Midwest Voices

Midwest Voices

Refugees face poor treatment in U.S. lockups

The United States should treat women and children more humanely when they seek refugee status in this country. If the Department of Justice has found that private prisons are inadequate for adults convicted of crimes, why would similar centers be acceptable to house vulnerable women and children who have broken no laws?

Midwest Voices

Courts rule against voter ID restrictions

The last month has borne a string of precedent-shattering victories for democracy, starting with a conservative federal appeals court striking down Texas’ voter ID law as a violation of the Voting Rights Act. Then, a Wisconsin federal judge threw out parts of similar voter ID legislation found to be enacted for the sole benefit of partisan officeholders.

Midwest Voices

Tolerance goes with diversity of viewpoints

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve become pretty intolerant of folks who yammer endlessly about tolerance. More times than not it seems those who speak the loudest are unable to countenance the slightest objection to their appeals and ultimatums. The most vocal proponents of tolerance — activists, entertainers, politicians and much of the news media — view even passive dissent as a heresy that must be crushed.

Midwest Voices

Thank people for service in U.S. military

Military service is still difficult, lonely and hard on families. When you next see a man or woman in uniform, march right up and say, “Thank you for your service!” If you really want to make their day, consider offering to pick up their lunch or dinner tab.

Videos

KC police officer gives update on Thursday night shooting death

Kansas City police said a woman in her 60s was shot and killed Thursday just before 10 p.m. in the 400 block of Booth Ave on the city's northeast side.
Toriano Porter The Kansas City Star
KC police officer gives update on Thursday night shooting death 0:31

KC police officer gives update on Thursday night shooting death

You've probably tasted an Original Juan sauce, but you may not know it 2:40

You've probably tasted an Original Juan sauce, but you may not know it

Danny Duffy talks about breakout season, Royals fans 1:24

Danny Duffy talks about breakout season, Royals fans

KC police, Jackson County prosecutor awarded federal grants 1:51

KC police, Jackson County prosecutor awarded federal grants