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Barbara Shelly


Barbara Shelly is a veteran journalist based in Kansas City, Missouri. She has been an opinion columnist, metro columnist, editor and reporter for The Kansas City Star and is currently a contributing editor and writer for news outlets in Kansas City.

Barbara specializes in writing about Kansas and Missouri state governments, schools and colleges and health care.

Her interests include bikes, biographies, piano, people, family, friends, cats and kids. Her favorite pursuits are travel and hanging out on her front porch in Kansas City’s Waldo neighborhood.