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Obesity study should be wake-up call to action

Editorials Obesity is, literally, a large and growing problem across the world, including here at home in America. In what is called the most comprehensive research done on the subject of obesity to date, a new study — in which data was compiled from 1980 to 2015 — published earlier this month in The New England Journal of Medicine reports these troubling statistics: • More than 10... 4:00pm 06/27/17

Improvements needed in air-traffic control

Editorials Americans have heard considerable blowback over President Donald Trump’s proposal to “privatize” the nation’s air-traffic control system. Trump’s plan would put the system under a nonprofit board rather than the Federal Aviation Administration and -- as Trump puts it -- speed the modernization of “an ancient, broken, antiquated, horrible system that doesn’t work.” But here’s... 4:00pm 06/24/17

Doppelganger case is a cautionary tale for all of us

Editorials A Kansas City man served 17 years in prison for a robbery he probably didn’t commit. Richard Anthony Jones can never recover the lost time that should have been spent helping raise his children, working to support his family and simply living as a free man. This is an irreversible affront to justice and fairness, despite a county judge’s decision to vacate the sentence and... 4:00pm 06/22/17

Kids need good jobs

Editorials Parents enduring a summer of bored, misbehaving or depressed adolescents should hear Sen. Ben Sasse and read his book “The Vanishing American Adult.” Through life experience, informal and formal education, Nebraska’s junior senator -- a scholar of Harvard, Oxford and Yale -- learned that happiness requires four key elements, in addition to genetic predisposition: family; a few... 4:00pm 06/21/17

Juneteenth is a day of freedom

Editorials On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, announcing that all persons held as slaves within the rebellious areas are and henceforth shall be free. A political move by Lincoln, the proclamation did not end slavery immediately or in all states, but it served as a rallying cry for Union troops and for blacks to fight on the side of the Union... 4:00pm 06/20/17