Steve Rose

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.

Steve Rose

Steve Rose: Here’s how to sell reluctant voters on a new airport

Kansas City voters’ willingness to approve a sales tax for economic development on the East Side could portend well for the future of Kansas City International Airport. Apparently people can be educated and sold on the idea of caring about something besides their own narrow self-interest. Now, proponents need to convince voters that a new airport is critical to Kansas City as a whole.

Opinion

Steve Rose: Reforms needed to save KanCare

A scathing report that found Kansas’ privatized Medicaid program severely lacking raises important questions about how to ensure that services are provided and paid for in a timely fashion. State Sen. Barbara Bollier helped author a bill that could help.

Videos

Jake Junis on start against Blue Jays: 'I felt good'

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jake Junis allowed two runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings Friday against the Blue Jays.
Maria Torres The Kansas City Star
Jake Junis on start against Blue Jays: 'I felt good' 1:52

Jake Junis on start against Blue Jays: 'I felt good'

Whit Merrifield on walkoff hit: 'I try to soak in those moments as long as I can' 2:20

Whit Merrifield on walkoff hit: 'I try to soak in those moments as long as I can'

Ned Yost on the Royals' 5-4 comeback win over the Blue Jays 0:48

Ned Yost on the Royals' 5-4 comeback win over the Blue Jays

Royals GM Dayton Moore on trade rumors: 'We've never considered moving any of our players' 0:38

Royals GM Dayton Moore on trade rumors: 'We've never considered moving any of our players'