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Partly Cloudy
Monday 10%
High 44° / Low 39°
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Partly cloudy. High 44F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 20%
High 48° / Low 36°
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Mostly cloudy early, then afternoon sunshine. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 48F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 10%
High 60° / Low 26°
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Cloudy early with partial sunshine expected late. High around 60F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 10%
High 33° / Low 21°
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Partly cloudy skies. High 33F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
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Friday 50%
High 26° / Low 23°
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Cloudy early with a light wintry mix in the afternoon. High 26F. Winds NE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precip 50%. Snow and ice accumulations less than one inch.
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Saturday 80%
High 30° / Low 26°
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Cloudy with freezing rain expected...becoming light. High around 30F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 80%.
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Sunday 60%
High 35° / Low 28°
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Freezing rain in the morning...changing to rain showers late. High around 35F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precip 60%.

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RaytownOnline endorses Jerome Barnes for State Representative Dist. 28

Mr. Barnes’ 30+ years of service to our community, his résumé, and his positions on issues that are critical to a inner ring suburb make Jerome Barnes the best choice to represent us in Jeff. City.

Mr. Barnes has served our community as a coach, athletic director, umpire, and member of our school board. These positions along with his service as a sergeant in the Army and middle manager in the Postal Service are indicative of leadership, organization, and the ability to work with people from all walks of life

Three differences on the issues stand out.

Jerome Barnes supports public Pre-Kindergarten education and Bill VanBuskirk opposes it.  A major factor in the health of a community is the quality of the schools.  Good schools attract people to live here and we should not deny our educators this important tool to increase the academic and social skills of our students.

Urban renewal is another difference between the two candidates. Mr. VanBuskirk is on record opposing taking grant money to revitalize run-down homes. His voiced opposition was based on the required 25% set-aside for lower income buyers. The reality I see is that if we do not want lower income buyers, we are going to get lower income renters in a large portion of our residences.  Mr. Barnes supports programs that result elimination of blight and raising the percentage of homes in the hands of owners.

The final issue is the minimum wage.  A recent public forum ask the candidates if they supported increasing the minimum wage. Mr. Barnes answered “yes”, Mr. VanBuskirk stated that he did not believe in any minimum wage, that if people need more money they should get a better job.

When it comes to these issues, you may agree with Bill VanBuskirk, and your obvious choice would be to ignore my endorsement of Jerome Barnes. In the interest of full disclosure, Mr. Barnes is a personal friend who has helped RaytownOnline keep the public informed about events and issues concerning the Raytown School District.

Michael N. Downing

editor, owner, reporter, janitor… of RaytownOnline.com


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