Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Guest commentary: On Earth Day, look to science, not ‘belief-based’ policy

Our choices should reflect our priorities. In a democracy, the political dynamic, like market pricing, can be seen as a “rubber meets the road” barometer of the value we set on a concept or ideal. Sometimes, though, the first casualty of political debate is intrinsic value. For instance, the debate about global warming is skewed in political discourse by discounting the intrinsic value of the very planet we inhabit. What’s worse, to the ideological extremists currently in power in the United States, there is no debate at all.

Guest Commentary

W. Randolph Helling: KCI air safety is no accident

Since passage of the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010, there have been no airline accidents with passenger fatalities in the United States. The facts show that by improving training and qualification requirements, our nation has made flying safer.

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White Privilege Conference coming to KC

The 18th White Privilege Conference comes to Kansas City for the first time, and leaders hope for a challenging, but inspiring, experience for everyone. The conference is popular with people whose life passion has been advancing inclusion and economic and social equity for all. The conference runs April 27-30.
Tammy Ljungblad The Kansas City Star
White Privilege Conference coming to KC 3:00

White Privilege Conference coming to KC

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Firefighters contain blaze at apartment complex

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Witness describes standoff and arrest of man accused of killing Casey Eaton

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Man and woman found dead in Wal-Mart parking lot