Steve Paul

View from World War I looks ever grim today

In reality, the echoes of that seemingly distant conflict, World War I, are all too familiar — eerily familiar at times — and we will be often reminded of them as the next four years of remembrances pile up. The lessons are worth paying attention to.

Steve Paul

Slowly but unmistakably, downtown Kansas City rises again

From a distance, as with any skyline, a city’s vertically oriented core promises a destination of progress and prosperity. Up close, at street level, a city tells a story that can feel more like the truth. Successful cities balance the upward thrust of commerce with a vibrant, human pulse of everyday life on the street.

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