File photo. Construction in preparation for the downtown streetcar route.

Mayor to keep on track for streetcar lines

File photo. Construction in preparation for the downtown streetcar route. Mayor Sly James said today the city will keep trying to find a way to extend the downtown streetcar line. “The downtown starter line is a success and it remains our ...
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Election schedule for today

Polls open at 6 a.m. today and close at 7 p.m. Find your poll location  See what’s on the ballot More information from the board of elections  
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Much to vote on and much at stake

There is much for Missouri voters to decide Tuesday, ranging from the future of streetcars in the city to a state sales tax for highway repairs and transportation. Voters in Midtown and a large section of Kansas City south of the river will ...
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Voters approve charter changes, elect new school board members

Kansas City voters approved all five ballot issues at the polls yesterday. They also elected two new at-large school board members in races that drew added attention because of the recent controversy over the sale of Westport High School. According ...
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April 8 election primer: School board elections

You have a week to get up to speed on school and special election issues before its time to vote on April 8. Yesterday, we outlined the city issues on the ballot. Today, here’s a list of the candidates for school board and community college ...
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April 8 election primer: City issues

You have a week to get up to speed on school and special election issues before its time to vote on April 8. Today, we outline the city issues on the ballot. Tomorrow, we’ll outline the school board elections. (See the links at the end of ...
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What’s behind the water bonds on the April 8 ballot?

On the April 8 City ballot, residents will be asked to authorize $500 million worth of revenue bonds to upgrade the city’s water system. According to supporters, the revenue would “ensure affordable, clean and safe drinking water for all.“ The ...
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A city baseball legend enters politics

Former Royals star Frank White announced today he is running for the Jackson County Legislature. Surrounded by family and supporters, he spoke to media outside a house at 2912 Olive St. It is next door to where he grew up in the Key Coalition ...

School board candidates set to address community forums

You have a number of chances to hear from the candidates for the Kansas City School Board this month and next. A variety of community groups will host forums in February and March for candidates. Three seats will be contested in the April 2014 ...
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Voters overwhelmingly reject medical research tax

Voters by a 5-to-1 ratio voted against a half-cent sales tax to fund translational medical research Tuesday. When the ballots were counted, the tax failed with 84 percent of those who voted rejecting it. Read more in the Kansas City Star We ...