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More coverage of Wyandotte County, KCK, please

06/26/2014 4:50 PM

06/26/2014 4:50 PM

A somewhat tongue-in-cheek email from a reader who makes a serious point about The Star’s news coverage:

I have lived in Kansas City, Kansas all of my adult life and with the exception of five happy childhood years spent on a farm west of Basehor, all of my 75+ years.

So I am acutely aware that we Wyandotte County residents tend to be thought of as the "poor relations" of the metro area. And it's (somewhat) understandable that the "913" section that is included in the E-Star subscription focuses primarily on our wealthy cousin to the south, Johnson County.

But good things DO happen in our county. It sure would be nice to read about a couple of them in "913", along with all that's happening in Stilwell, Olathe and Overland Park.

The 913 section he’s referring to is a Wednesday news magazine distributed to copies of The Star in Johnson County. There is also an 816 for Missouri south of the river and 816 North for the Northland. But no, there isn’t a section devoted to Wyandotte County.

I’ve heard from many readers through the years who want The Star to focus more on that part of the metro area, and who appreciate it any time the newsroom covers what goes on there. I will suggest that editors consider creating a 913 North section (though many other factors and departments at the paper would have to figure into doing that — new sections aren’t created in a vacuum).


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