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Elizabeth Alex: Help save lives on World Toilet Day

Elizabeth Alex, a traveler, storyteller and speaker with Unbound, an international humanitarian organization, writes: For 2.5 billion people packed into the poorest places on Earth, “restrooms” are train tracks, gutters, waterways or patches of grass. There is nothing restful about it. The United Nations has designated Nov. 19 as World Toilet Day.

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Sen. Pat Roberts: The message from Kansas voters was loud and clear

“Kansas stood up and said enough,” Pat Roberts, a Kansas Republican, writes of last week’s midterm elections, in which he won another term in the U.S. Senate. “Enough of the status quo, enough of the gridlock, enough of the president’s ‘pen and phone,’ enough of the autocratic and unconstitutional march toward a bigger, more intrusive federal government.”

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Michael Hagedorn: The extraordinary Phil Kirk built a better Kansas City

Michael Hagedorn, the chairman of the Downtown Council of Kansas City and the president and CEO of UMB Bank, writes: “At a time when it was easier to develop suburban green fields, Phil Kirk turned his attention to the seemingly insurmountable task of rebuilding the city center. He spoke of cities and their buildings as having souls. To him, their decline was a tragedy that needed to be righted.”

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