February 9, 2016

OUR VIEW: KCMO schools forced to experiment with school choice

As disastrous as the Kansas City, Mo. School District shuffle could be, good may come of it yet. The district just across the river lost its accreditation New Year’s Day. A Missouri state statute stipulates that no child can be forced to attend an unaccredited school. A flood of students is expected to flee to Continue Reading

OPINION: State’s business-poaching practices clown-shoes crazy

There’s something to be said for Kansas City, Mo. Mayor Mark Funkhouser’s ire. The embattled mayor, who faces re-election soon, blasted the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce during a press conference last week for its support of the PEAK program. Funkhouser said the program – Promoting Employment Across Kansas – poaches employment from Kansas Continue Reading

EDITORIAL: KCPL district situation sounds awfully familiar

In what is becoming a near daily occurrence, another city is finding that letting millions of dollars in bonds for economic development projects might not be in the best interests of its citizenry.

Our View editorial: KC biggest loser if Big 12 dies

The University of Kansas and Kansas State University aren’t the only entities that will suffer if the Big 12 withers on the vine. Kansas City is set to lose a chunk of change as well. Kansas City, Mo. banked a lot when it opted to build the Sprint Center and adjacent Power and Light District Continue Reading