Mary Sanchez

Mary Sanchez

Mary Sanchez: When bad police officers job hop, trouble follows

Timothy Loehmann is a type in law enforcement, a so-called gypsy cop: a problem officer who is allowed to exit quietly and unscathed from his bad behavior in one department and then join a police force elsewhere, often with devastating results. In 2014, Loehmann shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice. That was after he was allowed to resign from another department.

Mary Sanchez

Mary Sanchez: Ivanka Trump is a chip off the old huckster block

The American public is expected to buy into the notion that Ivanka Trump can and should play a constructive and indispensable role in her father’s administration and that it’s only natural and fitting that she settle into a West Wing office to help Daddy run the nation. Doing exactly what, we’re not supposed to ask.

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Teen writes about living at home with the crack addict her mother married

"I sat outside my home and listened to my sister scream for help," wrote Kayla Perez, 21, of Overland Park, who is the author of the first story in a new book, "Welcome to My Neighborhood." It is framed as a children's book, similar to Golden Books, but the stories are true, dire and grim. They're written by teenagers in the Youth Ambassador program, including Perez, who penned her story when she was 17 years old and living under the same roof as a crack addict her mother had married. The book, a pro bono project of the advertising and marketing company VML, will be introduced to Kansas City civic leaders at a dinner Tuesday. The Youth Ambassador program promotes youth development and addresses social and academic challenges for underserved teenagers.
Tammy Ljungblad The Kansas City Star
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Teen writes about living at home with the crack addict her mother married

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Playground shooting scene in Kansas City

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Jason Hammel discusses the Royals' 8-2 loss Sunday afternoon