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Voters to deal with another Clay Chastain rail plan

A city council committee on Wednesday advanced yet another Clay Chastain light rail plan that will likely go to voters. The plan may be illegal but it is not unconstitutional on its face, so a court will not stop the effort to put it on the ...
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City seeks comments on changes to ride sharing ordinance

If you have an interest in ride sharing technology like Uber, the city wants your input into suggested changes to the Safe Ride ordinance, which regulates Transportation Network Companies. The city says the idea is to improve public safety ...
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City wants entrepreneurs to test ideas for improved services

The city says it is looking for partners with innovative ideas for improving city services, creating new jobs, and attracting top talent. Mayor Sly James has put out the call for entrepreneurs to participate in the 2016 Innovation Partnership ...
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Compromise reached on 18th and Vine

The city council has shaped a compromise for improvements at the 18th and Vine Jazz District. A new ordinance on an eventual $27.6 million in projects surfaced Tuesday at a council work session. The ordinance is expected to go to the full council ...

Jazz district vote postponed

A divided city council on Thursday delayed a vote on $27.6 million for upgrades at the 18th and Vine District. Councilman Jermaine Reed, its main proponent, asked for a delay until next week to try to reach agreement. Mayor Sly James, who was ...
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Monday is a trash holiday; amnesty day coming up

Remember that city offices, including the 311 Call Center, will be closed on Monday, July 4. The city with not pick up trash and recycling that day, and says regular pickup times will be delayed one day for the remainder of the week. For example, ...
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Jackson County names first woman and first Hispanic corrections department captain

Nilda Serrano. Courtesy Jackson County. A Hispanic woman has broken another barrier in Jackson County. Nilda Serrano has become the first woman, and the first Hispanic, to be promoted to captain within the county corrections department. She ...

KC woman who cheated IRS off to prison

Pay taxes or gamble, in more ways than one? The woman who owned Carlisle’s “Garden of Peace” avoided almost $400,000 in taxes – and gambled heavily – while caring for mentally and physically handicapped group home residents. A ...
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Redoing historic 18th and Vine sounds great, say council members, but …

File photo. Announcement of proposal to upgrade 18th and Vine area in April. City Manager Troy Schulte explained the plan as council members Quenton Lucas and Alissia Canaday looked on. A proposal to spend $27.6 million to upgrade 18th and Vine ...
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Are you celebrating “Milkweed for Monarchs” day?

Photo courtesy Kenneth Dwain Harrelson. It is officially “Milkweed for Monarchs day” in Kansas City, according to a mayoral proclamation this morning. “Monarch butterflies breed in Kansas City, and we’re in the critical path on ...