Steve Rose

Steve Rose

Let’s resolve Kansas school funding issue once and for all

It would be grand if the Kansas Legislature would meet its constitutional obligations to adequately fund schools on an ongoing basis. Then perhaps this never-ending wrangling between the state Supreme Court and lawmakers, as well as the perpetual uncertainty over school budgets, would finally come to an end.

Steve Rose

Steve Rose: J.C. Nichols’ name belongs on Kansas City’s iconic fountain

The experience of my parents, who are both Jewish, suggested that J.C. Nichols’ heart was not as cold as the deed restrictions that kept many racial and religious minorities from buying his houses. When one considers the entire life and accomplishments of Nichols, as well as the era when he worked as a developer, it’s clear that the name of this visionary should remain on Kansas City’s iconic fountain.

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