Recap: Last week in Midtown Kansas City (July 12 – July 19)

untitled-(16-of-18)Last week we brought you Midtown Kansas City stories about the minimum wage fight, development plans on Troost, and the history of Broadway Boulevard.

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At city hall, the city council passed a landmark minimum wage hike after months of discussion. But confusing state laws suggest the issue could wind up in the courts before it is implemented.

The Catholic-diocese sponsored student housing plan for Troost Avenue was back on the city agenda, gaining approval from a council committee after many previous failures.

The governor signed a transportation funding bill that public transit advocates called an important piece of legislation for Kansas City.

The school district’s repurposing office announced community discussions around two more closed schools, Marlborough and Ladd.

Federal officials announced that Kansas City will be part of a demonstration project to close the digital divide.

In our weekly history feature, we looked back at the 3400 block of Broadway.

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