Colleges and universities hurting for cash can go too far in getting donors to give money for the right to attach a name to a building or other stuff on campus.
What then would be out of bounds? Public trash cans? Trees? Bathrooms and individual stalls?
Sidewalks? Bike racks?
Already … Read More »
Kansas City area residents don’t like the changes proposed for Kansas City International Airport.
Petitions filed Sunday with the city clerk’s office signal a formal challenge to turn the 1972 airport into a one-terminal facility. Generations have grown up with the convenience that the three-terminal KCI system offers, and they … Read More »
The Koch brothers apparently plan to follow Rupert Murdoch’s pattern of buying and controlling the message that the media put out.
Charles and David Koch, billionaires based in Wichita, are exploring a bid to buy the Tribune Co.’s eight newspapers, The New York Times reports. The libertarians, who are radical … Read More »
Gwendolyn Grant dismisses any notion that we’ve entered a post-racial period since the nation elected and re-elected its first African American president.
In the last 50 years, black men and women have gained freedoms and risen to civic and business heights that were once unimaginable. But Grant, president and chief … Read More »
Meat consumers should be alarmed.
More than half of the samples of ground beef, ground turkey and pork chops picked up from supermarkets for testing in 2011 by the federal government contained salmonella, E. coli, campylobacter or some other antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to the report “Superbugs invade American Supermarkets.”
The … Read More »
For safety’s sake, buckling up should be the rule for everyone in vehicles in Kansas City.
Thanks to the City Council’s action this week, it’s now the law. No longer will Kansas City police have to wait until motorists are caught breaking another traffic law for officers to pin drivers … Read More »
The Obama administration was sent into full retreat, cursing the gun lobby for winning the latest effort at gun control.
The National Rifle Association and gun manufacturers, like some banks in the United States, have become too big to fail, and President Barack Obama and other gun control advocates are … Read More »
It’s easy to say that kids shouldn’t play with guns. But a lot of people apparently aren’t getting that memo.
A 6-year-old girl was shot in her lower leg apparently by her 14-year-old cousin in the waiting room of a Mission chiropractic office on Tuesday, The Kansas City Star reports.… Read More »
People traveling northbound on Interstate 35 from Johnson County into downtown Kansas City faced miserable stop-and-go traffic this morning.
Road crews were out making repairs after an unexpected failure of an expansion joint on Tuesday. The gash in the highway before Broadway caused work crews to reduce the flow of … Read More »
The Rev. Ben Scott is right to be concerned over changes in Kansas school standards not doing enough to include the contributions of people of color to this country’s history.
The Kansas State Board of Education approved new history and social studies standards for public schools. They emphasize critical-thinking skills … Read More »
You know it’s spring and the weather has officially turned when the racks on downtown sidewalks bloom again with bicycles for people to rent.
A couple of hundred bicycles with locks and baskets became a downtown novelty last year for people when the weather turned warm. The racks stayed out … Read More »
Northeast Kansas City parks suffer a lot of nighttime abuse.
That includes drug deals, violence and prostitution, The Kansas City Star reports. The parks offer the cover of darkness to suspects and easy escape routes if police in patrol cars do catch on that something untoward is going on.
However, … Read More »
The Republicans are starting to make the right kind of noise, but immigration reform remains no sure bet.
Sen. Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican, was on the news talk show circuit over the weekend, espousing GOP support for a meaningful bipartisan deal. It would mean a path to citizenship for … Read More »
Everyone in the Kansas City area should be saddened over YouthFriends deciding to end its operation on May 31.
The nonprofit organization for 18 years connected thousands of adult volunteers with children in schools throughout the metropolitan area. The children benefited from having caring adults commit at least a day … Read More »
People in the House and Senate are patting themselves on the back for working out a bipartisan proposal to expand background checks for gun buyers.
But what lawmakers have worked out falls short of this country’s needs in holstering gun violence.
The measure that will be debated this week would … Read More »