Yael T. Abouhalkah

Yael T. Abouhalkah

Streetcar expansion feud is a big deal in Kansas City

Supporters of expanding Kansas City’s successful streetcar system have good reasons to move forward with their plan. But first they will have to convince Mayor Sly James and the City Council that this is the right time to do it.

Yael T. Abouhalkah

Meet Donald Trump, complainer in chief

Donald Trump is proving even more than before that he’s not qualified to be Commander in Chief as president of the United States, especially with his recent remarks about Khizr and Ghazala Khan, a Muslim couple whose son was killed in Iraq. Trump is more like a Complainer in Chief.

Yael T. Abouhalkah

Kansas countdown, T-minus 5 days: Cash can help GOP moderates weaken Sam Brownback

Fresh evidence is arriving daily that the battle for control of the Kansas Legislature among Republicans has ramped up to full-scale war as next Tuesday’s all important primaries loom. The topic that deserves more attention today focuses on money: Are moderates getting enough financial support to help them make the case that voters need to stop Gov. Sam Brownback from further damaging the state’s economy?

Yael T. Abouhalkah

Kansas countdown, T-minus 7 days: GOP moderates boosted by Overland Park Chamber’s scorecard

The next seven days will tell whether Republican moderate candidates can win in Johnson County and oust incumbents who back Gov. Sam Brownback. Let’s certainly hope so, for the sake of the Sunflower State. The Legislature needs a good crop of GOP members in the House and the Senate who can prevent the Brownback agenda from marching ceaselessly forward, especially when it comes to tax-cutting measures.

Yael T. Abouhalkah

Kansas City Zoo provides a great escape from the real world

On Sunday, after all the world’s problems of the last few days, I felt the urge to get away from the real world and visit the Kansas City Zoo. What an invigorating two hours that turned out to be. People of all ages and races were moving around the zoo, most with smiles on their faces. The visit brought up this point: The Kansas City Zoo has morphed into one of the best civic assets this metropolitan area offers to residents, especially young families.

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Yael T. Abouhalkah says Donald Trump could surprise a lot more people this fall

Donald Trump could hurt other GOP candidates at the ball this year. Or ... maybe not.
Yael T. Abouhalkah The Kansas City Star
Yael T. Abouhalkah says Donald Trump could surprise a lot more people this fall 1:01

Yael T. Abouhalkah says Donald Trump could surprise a lot more people this fall

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Yael T. Abouhalkah has an order: Visit the Kansas City Zoo

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Yael Abouhalkah: Kansas kids are more important than reckless tax cuts

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Yael T. Abouhalkah: How to keep the Kansas schools open