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Guest Commentary

Guest commentary: On Earth Day, look to science, not ‘belief-based’ policy

Our choices should reflect our priorities. In a democracy, the political dynamic, like market pricing, can be seen as a “rubber meets the road” barometer of the value we set on a concept or ideal. Sometimes, though, the first casualty of political debate is intrinsic value. For instance, the debate about global warming is skewed in political discourse by discounting the intrinsic value of the very planet we inhabit. What’s worse, to the ideological extremists currently in power in the United States, there is no debate at all.

Guest Commentary

W. Randolph Helling: KCI air safety is no accident

Since passage of the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010, there have been no airline accidents with passenger fatalities in the United States. The facts show that by improving training and qualification requirements, our nation has made flying safer.

Videos

Arrests made after student threatened with gun on Facebook Live

Kansas City police had four people in custody after one of them allegedly threatened a Hickman Mills student with a handgun on Facebook Live.
Tammy Ljungblad and Chris Ochsner The Kansas City Star
Arrests made after student threatened with gun on Facebook Live 1:30

Arrests made after student threatened with gun on Facebook Live

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ALS paralyzed her body, but not her mind

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How Kansas City's taxis became more like Uber