How is family separation, inflicting life-long psychological trauma, consistent with your Judeo-Christian ethics and welfare when our economy is so dependent on cheap immigrant labor and we are a nation of immigrants?
We call on all Missouri voters this November to vote yes on Proposition B to raise our state minimum wage, and yes on Amendment 1 to make legislators listen to us — not to big money and powerful lobbyists.
There is nothing fiscally responsible about tying public investments to tax receipts. The belief that the issuer of a currency should operate under the same rules as households and businesses is fundamentally misguided.
Currently, the federal poverty level for a single person is $12,140, while for a family of four with two children, it is $25,100. However, research suggests that, on average, an income equal to about two times the federal poverty threshold is needed to meet Americans’ most basic needs — $24,280 for a single person and $50,200 for a family of four.
The auto parts company founded decades ago by my grandfather uses as its logo a shamrock, which was chosen to stand for a company that made its own luck by emphasizing the three values of honesty, integrity and hard work.
Of course almost all of The Star’s panelists think Missouri’s term limits have been unsuccessful. “A disaster,” said one. That’s because from their perspective, term limits have diluted their power of influence.
Through JAG, students are encouraged, empowered and given the tools to unleash their potential by helping them graduate from high school and readying them to move into college, military service or a career
Kansas is at a crossroads, with clear choices between making forward progress or turning back the clock. We can shout into our respective echo chambers, arguing about arbitrary courage, or we can get to work.
People who work, pay taxes and otherwise contribute to the state can be legally fired or denied housing. They can be denied essential services simply for being who they are in the state where they live.
Opioid abuse continues to plague communities throughout the United States. But a new report from the surgeon general puts a spotlight on ways we all can help, from talking about the problem to using naloxone.
Hawley’s campain claims he consulted with religious leaders. I could say the Detroit Lions are the best football team in America after consulting with a few guys in a bar in Detroit, but that would not make it true.
Those who see ethics as separate from the rest of the legislative process — including campaign money, redistricting, lobbyists’ gifts and transparency — probably have spent too much time in the Capitol.
The Kansas oil and gas industry has taken the issue of induced seismicity very seriously. Along with government agencies, we are are devoting significant resources to analyzing seismicit activity and injection wells.
Legal Aid and AltCap have established a loan pool of almost $500,000 to provide short-term, market-rate loans to smaller contractors to rehab abandoned homes. Fewer than 10 individuals provided the seed money.
Everyone involved ended up devoting themselves to many hours of brainstorming and training. But in the final result, all entities involved — and ultimately every resident of Kansas City dependent on a professional and capable firefighting force — reaped the benefits.