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Editorial : 09.21.17 Respect

On Jan. 17, 1961, the 34th president of the United States delivered his farewell address. In his formal goodbye, Dwight D. Eisenhower said this: “Down the long lane of history yet to be written, America knows that this world of ours, ever growing smaller, must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation …

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Eulogizing Hispanic heritage

  Our annual celebration of contributions, cultures and histories of people or their ancestors who came here from Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Spain is nearly half a century old. On Sept. 17, 1968, Congress sent to then-President Lyndon Johnson House Joint Resolution 1299 to designate the week of Sept. 15 as National Hispanic Heritage Week. That …

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Paying tribute to mothers’ legacy

On Labor Day, the Argentine community in Kansas City, Kan. gathered to mourn and celebrate the life of a woman who knew the value of hard work and instilled it in her seven children. Mourners paid their respects at a visitation on Sept. 4 for Amalia Fernández Murguía. The matriarch of the well-known Murguía family died Aug. 25 at age …

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Labor Day reflection

There’s both good news and bad for metro area minimum wage employees in Kansas City. Earlier this month, 68.3 percent of Kansas City voters approved raising the minimum hourly wage to $10 with incremental increases to $15 by 2022. And last Wednesday, the Kansas City Public Library announced it was raising the minimum starting wage for library employees to $10 …

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Does appointment undermine NFL’s moral authority?

The late, legendary National Football League coach Vince Lombardi for whom the Super Bowl trophy is named once said, “They call it coaching, but it is teaching.” Pro Football Hall of Fame coach, the late Paul Brown for whom the Cincinnati, Ohio sports stadium is named famously said, “A pro coach is a teacher, no matter what.” In July, the …

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Advocates warn of grave consequences

The new AARP Long-Term Services and Supports State Scorecard published in June found that Missouri could do a lot better job meeting the long-term care needs of older adults, people with disabilities and family caregivers. Missouri ranked 27th among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., just slightly better than Kansas, ranked 30th. The report analyzes data in five categories of …

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Smart start

Parents had a timely reminder last weekend of the impending start of school. In Missouri, consumers took advantage of the state’s annual back-to-school tax-free holiday to purchase clothing, computers and school supplies without paying sales tax. The Community Services League in Independence and the Kansas City Public Schools Education Foundation handed out backpacks filled with school supplies to struggling families. …

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Handling a belligerent little bully

Twelve years ago, New York Times journalist William Grimes penned a book review published in the May 18 edition. His critique of Rogue Regime Kim Jong Il and the Looming Threat of North Korea bore a provocative title: “What to Do About a Country That Has a Nuclear Threat and No Use for Rules.” Its author was veteran foreign correspondent, …

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Are America’s food producers in trouble?

America’s farmers and ranchers account for just two percent of the nation’s population, but their impact is enormous. They supply our dairy products, poultry, meat, grains and produce, and through the flow of their products to other countries, they help shrink the U.S. trade deficit in the global marketplace. In 2015, $133.1 billion of agricultural products were exported around the …

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Artes Mágicas: Cáncer 21 de Junio al 22 de Julio

PERSONALIDAD: Su carácter es tranquilo, tiene paciencia, es adaptable para vivir en distintos lugares y trabajos. Es cariñoso, son buenos padres y compañeros. Es hospitalario y ayuda a sus seres queridos. Depende de su Ascendente (para esto debe saber a qué hora nació), para saber su personalidad más exacta. Unos son más celosos, enojones y lentos. Otros son más enérgicos, …

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