opens the door to reconciliation for the local diocese, for the victims of sex abuse, for the many good priests and for the patient parishioners who never wavered in their faith.
Atlanta isn’t alone among public school districts that have been accused of questionable gains in student achievement in recent years. The scandals are raising questions about the pressure being put on schools over standardized testing.
Women are used to incremental gains for their gender, sometimes painstakingly glacial. But efforts to establish best-practice guidelines for addressing gender pay equity are slowly gathering support in Missouri through the legislature.
Smart cities can invest in making their residents healthier and more active through small changes. Overland Park took a step in that direction this week by approving a plan for adding cycling lanes to some thoroughfares in the city.
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The Kansas City No Violence Alliance, or KC NoVa, hopes to head off violent crime by meeting with criminals before they’re released from prison, offering them support to change their ways. It should help.
Missourians opposed to the death penalty just gained a legal ally, Hustler magazine founder Larry Flynt. America’s most famous publisher of porn is fighting for a basic right of all Missourians: the right to know what the government is doing on your behalf with your tax dollars.
Food as nourishment for the mind, body and spirit is a recurring theme of late at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, this week through famed Spanish chef Ferran Adriá and later this month through the Latin-themed fundraiser Comida.
Rep. Valdenia Winn of Wyandotte County has been a professor of history for 42 years. Now she faces censure by her fellow legislators after her strongly worded testimony in March on a bill that would negatively affect immigrant children.
Few Americans, less than one percent, are actively enrolled in the military, a result of cutbacks in recruitment and other factors. That’s far lower than in previous generations, and yet our role globally is not diminishing.
The case of the 43 missing college students from a poor Southern region in Mexico ought to heighten Americans’ concerns. A stable Mexico is in our best interests and this case is astounding for its scale of violence and corruption, even for Mexico.
The Starbucks brand has massive clout, even while it is being belittled. Every coffee stand in America with more than two locations is trying desperately to differentiate itself from Starbucks, while also being cognizant that it is feeding off of the company’s massive success.Imagine if other major national corporations took to holding company-wide talk sessions around race. A lot of America could be reached.
It’s not OK to profit from the presence of immigrants and then turn around and attack them through legislation. This year’s attempt by the Kansas Legislature to stop allowing some immigrant children to pay in-state fees at universities and colleges will probably die in committee. But the real estate holdings of one of the bill’s sponsors raises a question of fairness.
Public education in Kansas is under assault by a legislature that simply doesn’t want to be told to play fair in how it funds the state’s schools. One can only hope that parents and taxpayers will stop this nonsense.
Librarians and some of their most fervent patrons — teenagers — plan to bite back at stalled spending on public libraries around Missouri. Two busloads of teenagers, many out of school for spring break, will be in the Kansas City group descending on the state capitol to meet with local representatives and to protest through a rally.
Women in Missouri make 71 cents to every dollar that men earn when they work full time and year-round. Efforts to better understand, and possibly rectify, pay differences between men and women are running into confounding opposition from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry.