Will Mr. Grumpy Pants who wrote the letter to the editor complaining about the wall-to-wall coverage of the Chiefs in the Kansas City media go back to living under a rock? (12A) Or maybe we found the only Eagles fan who lives in Liberty.
My complaint is that there isn’t Enough coverage. This team is one for the ages. The Chiefs bring everything from entertainment, to class, to massive amounts of revenue to our beloved city and fans around the world. Kansas City finally has a Michael Jordan-style player and a team that consistently wins, on the world’s largest sports stage with over 100 million spectators.
This should be celebrated for years to come. Patrick Mahomes is a once-in-a-lifetime talent in the biggest sport in the United States, and he’s here in our town. Enjoy and embrace it, KC.
And let’s be honest, there really isn’t much to celebrate in this world of COVID-19, spy balloons, earthquakes, and two parties in government that will never agree on anything.
Finally, some Well news worth celebrating, and it’s right here in Kansas City.
– Joe DeMarco Earth Park
Isn’t that obvious? MVP: Patrick most valuable.
– Robert Rouen Blue Sources
Here’s the headline that runs across several national and international news websites: “Missouri Votes Against Ban on Children Carrying Guns in Public.”
Isn’t it heartwarming to know that our lawmakers are preserving our image of Second Amendment heaven, even if that means tolerating kids with guns in the open?
-Brian Casey Kansas City
If the last few years have taught us anything, it’s that mental health matters, including children. From infancy to adolescence, approximately 20 million young people are diagnosed with mental illness. Depression and anxiety, among the most diagnosed mental health conditions in children, have been on the rise in recent years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Children’s mental health is of the utmost importance to the growth of our young people. As a music therapist, I know that mental health affects every part of children’s lives, including their physical and emotional health, success in school and work, and socializing with others. For children to receive effective and efficient mental health care, communication between their caregivers and other care providers (such as teachers and coaches) must be frequent and clear.
Some signs that children may need evaluation and treatment:
Sleeping too much or too little or having frequent nightmares.
Academic difficulties or drop in grades.
Talk often about fears or worries.
Complaints of frequent stomach pain or headache with no known medical cause.
Lost interest in activities you typically enjoy.
Our children matter. If we believe they are the future, we need to make sure their future prioritizes mental health.
– Shelby Polasik Kansas City
Are you angry now?
Recently, I listened to a news program interview with Senator Marco Rubio, who mocked the negligence and irresponsibility he thought President Joe Biden displayed in failing to act quickly when alerted to the Chinese surveillance balloon over the American airspace. (Feb. 16, 2A, “China threatens US entities over balloon downing”)
My mind went to another recent incident where the lives of Americans were at stake. Our Vice President and Speaker of the House was being hunted down. The policemen were being beaten. And while all of this was unfolding, our then president took absolutely no action to stop the violence. He looked. He did nothing for hours.
I don’t remember Marco Rubio or many other Republican politicians saying they were annoyed by that lack of action. Partisan politics at its best.
-Marjorie Livingston Earth Park