<![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 Lawmakers must do more to end the fear of gun violence http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article85853687.html#storylink=rss The mass shooting at the gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., this month makes people fearful

Lawmakers need to do more to prevent mass killings and gun violence

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 12:43:00 CDT

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Xenophobia becomes dangerous new normal in world politics http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/article85633202.html#storylink=rss From Europe to the United States, many politicians are acting the same way

Germany’s rising political party is following in the footsteps of the country’s most dreadful era

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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:00:14 CDT

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Kansas must fix school funding for kids’ sake http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article85319662.html#storylink=rss Gov. Sam Brownback called the special session of the Kansas Legislature to fix the funding formula for public schools

The Kansas Supreme Court is not guilty of overreaching by insisting on legislative action

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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:00:00 CDT

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EPA pushing outdated, costly ethanol fuel http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article85115802.html#storylink=rss Senate Bill 657 would affect Missouri even more, making car owners 100 percent liable

Increased ethanol use drives up cost of feed for livestock, food costs for consumers

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:00:00 CDT

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Federal regulations will hurt payday loan operations in U.S. http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article84455987.html#storylink=rss Payday loan industry speaks out against government action

Small businesses give consumers better option when people face a financial pinch

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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 15:00:00 CDT

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A journalist in love with freedom and his madonna http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article84213262.html#storylink=rss Sabahattin Ali, author of “Madonna in a Fur Coat,” has an inspiring story

The book has sold nearly 1 million copies in the last 10 years

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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:38:33 CDT

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Girl imagines what her dad would be like this Father’s Day http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article83787682.html#storylink=rss Eighth-grader’s essay speaks of the perfect father of her dreams

He must be a physician, which would explain her desire to be a surgeon

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:00:00 CDT

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Restricting conceal, carry on guns makes cities like KC less safe http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article83101442.html#storylink=rss Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon should sign SB 656 into law enabling more people to have guns

Kansas City Mayor Sly James and St. Louis’ Mayor Francis Slay are wrong to oppose conceal and carry

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Sun, 12 Jun 2016 15:00:00 CDT

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The Refugee Team features real 2016 Summer Olympics heroes http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article82799927.html#storylink=rss The International Olympic Committee decided to create a refugee team for the 2016 Summer Olympics

Ten refugee athletes will act as a symbol of refugees throughout the world

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Thu, 09 Jun 2016 14:48:18 CDT

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Being transgender means finding a comfort with oneself http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article82304957.html#storylink=rss A leadership and development summit for transgender and gender nonconforming people will be on July 29-31

The summit is free and is sponsored by LGBT advocacy groups in Kansas City

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Tue, 07 Jun 2016 15:00:00 CDT

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Mass incarceration hurts offenders, children, families http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article81679722.html#storylink=rss Budget cuts always land on correctional institutions

Investing in preschools would reduce the need for prisons

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Sun, 05 Jun 2016 12:24:00 CDT

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Run, the Turks are coming! Campaign of fear spreads in the United Kingdom http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article81477012.html#storylink=rss Opponents of the European Union in the United Kingdom are trying to terrify people by criticizing Turkey

But these concerns are xenophobic — and absurd

The specter of fear is haunting people around the globe

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Thu, 02 Jun 2016 18:47:41 CDT

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What if Prince had a will? Protect your legacy after death http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article80974832.html#storylink=rss Prince’s estate valued at millions of dollars will work its way through the courts because he had no will

Everyday Americans can take steps to ensure that what they accumulated in wealth will be passed on to the rightful people

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Tue, 31 May 2016 15:00:00 CDT

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Unfinished lives remembered on Memorial Day http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article80481337.html#storylink=rss Iraq and Afghanistan are the wars shaping today’s young people

For those who made the ultimate sacrifice, others must dedicate their time to making a difference

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Sun, 29 May 2016 12:09:00 CDT

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Is Turkey still a model country? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article80126867.html#storylink=rss Turkey just 10 years ago appeared to be a model for establishing democracy in a Middle Eastern country

But a lot of things have changed since then, especially in the world of politics

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Thu, 26 May 2016 15:50:18 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article80126867.html
KC praised as leader in U.S. in improving kids’ reading ability http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article79585477.html#storylink=rss Mayor Sly James’ Turn the Page KC initiative wins Pacesetter Award

Program pushes to knock down more barriers to reading proficiency

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Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:00 CDT

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Green energy spurs jobs growth in Midwest, U.S. http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article78917697.html#storylink=rss Kansas, the overall clean jobs number is more than 27,000

In Missouri the number has increased from 40,000 to more than 52,000 in the last year

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Sun, 22 May 2016 15:00:00 CDT

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Why are the British people so angry about Angelina Jolie? http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article78653177.html#storylink=rss The Hollywood star spoke the truth about refugees and isolationism recently

But lots of people don’t want to hear the sad truth

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Thu, 19 May 2016 14:41:21 CDT

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City Hall giveaways to developers hurt Kansas City schools http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article78090217.html#storylink=rss The Grand Reserve Hotel project is slated for a City Council vote

The Traders on Grand development also seeks city help

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Tue, 17 May 2016 13:00:00 CDT

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Uber is a good way to get around, but it comes with problems too http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/article77308587.html#storylink=rss Uber has had problems in Turkey and countries across Europe

I have enjoyed using Uber in Kansas City and meeting friendly drivers

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Thu, 12 May 2016 17:45:01 CDT

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Ban firearms from college campuses, hospitals in Kansas http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article76845847.html#storylink=rss Law to allow more guns on college campuses jeopardizes safety

Guns create a severe public health hazard

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Tue, 10 May 2016 18:27:05 CDT

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Della Lamb helps immigrants earn American dream http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article76190512.html#storylink=rss Syrian family among the latest to be resettled

Immigrant families come to America filled with hope

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Sun, 08 May 2016 15:00:00 CDT

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Some companies boosting pay for low-wage workers http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/readers-opinion/as-i-see-it/article75357502.html#storylink=rss Missouri legislature was wrong in reversing Kansas City Council action

Low wages make is difficult to keep good workers

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Tue, 03 May 2016 13:45:00 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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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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