Yael T. Abouhalkah

Editorials

A new Kansas City arts festival is an idea worth pursuing

Earlier this week, Mayor Sly James announced an idea to create the Kansas City Arts Festival. Now it needs to be fleshed out, to see whether the public and private sector will support an event that could attract “regional and national attention to local talent and resources,” as the mayor said this week.

Yael T. Abouhalkah

Colin Kaepernick’s three big national anthem victories

National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to not stand during the National Anthem has sparked plenty of informative and emotionally charged writing about patriotism and the anthem. It also has spurred positive contributions for social issues. This has been a teachable last few weeks for Americans — all without costing any lives.

Videos

ALS paralyzed her body, but not her mind

ALS robbed Michelle Melland, 50, of Kansas City of her ability to move, speak and breathe on her own, but not of living a fulfilling life. Using eye scan technology, blinking her eyes to write words, Melland writes a weekly book review and posts reviews to her blog, "Book Thoughts from Bed."
Tammy Ljungblad and Eric Adler The Kansas City Star
ALS paralyzed her body, but not her mind 2:09

ALS paralyzed her body, but not her mind

How Kansas City's taxis became more like Uber 0:58

How Kansas City's taxis became more like Uber

Audio: Q&A with Mizzou basketball coach Cuonzo Martin 19:36

Audio: Q&A with Mizzou basketball coach Cuonzo Martin

Ned Yost on Moustakas at leadoff, offensive struggles 1:17

Ned Yost on Moustakas at leadoff, offensive struggles