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By Patrick Ishmael on Dec 05, 2016

On Friday, 41 Action News in Kansas City did an in-depth report on the issue of Right to Work and its prospects for passage in Missouri during the 2017 legislative session.

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By Rex Sinquefield on Oct 27, 2016

The “recovery” of the last seven years remains the worst in postwar American history. Average gross domestic product (GDP) growth since the bottom of the recession in 2009 was barely above 2.1% per year. The average since 1949 is well above 4% per year during the previous 10 expansions.

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By Patrick Ishmael on Oct 26, 2016

On Tuesday, the American Royal Association announced that it would be moving from its longtime home in Kansas City, Missouri's West Bottoms, to Kansas City, Kansas.

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By Andrew B. Wilson on Aug 31, 2016

Everyone knows the expression “stubborn as a mule.” More than a tired cliché, however, that is a doltish misperception, foisted upon us by the least adept of mule-handlers. In the words of a real expert, it is “a classic example of man ascribing stupidity to the beast instead of to himself.”

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By James V. Shuls, Ph.D. on Aug 17, 2016

I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t like recess. As a former elementary school teacher myself, I can tell you that recess is a special time.

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By Michael Highsmith on Aug 15, 2016

One of my favorite books as a child was If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.  “If you give a mouse a cookie,” the story begins, “he’s going to ask for a glass of milk.”  Before long the mouse receives a haircut, a nap complete with a bedtime story, and more.

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By Joseph Miller, Graham Renz on Aug 03, 2016

Mayor Slay and many—but not all—regional leaders are peddling a curious elixir: a $2 billion expansion of MetroLink. The expansion would create a new line running from north Saint Louis County, through downtown, to South County. But what condition is this elixir supposed to treat?

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By Patrick Ishmael on Jul 20, 2016

Imagine you got a nasty cut that needed stitches while you were vacationing in Florida this summer. Apart from putting a damper on your trip, would you be concerned that you wouldn't be able to see a Missouri-licensed doctor? Probably not.

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By James V. Shuls, Ph.D. on Jul 15, 2016

We ask a lot of our public schools. We ask that they not only educate children, but also transport them and feed them. Many provide before- or after-school care for students. We expect schools to serve students regardless of their learning needs.

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By Michael Q. McShane on Jun 21, 2016

Just like school years come and go and spring fades into summer, controversy over how we fund our schools has been a part of our political landscape for what seems like eternity.  Most recently, the Kansas Supreme Court has threatened to keep the state’s schools closed if the legislature does not

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