<![CDATA[Mary Sanchez | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/ en-us Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:06:29 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:06:29 CDT Mary Sanchez 60 GOP beware: Nobody puts The Donald in a corner http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article29652271.html#storylink=rss Donald Trump is not likely to take a quiet exit from either the upcoming GOP debate or his bid for the nomination. But unless Republicans want to all but seal the White House for a second Clinton, they’d better get a game plan quick to usher him out.

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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:14:13 CDT

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UMKC officers and Kansas City police work together for a safer campus http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article29604496.html#storylink=rss Don’t let the tragic events in Cincinnati cloud your judgment of campus police officers. In Kansas City, we have the best of both worlds because the Kansas City Police Department works with University of Missouri-Kansas City campus officers to keep students and the community safe.

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:23:21 CDT

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Stop the insanity: Missouri must help, not hurt, immigrant college students http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article29245153.html#storylink=rss Was the recent change to the preamble of the higher education appropriations bill legal? The Missouri attorney general needs to determine that now before good, qualified college students are priced out of Missouri’s higher education.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:39:49 CDT

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How ‘attitude’ poisons, and can repair, bonds between police and community http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article28461151.html#storylink=rss Some police officers aren’t interested in getting caught up in dueling dialogues that pit #bluelivesmatter against #blacklivesmatter, as if all lives cannot simultaneously be respected while public safety is upheld. In fact, displaying respect for themselves as officers and the public equally is the hallmark of how they function.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 18:08:35 CDT

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Guilt in the Missouri Capitol also rests on those who don’t call out colleagues on harassment http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article28466845.html#storylink=rss The latest tales of sexual harassment in Jefferson City expose a culture that needs fixing — including legislators who should keep their crude comrades in line.

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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:00:57 CDT

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Proposed charter schools for Kansas City’s midtown could combine diversity with achievement http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article28063147.html#storylink=rss The Missouri Charter Public School Commission may soon accept the application of Citizens of the World, a new system of charter schools for Kansas City seeking to build “a socioeconomically, culturally and racially diverse community of students” in midtown.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:58:33 CDT

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Upset with President Obama, GOP punishes young immigrants http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article27505756.html#storylink=rss Missouri’s legislature slipped a wording change into a bill solely to target some immigrant students enrolled in the state’s colleges and universities, almost ensuring that many will have to drop out. The ACLU, immigration attorneys, high school educators, and the state’s colleges and universities are all seeking ways to mitigate the damage.

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 13:38:40 CDT

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Higher wages could make low-wage earners less reliant on government help http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article27460576.html#storylink=rss By keeping wages low, some businesses operate on a model that expects taxpayers to pick up the slack. Income guidelines for such programs need to be modernized and restructured.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:30:49 CDT

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No matter what the council decides, KC has learned from minimum wage debate http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article27268171.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Council will vote Thursday on increasing the minimum wage, and it is expected to approve the measure. But no matter what happens, the city is better off having debated, and learned from, the issue. At the same time, it is undeniable that wages have not kept up with the cost of living.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 20:00:29 CDT

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As Latinos’ importance grows, so does their search for allies http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article27200758.html#storylink=rss According to a statistic from National Council of La Raza convention, 66,000 Latinos turn 18 every month. If all are registered and turn out at the polls, they will constitute a powerful, emerging voter block in need of someone to support.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 08:31:40 CDT

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One Kansas City immigrant’s story reflects the aspirations of many http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article27009163.html#storylink=rss Leo Prieto is an American, and an immigrant, with a success story that reveals the ignorance of Donald Trump-style xenophobia. Prieto will be a busy man the next few days as the National Council of La Raza holds its annual conference in Kansas City.

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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:38:30 CDT

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Conservative backlash against ‘sanctuary’ will harm policing http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article26972632.html#storylink=rss Police know that undocumented immigrants function within society much like everyone else — they can be victims of crime, witnesses or perpetrators. Police need the cooperation of everyone to solve and prevent crimes.

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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:13:46 CDT

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A novel and promising idea for bringing more action to downtown Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article26885455.html#storylink=rss Let’s bring more visionary companies to downtown Kansas City. Letters to CEOs is an Internet project intent on influencing such moves. Through the website, people can make suggestions of companies they would like to see.

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Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:03:37 CDT

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A ruling on how Kansas City’s judges run their courts http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article26699740.html#storylink=rss The judges asked for it. And now Kansas City’s Municipal Court has received its ruling. The court could become more efficient, serving the public better, if practices were more standardized and courtrooms operated less like silo operations, a creation of each judge’s individualized style, said the report by the National Center for State Courts.

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Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:33:16 CDT

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U.S. Supreme Court strikes a blow against congressional gerrymandering http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article26125444.html#storylink=rss Gerrymandering is a political tool of both parties. It is used to strip competition from elections, which contributes to voter apathy. In June, the U.S. Supreme Court struck back.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:12:04 CDT

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Chelsea Clinton’s appearance at UMKC was a pricey way to promote a good cause http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article25932856.html#storylink=rss Chelsea Clinton was paid $65,000 for a speech at the University of Missouri-Kansas City for the Starr Women’s Hall of Fame. That said, Clinton’s fee for the luncheon appearance was paid by private donors and supported a worthwhile cause not tied to politics.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:25:41 CDT

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The Supreme Court spared America a cataclysm http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article25543657.html#storylink=rss Universalizing and strengthening insurance coverage remains a vital priority. The National Center for Health Statistics reports that 36 million Americans — 11.5 percent of the population — remain uninsured.

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 21:40:29 CDT

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Ditching Confederate artifacts is only a start in facing American racism http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article25539820.html#storylink=rss Purging the U.S. of memorials to slave owners, Klan leaders and Confederates isn’t the same as finding reconciliation for racism.

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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:46:38 CDT

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Presidential wannabes ought to embrace, not fear, Hispanic conference in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article25369885.html#storylink=rss The upcoming July conference of the National Council of La Raza is a platform for presidential candidates to make their case to Latino voters — but the candidates have to show up.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:06:34 CDT

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We have a name for this problem, and it is racism http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article24994066.html#storylink=rss Dylann Roof didn’t deal in polite code. He spoke bluntly to every black person in America: You and your kind do not belong here. You are not safe. You can be hunted down and slaughtered, even in the most sacred of places, the church. In a way, he also taunted America: “Go ahead, ignore the message that I just sent.”

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:13:39 CDT

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Nelle Peters apartment story reminds us to save historic buildings earlier http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article24920410.html#storylink=rss Nelle E. Peters was ahead of her time, a woman working in the field of architecture in an era when few of her gender were accepted. Now the rush is on in Kansas City to save more of her iconic works —this time, three apartment buildings near the Country Club Plaza.

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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:16:55 CDT

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New procedures will bring order, and fairness, to municipal fines in Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article24674371.html#storylink=rss Kansas City’s municipal court judges have long allowed people to make arrangements to pay their court fines. But the practice has been haphazardly applied, varying through the years from court to court. That changes Friday, when new standardized rules will be in place.

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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:50:05 CDT

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New Vatican tribunal will hold bishops responsible for curbing sex abuse http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article23809927.html#storylink=rss Rome cannot sanction the bishops who deserve the most scrutiny. Many of them — the ones who so callously ruled their dioceses in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s — are deceased. Likewise, many pedophile priests from those eras took the secret of their sins to the grave.

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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 19:01:26 CDT

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It’s time to take on predatory lenders http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article23814118.html#storylink=rss On Thursday, Mayor Sly James took to the podium at the Gem Theater and sharply called on voters to help change the predatory aspects of payday and other short-term loans. James emphasized that the current makeup of the Missouri legislature offers little chance for changing current rules on allowable interest rates.

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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 19:47:31 CDT

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Now that Kris Kobach can hunt for voter fraud in Kansas, will he actually find it? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article23617330.html#storylink=rss Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will soon commence a hunt for voter fraud. But true cases of fraud, not merely a technology flub or human error, are rare. Meaning, this could prove a costly and time-consuming effort for nothing.

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Tue, 09 Jun 2015 18:28:19 CDT

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How broken is our immigration system? We deport citizens http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article23147064.html#storylink=rss Andres Robles Gonzalez is not the only U.S. citizen who has been deported. Some advocates suspect that thousands of others have been deported in the last decade, including mentally and physically ill citizens.

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Thu, 04 Jun 2015 19:28:03 CDT

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Story of Sgt. Henry Johnson goes beyond the accomplishments of one man http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article23149887.html#storylink=rss The Johnson family’s efforts to honor Henry Johnson with the Medal of Honor raised awareness of many veterans, soldiers who didn’t receive the accolades that their bravery deserved, solely because of the prevailing racial attitudes of the times in which they lived.

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Thu, 04 Jun 2015 19:58:07 CDT

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Wyandotte County opens a refuge for children in crisis http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article22963644.html#storylink=rss Finally, some of the most neglected children in Wyandotte County — those who must be placed in protective custody — will have the type of home they deserve. Robert’s Place — a home in the best sense of the word — will open later this month.

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Tue, 02 Jun 2015 19:30:05 CDT

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Campaign finance law is America’s unfunny joke http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article22618167.html#storylink=rss As long as they do not officially declare their candidacy, politicians can raise loads of money for their super PACs without having to report the donations or stay within limits that keep individuals from contributing more than $2,700 in the primary season. That’s the law. This is how candidates skirt it.

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Fri, 29 May 2015 14:04:44 CDT

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Don’t be stunned when stun gun cases turn out badly http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/mary-sanchez/article22615296.html#storylink=rss The death this week of a man who had been hit with a stun gun by Kansas City, Kan., police adds to a growing list of cases nationwide that have placed scrutiny on the weapon’s use by law enforcement.

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Fri, 29 May 2015 13:30:24 CDT

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