<![CDATA[Yael T. Abouhalkah News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/ en-us Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:51:52 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:51:52 CDT Yael T. Abouhalkah 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Yael T. Abouhalkah: The feisty little school district that could http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article59579516.html#storylink=rss Raytown district is fighting battles that other schools are interested in

One concerns how much tax revenue is gobbled up by a private development

Superintendent deals with a fast-changing community that deserves a solid education

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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:48:29 CST

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Yael T. Abouhalkah: Recall Gov. Sam Brownback? Not so fast http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article59162863.html#storylink=rss Some Kansans want to know how to oust their governor from office

But state law makes that very difficult

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Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:22:06 CST

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Yael T. Abouhalkah’s top 10 non-football, non-Super Bowl activities http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article58923788.html#storylink=rss You can do plenty of other things than watch the Big Game

A video shows just a few, and most are pretty healthy or fun

Warning: Playing with cats and dogs could be contagious

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Sat, 06 Feb 2016 19:23:40 CST

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Yael T. Abouhalkah: In defending Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax cuts, two economists bungle the job http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article58549653.html#storylink=rss Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore love the Kansas tax cuts, which they helped craft

But they miss the mark in claiming the reductions have been big successes

Other states are doing as well or better than Kansas without similar tax cuts

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Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:42:25 CST

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Yael T. Abouhalkah: Parking along Kansas City’s new streetcar line? Be careful! http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article58249673.html#storylink=rss The best advice for motorists: Park inside the white line

Next best: Look elsewhere for parking, and don’t risk getting a ticket or towed

Lots of tickets could create bad public relations for the system, which it does not need

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Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:42:30 CST

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Yael T. Abouhalkah: Watch fake streetcar ‘smash’ into real vehicles along Main Street http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article58015398.html#storylink=rss Video shows big vehicles aren’t parking inside the white line on Main Street

They risk towing and fines, and could be in streetcar’s way

Supporters say motorists will do better when service starts for real in next few months

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:40:10 CST

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Yael T. Abouhalkah: Controversial KCI plan will soar — or be grounded — on Tuesday http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article57688343.html#storylink=rss The airlines make their important views known at a City Council meeting

Will they like keeping the existing terminals — or go for a new terminal?

Politics will play a big role in whatever is decided

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Mon, 01 Feb 2016 09:11:33 CST

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Yael T. Abouhalkah silently slams Gov. Sam Brownback’s false unemployment claim http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article57172233.html#storylink=rss The Kansas governor gets the “silent treatment” in a new video

He says the state can’t add jobs quickly because of its low unemployment rate

Wrong: Nine other states with very low unemployment rates are adding jobs faster than Kansas

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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 23:03:00 CST

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Yael T. Abouhalkah: Facts beat fiction spewed by Gov. Sam Brownback on Kansas economy http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article56904923.html#storylink=rss The most recent report from Gov. Sam Brownback’s Council of Economic Advisors isn’t upbeat

Instead, it lays out the truth about the Kansas economy: It’s not doing well

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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:21:09 CST

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Yael T. Abouhalkah: Breasts, a boob and, finally, an apology in the Kansas Legislature http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article56439855.html#storylink=rss State senator issues insulting dress code for women appearing before his committee

Over the weekend, Mitch Holmes kept up his defense of the silly decree

Finally, he apologized on Tuesday

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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 08:46:51 CST

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Yael T. Abouhalkah: Kansas finishes pathetic 2015 with 9th worst job growth in U.S. http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article56606683.html#storylink=rss Despite Gov. Sam Brownback’s promises, Kansas job market is slow

The huge individual income tax cuts he pledged would attract growth are not doing so

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 09:12:15 CST

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Yael T. Abouhalkah: Yikes, Kansas fell 18,000 jobs short of Gov. Sam Brownback’s goal in 2015 http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article56042540.html#storylink=rss Employment growth in Kansas struggled all through 2015

Tax cuts of 2013 have not produced promised surge in new jobs

Brownback missed his target of 25,000 new jobs a year in 2015

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 09:23:43 CST

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Yael T. Abouhalkah: Even Gov. Sam Brownback’s smart sycophants saying silly stuff now http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article55803240.html#storylink=rss Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan incorrectly said income tax revenues are up in Kansas

Instead, Brownback’s tax cuts have devastated the state budget

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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 09:34:31 CST

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Yael T. Abouhalkah reads Chiefs’ fans rants defending offensive tomahawk chop http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article55948520.html#storylink=rss Column that called for fans to stop the chop drew plenty of angry responses

They aren’t all printable, but here are some of the best

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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 01:00:00 CST

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Yael T. Abouhalkah: Blacks, whites and the hunt for real solutions on Kansas City’s East Side http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article55625815.html#storylink=rss Predominantly black part of Kansas City needs lots of investment

But white businesses too often won’t go there

City must keep fighting crime and make better choices of using public funds

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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:08:15 CST

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Yael T. Abouhalkah: Sarah Palin embraces Donald Trump, sparks frenzied feedback http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article55487485.html#storylink=rss Trump gets Palin’s blessing, and it excites some people

However, not everyone is over the moon about this move

Twitterverse weighs in before the speechifying is even over

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 16:20:05 CST

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He should be making it easier to vote, not more difficult

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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 14:36:57 CST

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Yael T. Abouhalkah: Exposing Gov. Sam Brownback’s hypocrisy on tax increases http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article54774250.html#storylink=rss Kansas governor wants people to vote on higher taxes — except when he proposes them

Legislature should reject his call for punitive bill on local property taxes

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Fri, 15 Jan 2016 11:03:00 CST

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Yael T. Abouhalkah: Don’t let King Rex Sinquefield kill Kansas City’s earnings tax http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article54486760.html#storylink=rss St. Louis multimillionaire Rex Sinquefield is pulling strings to get Missouri lawmakers to end the tax

Mayor Sly James, rightly so, wants local voters to decide the issue on April 5

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Wed, 13 Jan 2016 13:13:32 CST

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Yael T. Abouhalkah: Speaker Paul Ryan mocked mercilessly after dissing President Obama http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article54327205.html#storylink=rss Speaker inflames Twitter after predicting his behavior at State of Union speech tonight

Best advice to Ryan: Grow and show some respect

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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 15:35:43 CST

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Yael T. Abouhalkah: C’mon, Chiefs fans, knock off the boorish tomahawk chop http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article54168070.html#storylink=rss Celebration gesture is insulting and borderline racist

Indian groups have argued against it for years, for ample reasons

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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 23:00:00 CST

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Why Gov. Sam Brownback’s State of State matters http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article54177100.html#storylink=rss In 2015, Kansas governor announced school and election priorities that Legislature passed

On Tuesday, he should talk about state’s fiscal ills

Unfortunately, he’s likely to ignore them

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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:12:13 CST

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Yael T. Abouhalkah: Yeah, this Facebook post shared by Kansas lawmaker is racist http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article53531680.html#storylink=rss State Rep. John Bradford demeans Mexicans and President Obama

But not everyone thinks this racist FB link was racist.

And Bradford, after being caught, issued statement Thursday afternoon

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Thu, 07 Jan 2016 14:06:59 CST

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Yael T. Abouhalkah: Gov. Sam Brownback mocked for silly Alex Gordon tax tweet http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article53474795.html#storylink=rss Kansas governor should have stayed off Twitter Wednesday night

Talking about Alex Gordon and taxes didn’t please lots of people

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Thu, 07 Jan 2016 08:54:43 CST

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Yael T. Abouhalkah: Revival of downtown Kansas City still has a long way to go http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article53339125.html#storylink=rss Downtown has made plenty of progress in recent years, especially with more housing

However, plenty of challenges remain in wooing new people and jobs

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Wed, 06 Jan 2016 14:53:24 CST

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