Americans increasingly identify immigrants and refugees not as threats, but as our neighbors. From local business owners to fellow church congregants, we know how much we lose when we push people away.
In my religious tradition, the Lord commanded me to love thy neighbor as I do myself. But I also oppose the president’s request for a wall across the southern border because of the facts about immigration.
Kansas’ 2018 Governor’s Budget Report showed state education funding at 63.2 percent of the general fund budget — out of $6.5 billion, over $4 billion is spent on schools, but student performance is lagging.
Leaders fall over themselves to offer tax incentives to everyone from Amazon to Burns & McDonnell to Cerner while city services are being starved of tax revenue because those companies are no longer paying.
Government accounting works just like your checkbook. You start with a beginning balance, add deposits and deduct payments. If you spend more than you deposited, your ending balance is lower than your beginning balance.
On the day of Missouri’s primary election, a man accosted a MU student journalist while she was interviewing people at the polls. He accused her of being a purveyor of “fake news.” Then he spat at her.
My four siblings and I were devastated to lose our father. Little did we know that we would soon lose our mother. After a hurried and careless investigation, she was arrested and charged with our dad’s murder.
While we agree that those in the White House have abdicated their role as leaders, we recognize that local leaders are the ones best equipped to enact meaningful and expedient solutions to climate change.
Jason Segedy, director of planning and urban development for Akron, Ohio, notes that the problem with economically distressed areas is not inequality. The problem is poverty. Too many residents are equally poor.
In 2015, the Obama EPA put forward a definition that further expanded Washington’s reach into privately owned lands. They claimed it was in the interest of water quality. But it was really about power.
It might be well over a year before Missourians start getting prescriptions for legal medical marijuana filled. But those with employees should start thinking now about how the workplace will be affected.
Both served in World War II and almost died in combat. They were rivals for the GOP nomination for president in 1980 and 1988. ’88 was particularly challenging: The frontrunners shared some harsh words.
We understand the concerns many have expressed, and we are still endeavoring to learn all that we can from John’s death. But we regrettably believe that much of the criticism is based on misunderstanding.
A few powerful lobbyists and politicians are plotting to undermine the will of the people. They might use lawsuits or deceitful legislative action to gut these desperately needed reforms however they can.