Recap: Last week in Midtown Kansas City (July 28-Aug.3)


Last week we brought you Midtown Kansas City stories about President Obama’s visit, the historic Plaza Westport neighborhood, and the future of Westport High School.

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President Obama came to Midtown last week for a speech on the economy at the Uptown Theater. We talked to some of the folks who lined up to get tickets and reported on what the president had to say to a Kansas City audience.

From city hall, we reported that life expectancy varies by neighborhoods, with people in some parts of town living an average of 13 years longer. The city also announced a new program aimed at boosting northeast neighborhoods.

And the school district set a date for additional discussion of the future of Westport High School now that it looks like a charter high school is not an option for that site.

Our bike sharing survey continues, as we ask whether rental bikes could be a low-cost commuting option for Midtowners.

Our history spotlight last week took us to the Plaza Westport neighborhood, an area built up as a working class neighborhood and home to freed slaves.

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