As I See It

As I See It

Budget cuts shortchange mental health services

Please help. People hear that the state has cut the budget for mental health by 35 percent since 2009, but they have no idea what it really means. They are thinking that they don’t want to pay any more taxes. Or, that they don’t want their own pet concern (schools, city services, etc.) shortchanged in the budget wars.

As I See It

Police officers are brave public servants for the community

Earlier this month when hate and fear took the lives of two black men and five public servants, I called one of my wisest friends because I needed help. I needed help finding balance between a hunger for my friends in the African American community to feel safe and a hunger to sleep through the night, while my husband wears a badge increasingly viewed as a bull’s-eye in this country.

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After a deadly failed coup, Turkey’s future is still vague

More than 260 people died during the coup attempt in Turkey last weekend. There is still a lot of uncertainty about who led the coup and how it ultimately failed. There have been several coups in Turkish history. But the latest one was 36 years ago, and recently most people had come to believe that the era of coups was over in Turkey. Friday night, it seemed that those dark memories were back.

Videos

Three sets of twins bring a joyous challenge to KCK mother

Danesha Couch, a 20-year-old KCK resident gave birth to three sets of twins in 26 months. Couch talks about her unique and challenging journey as a mom.
Shelly Yang The Kansas City Star
Three sets of twins bring a joyous challenge to KCK mother 2:52

Three sets of twins bring a joyous challenge to KCK mother

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Warm-water exercise class helps keep seniors limber

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Car wrecks into Revolution Records in Kansas City

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he's been working on education issues 1:05

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he's been working on education issues