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Clear
Wednesday 10%
High 38° / Low 22°
Clear
A few clouds. Lows overnight in the low 20s.
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 10%
High 44° / Low 29°
Partly Cloudy
Mostly cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High 44F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Friday 20%
High 43° / Low 36°
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 43F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.
Snow
Saturday 100%
High 43° / Low 27°
Snow
Thunderstorms in the morning, mainly cloudy in the afternoon with periods of rain or snow. Thunder possible. High 43F. E winds shifting to NNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%.
Clear
Sunday 0%
High 38° / Low 21°
Clear
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 38F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 0%
High 37° / Low 30°
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 37F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph.
Mostly Cloudy
Tuesday 0%
High 38° / Low 20°
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 38F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.

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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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