I normally agree with Lewis Diuguid’s columns, but his April 6 piece, “Offer for water line safety ignored,” which encourages Kansas City homeowners to ignore the opportunity to purchase coverage for outside water or sewer line repairs is risky advice.
Carol Quiring, chief executive officer of Saint Luke’s Home Care and Hospice in Kansas City, writes: We enjoy being in control of our health care. We like choosing our doctor, when to schedule an appointment or test and where to receive care. But what happens when we are no longer able to make our choices known? National Health Care Decisions Day is Saturday.
Mindy Corporon, who in 2014 lost her father and son in the shootings at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, writes that the healing process for her is to bring different faiths together so they can learn not to fear one another.
Journalist Howard Goller, a former Kansas City Times reporter living in New York, ventured to the Mets’ Citi Field and learned New York fans can be verbally abusive, win or lose. The Royals’ run to World Series glory offered a chance for a small step forward for fans everywhere.
Economists predict Americans will begin to experience food scarcity as early as 2030 if current trends in agriculture continue. As a military spouse whose family continues to experience the life-changing effects of a commodity-driven war, I believe securing our food supply is a crucial mission.
In 1953, a little-known 33-year-old writer named Ray Bradbury wrote his first novel. Sixty-two years later, “Fahrenheit 451” is a bona fide international classic. The masterwork about a dystopian society where books are contraband is a staple of school curricula.
It has been a tough year at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The racial tension that sparked the fall events is unlikely to be resolved any time soon, and faculty and administrators who engaged these issues have sometimes been condescending, incompetent and irresponsible.
Becoming president of the entire University of Missouri system has allowed me to reflect on something I always knew to be true: that all 6 million Missourians, in communities across our state, have a connection to the system.
When police shootings occur, it is vital that the community be satisfied that the use of deadly force will be reviewed by officials who are unbiased and independent. It is also critical that such reviews occur promptly, that the public be informed of the results in a timely manner and that the process by which this occurs has the confidence of the community.
It is difficult to be a mathematics teacher and it gets harder each year. It is not the students, it is not the mathematics courses, it is not the advances in technology, and it is not the changing school demographics. Rather it is the increasing barrage of testing over which classroom teachers have virtually no control.