What happened last week in Midtown Kansas City?

Last week in the Midtown KC Post, voters said hell no to a medical research tax, streetcar routes including one on Main Street moved forward, and plans for new venues in the Uptown Arts district.

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Voters went to the polls last week to decide just one issue, and they overwhelmingly rejected a proposed medical research tax.

And the city charter commission ended its work, recommending the council consider putting three major changes and several lesser measures to vote of the public.

At city hall, the council got a recommendation to move ahead with three additional streetcar routes and to begin building support for an entire streetcar system. Meanwhile, officials honored longtime streetcar advocate Kite Singleton by naming the future streetcar maintenance facility after him.

Police warned Kansas City residents of the dangers of synthetic marijuana, widely available and lucrative for sellers.

The council heard that, with Kansas City in the running to host a Republican convention, other convention bookings are declining here.

We profiled local nonprofit Connecting for Good, on a mission to connect people of all income levels to the Internet.

Also, a new hotel opened on the Plaza, Hamburger Mary’s announces plans to move to the Uptown Theater, and the Uptown Arts Bar prepares to remember JFK. The Midtown KC Post also encouraged everyone to get involved in a push to save the Tivoli Theater from closing, by contributing to a fundraising effort to buy digital equipment.

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