What happened last week in Midtown Kansas City?

Last week in Midtown Kansas City,  a Hyde Park home gets saved, recommendations on changing council districts, and debate over a medical tax. These are some of the stories we covered. 

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A new city program allowed a 110-year-old Hyde Park home to be rescued from ruin, refurbished and put on the market. And we looked back at a nearby landmark, the historic Jones Store at 31st and Troost.

At city hall, the charter review commission on Monday voted to recommend electing all city council members from within smaller districts and that the city go to a stronger mayor form of government. The mayor also said that, in light of the school district’s continued unaccredited status, he wants to refocus on education as a priority.

The Jackson County prosecutor took on the role as special prosecutor in a controversial rape case in Maryville, Missouri. With a vote looming in November, the debate over a tax for medical research continued

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