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John G. Carney: How do we prepare for the realities of dying?

John G. Carney, president and CEO of the Center for Practical Bioethics in Kansas City, writes: 75 percent of Americans claim that preparing a living will and appointing a health care proxy are critically important. Yet fewer than one-third of us do anything to make it happen.

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Heywood Sanders: Ask harder questions on KC’s convention hotel plan

Heywood Sanders, a professor of public administration at the University of Texas, San Antonio, writes: Before Kansas City’s public and private leadership ties taxpayers to a long-term commitment to a hotel developer, it makes sense to ask what is being promised for Kansas City and how other cities’ investments in hotels and convention centers have fared in recent years.

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Colleen Coble: End the backlog on rape kit testing

Colleen Coble, the chief executive officer for the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, writes: Recently the Joyful Heart Foundation announced that Kansas City has 1,324 untested rape kits in law enforcement evidence storage facilities. Sadly, Kansas City is not alone.

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