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Readers' thoughts about The Star and KansasCity.com

Walmart or Wal-Mart?

about 20 hours ago
The biggest company and largest employer in the world is known by two slightly different names. And that’s unquestionably confusing. The Star conforms to The Associated Press’ call — except when it doesn’t, as in the example sent to me by one sharp-eyed reader.

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Derek Donovan is The Kansas City Star's public editor. This blog is a place for you to share your thoughts about how The Star and KansasCity.com cover the news. If you share your name or other identifying information when speaking with Derek, he will never publish that information without your prior consent.

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