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Editorial :Sexual predation in the workplace

Rosanna Arquette. Jessica Barth. Juanita Broaddrick. Hilarie Burton. Andrea Constand. Leigh Corfman. Kate Davenport. Alice Glass. Tamara Green. Anita Hill. Juliet Huddy. Angelina Jolie. Monica Lewinski. Bernadette Lopez. Gwyneth Paltrow. Aly Raisman. Anthony Rapp. Alicia Sample. Audrey Wauchope. Faith Winter. Julia Wolov. These women survived sexual aggression by rich or powerful men or men in positions of supervisory or disciplinary …

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Complacency & sanctimony hazardous to veterans

Veterans Day is the modern iteration of Armistice Day, instituted in November 1919 to commemorate the end of World War I a year earlier and reflect on “the heroism of those who died in the country’s service.” In 1938, Congress enshrined Nov. 11 as a federal holiday “to honor veterans of World War I.” Then, President Eisenhower and the 83rd …

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Talking point: Medicare for All

The issue of making health care in this country more accessible to more Americans affordably has a torturous modern history. Without the support of congressional Republicans, former President Obama in March 2010 signed into law the Affordable Care Act (ACA). By 2014, all of the law’s major provisions were in force. But last year, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump campaigned …

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When natural disaster strikes

August and September delivered two powerful reminders. Natural disasters are indiscriminate, and they tend to bring out the best in us — ordinary people and the rich and famous. Hurricane Harvey was a Category 4 storm when it hit the Texas Gulf Coast on Aug. 25 and headed east across the Gulf, battering coastal Louisiana. Wind gusts and catastrophic flooding …

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Hotel security vs. hospitality

Lisa Romero-Muniz, a New Mexico mother of three worked as a high school secretary. Angela “Angie” Gomez graduated from a California high school two years ago. Sandy Casey taught special education in California. Jessica Klymchuk from Canada had four children and a career as a school librarian. Adrian Murfitt was a commercial salmon fisherman from Alaska. Sonny Melton, a registered …

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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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