<![CDATA[Midwest Voices News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/ en-us Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:06:36 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:06:36 CDT Midwest Voices 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Millennials’ American dream revised http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article98141522.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:00:00 CDT

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Don’t hit the delete key on social contact http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article96777312.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:00:00 CDT

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Minority status embraced with differing beliefs http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article95376457.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 15:00:00 CDT

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Courts rule against voter ID restrictions http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article93993907.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:42:36 CDT

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Ending poverty among kids is vital for nation http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article92678152.html#storylink=rss Poverty creates lifelong cognitive problems for children

Reducing childhood poverty must become a top priority for this country

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:00:00 CDT

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Place trust in Constitution’s foresight http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article89961652.html#storylink=rss U.S. military will help keep America on firm ground regardless of actions by next president

Congress, courts will ensure the White House maintains good behavior

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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 15:00:00 CDT

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Ruling shows immigration reform needed http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article87286327.html#storylink=rss The U.S. Supreme Court struck down President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents

The court ruling underscores the need for immigration reform for the 11 million undocumented people in the U.S.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 18:47:25 CDT

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Human/sex trafficking is modern slavery http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article85853077.html#storylink=rss Groups are working to abolish this 21st-century form of bondage

47 million people worldwide are living in some form of slavery

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:42:17 CDT

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Quality schools include range of experience http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article84449002.html#storylink=rss Kansas City Public Schools was, in many ways, the most valuable

Diversity of classmates helps shape character for students’ future

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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:21:43 CDT

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Lessons from dad counted in algebra class http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article83065922.html#storylink=rss Tutoring in eighth-grade math helped anchor his daughter’s success

Through the great efforts of an exceptional teacher, anxiety was vanquished

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Fri, 10 Jun 2016 15:31:29 CDT

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Tolerance goes with diversity of viewpoints http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article81677277.html#storylink=rss Same-sex marriage, transgender rest room issues bring out differing opinions among people

Guns, politics and which candidate for president we prefer also will cause disagreements

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Fri, 03 Jun 2016 17:17:21 CDT

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Hopes soar on effort against payday loans http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article80463202.html#storylink=rss Consumer Financial Protection Bureau hearing on Thursday in downtown Kansas City

Groups want federal watchdog agency to enact new rules against predatory loans

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Fri, 27 May 2016 19:01:31 CDT

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Downsizing lessons in move to Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article78918152.html#storylink=rss Going from Overland Park to Independence comes with exposure to new suburbs, knowledge

Higher taxes, insurance in Show-Me State; but address change provides relief from Gov. Sam Brownback

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Fri, 20 May 2016 15:00:00 CDT

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Thank people for service in U.S. military http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article77514287.html#storylink=rss Family has long history of serving in U.S. armed forces

Kindness and good deeds are greatly appreciated by service personnel

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Fri, 13 May 2016 15:00:00 CDT

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Seed library offers roots to gardening past http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article76190337.html#storylink=rss Seeds are available for flowers, vegetables and herbs at the Ruiz Branch of Kansas City Public Library

Last year, the seed library had about 700 checkouts

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Fri, 06 May 2016 15:00:00 CDT

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Choices add to confusion of life in America http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article74927207.html#storylink=rss Caitlyn Jenner applauded for courage to escape her personal prison

Rachel Dolezal gains notoriety going from white to black

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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 18:05:48 CDT

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Responsibilities accompany U.S. citizenship http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article73422207.html#storylink=rss There are many ways in which individuals can be citizens of the United States.

It’s not too late for those who are eligible to become a citizen in time to vote in November.

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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:39:02 CDT

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Alzheimer’s disease claims more people and families http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article72133592.html#storylink=rss Everyone with a brain is at risk for Alzheimer’s disease

There is no known cause or cure for the disease

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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 18:33:47 CDT

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Topics of race complicate conversations http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article70778552.html#storylink=rss Confusion, embarrassment often surround racial differences

Fear adds to concerns over people who are different

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Fri, 08 Apr 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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Charity’s waste impairs trust in nonprofits http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article69520077.html#storylink=rss Wounded Warrior Project creates bad image for nonprofits

The charity extravagantly spent donated dollars intended for veterans

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Fri, 01 Apr 2016 09:20:00 CDT

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Ron Marr: Comparing Donald Trump with Adolph Hitler is way off http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article68297257.html#storylink=rss News media and political pundits damage their credibility with such wild leaps

Such comparisons only benefit Donald Trump’s presidential campaign

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Fri, 25 Mar 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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Molly Fleming: Record-setting filibuster yields hope for state http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article66946547.html#storylink=rss Democrats in state Senate take stand against bill that would make sexual orientation discrimination OK

‘Religious freedom’ bill to go to voters as constitutional amendment

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Lisa Hays: Creating a cohesive Kansas City community http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article65537362.html#storylink=rss Working together, people can overcome the divisions in the Kansas City area

Reliable, dependable public transportation remains an ongoing need

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Fri, 11 Mar 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Mike Pandzik: All doors to success don’t require college http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article64100752.html#storylink=rss Higher education is needed for people wanting to be doctors and lawyers

College often is used as a screening tool for job applications

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Fri, 04 Mar 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Kara M. Bollinger: West Side tries to maintain close-knit spirit http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article62760617.html#storylink=rss West Side is a classic Kansas City neighborhood

The community struggles to maintain its appealing character

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 17:15:34 CST

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Laura Herrick: Individuals must confront gun ownership http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article61369087.html#storylink=rss Wife, mother, teacher, driver in every person make different assessments on whether to own a gun

Some carry guns for protection, although accidents can happen with firearms

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Fri, 19 Feb 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Valerie Sprout: Immigrants endure a long and difficult journey to America http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article60105431.html#storylink=rss Kansas City for many isn’t at all like the homelands that refugees left

Many had to flee their countries to escape being killed

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Fri, 12 Feb 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Paul Scianna: Constructive, civil politics benefit the U.S. http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article58694208.html#storylink=rss Abraham Lincoln’s words 23 years before the Civil War offer a warning for today

Principled politics, not partisan bickering, can be healthy for the country

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Spencer Hardwick: Kansas City offers fun and opportunities for millennials http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article57344783.html#storylink=rss Leaving Kansas City for careers in big cities is less attractive

Westport, West Bottoms, Crossroads offer great entertainment options

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Fri, 29 Jan 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Diane Bigler: Music as art gives people peace and comfort http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/midwest-voices/article56123020.html#storylink=rss Music’s origins remain a mystery

People use music to lift their spirits

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 09:00:00 CST

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