<![CDATA[As I See It News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/ en-us Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:08:11 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:08:11 CDT As I See It 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Reopening the Woodlands racetrack a bad move for Wyandotte County http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article73977672.html#storylink=rss Kansas City, Kan., community has enjoyed growth and quality developments

Kansas Legislature and Unified Government should reject efforts to restart dog and horse racing

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 08:00:00 CDT

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Water, sewer line coverage in KC in homeowners’ interest http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article73419827.html#storylink=rss National League of Cities program is administered by Utility Service Partners

Currently more than 12,000 Kansas City families have signed up for the program

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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 07:32:00 CDT

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Freedom of speech is not a laughing matter in Turkey http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article73184167.html#storylink=rss Protected speech in the U.S. open to lawsuits elsewhere

Insulting a foreign head of state could spell trouble in some countries

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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:11:24 CDT

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Missouri lawmakers unfairly targeting state parks system http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article72687892.html#storylink=rss One bill would require the state to sell 4,200 acres along the Eleven Point River

Another measure would allow ATVs up to 5 feet wide and weighing a ton on the Katy Trail

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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:36:45 CDT

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Families shouldn’t avoid end-of-life care conversations http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article71446617.html#storylink=rss National Health Care Decisions Day on Saturday is an opportunity for discussions

No one can predict the future, so the time to talk about health care choices is now

Carol Quiring is the chief executive officer of Saint Luke’s Home Care and Hospice in Kansas City

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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 18:05:09 CDT

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Divine direction helps community heal after tragedy http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article70778282.html#storylink=rss A daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, an aunt, a friend, a business owner, a faithful servant of God shows strength

SevenDays: Make a Ripple, Change the World begins Tuesday in the Kansas City area

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Sun, 10 Apr 2016 10:00:00 CDT

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Civil rights tour of South opens eyes of Kansas City area students http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article70053892.html#storylink=rss Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy and University Academy students visit museums and the Edmund Pettus Bridge

Young people learn from the experiences of civil rights marches

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Tue, 05 Apr 2016 13:31:54 CDT

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How would Donald Trump’s ‘unpredictable’ America reshape the world? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article74528022.html#storylink=rss GOP front-runner Donald Trump laid out contradictory foreign policies Wednesday

While talking about “peace,” he also promised to build a bigger military

In reality, the “unpredictable” America he wants is not a positive idea

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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:30:18 CDT

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Together with Mets fans, we’re blazing a path to American civility http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article68830777.html#storylink=rss Howard Goller, a lifelong fan of the Royals, 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

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Tue, 29 Mar 2016 15:08:04 CDT

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Tim Keck: Osawatomie State Hospital may see changes as it celebrates 150th year http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article68307772.html#storylink=rss Osawatomie State Hospital opened in November 1866

Since then, many generations of Kansans have supported the state hospital, its patients and employees

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Sun, 27 Mar 2016 07:07:00 CDT

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Hannah Becker: Young farmers are essential to ensure future food supply http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article67604692.html#storylink=rss As economists predict future food shortages, the nation should be concerned over a dearth of young farmers

Student loan debt is just one obstacle for younger ag entrepreneurs

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Tue, 22 Mar 2016 17:10:41 CDT

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Sam Weller: 'Fahrenheit 451' forever: a literary classic’s uncanny cultural longevity http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article66235462.html#storylink=rss Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” is a “Big Read” selection at Mid-Continuent Public Library

His biographer reflects on why the little book became a perennial success

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Tue, 15 Mar 2016 17:26:05 CDT

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Jay Dow: Better option missed in action against MU Professor Melissa Click http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article65434637.html#storylink=rss Melissa Click during black student protests last fall contributed to stereotype of university instructors

Professional relationship between staff and students needs to be maintained

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Fri, 11 Mar 2016 11:05:04 CST

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Michael Middleton: University system touches people, boosts economy all over Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article64830302.html#storylink=rss The four Missouri campuses provide the talented workforce that is critical to the state’s employers

The Kansas City campus makes important strides in health sciences, bioscience research and other fields.

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Tue, 08 Mar 2016 16:54:57 CST

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Rick L. Armstrong and W. Terrence Kilroy: Independent reviews ensure integrity after police shootings http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article63430552.html#storylink=rss Police shootings must prompt unbiased and independent reviews

Current system ensures a culture of honesty, integrity and accountability

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Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:49:56 CST

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Robert Day: Why Bernie Sanders is no Eugene McCarthy http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article62764407.html#storylink=rss Sold on Eugene McCarthy’s idea to end the war

But wary of Bernie Sanders’ promises to young voters

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Fri, 26 Feb 2016 17:24:16 CST

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Azani S. Fitten: In Europe, being an American counts more than skin color http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article62031887.html#storylink=rss Studying abroad opens eyes of UMKC student

Ancestors’ country of origin mostly lost for African Americans

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Tue, 23 Feb 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Robert Reys: Too much testing, too little control for math teachers http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article60714611.html#storylink=rss Teaching math gets harder each year, especially in Missouri, because of mandated tests

Testing companies win, but students and teachers lose

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Tue, 16 Feb 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Glenn North: ‘How to Mourn a Brown Boy,’ a poem http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article60145561.html#storylink=rss Glenn North, a Kansas City writer, delivered a poem recently in honor of Rosilyn Temple

Temple is the mother of a murder victim and the founder of the anti-violence organization KC Mothers in Charge

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Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:48:16 CST

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Don Loncasty: Once again for the Kansas City Chorale, the thrill of the Grammys http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article59342848.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Chorale, a 24-voice professional chorus, is heading back to Los Angeles for the Grammys

There’s the thrill of the crowd, the thrill of winning and the thrill of representing our city

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Tue, 09 Feb 2016 14:29:58 CST

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Gov. Sam Brownback: The facts are clear on the Kansas economy http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article58695033.html#storylink=rss The Kansas economy is far better off than it was before

A record number of Kansans are working today

The recent changes in Kansas income tax policy deserve substantial credit

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Fri, 05 Feb 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Eric Rosen: Real life horrors link past and present and echo ‘never again’ http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article57982033.html#storylink=rss An act of anti-Semitic gun violence in Overland Park led to a stage revival of “The Diary of Anne Frank”

Our own present is unfortunately resonant with the brief moment of Anne Frank’s life

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Tue, 02 Feb 2016 15:58:20 CST

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Steve Howe: A juvenile justice bill in Kansas has big problems http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article57389028.html#storylink=rss Prospective legislation in Kansas is opposed by prosecutors and police

It would limit the ability to move violent juvenile offenders to adult court

It would reduce sentences for serious crimes

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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Steve Corbin: Don’t be hoodwinked by Iowa’s Feb. 1 presidential caucus http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article56658703.html#storylink=rss Many people question whether Iowa deserves to be first in the presidential selection process

Voter participation rates should determine the order of state primaries and caucuses

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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:22:49 CST

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Rebecca Haessig: Kansas City district should decentralize and set the schools free http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article55509550.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City district’s new master plan doesn’t go far enough to save its schools

Decision making should be transferred from the central office to individual schools

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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:35:07 CST

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Andrew Johnson: Kansas City’s own Steven Avery is still in prison http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article54973530.html#storylink=rss The Netflix series “Making a Murderer” raises questions about the justice system

Kansas City has witnessed a case that has echoes of that series

Bryan Sheppard, convicted in the killing of six KC firefighters, remains in prison while other suspects have never been charged

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Sun, 17 Jan 2016 08:00:00 CST

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Kristin Wing: Mentoring welfare recipients offers insight into poverty http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article54338070.html#storylink=rss Domestic violence, homelessness for families with children are among the challenges

Bad check writing issues also become difficult problems

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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 16:15:47 CST

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Rev. Cynthia Meyer: Time to end LGBTQ discrimination in Methodist church http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article53192460.html#storylink=rss United Methodist Church’s General Conference in May will consider same-sex marriage

The church has lost countless members and leaders by not valuing sacred worth in all

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Mon, 04 Jan 2016 09:00:00 CST

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Andrew B. Wilson: St. Louis football stadium deal is bad for Missouri http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article52618155.html#storylink=rss Frederic Bastiat, the great 19th century economist, calls it “legal plunder”

Stadium cost of keeping Rams is too high

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Thu, 31 Dec 2015 23:52:38 CST

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Michael Rowland: My brother posed a danger, but he could still legally purchase guns http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article52084545.html#storylink=rss Brother had spent a year in VA mental hospital

But he could still purchase guns legally

Don’t blame politicians for not achieving the impossible

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Tue, 29 Dec 2015 14:10:26 CST

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