St. Luke's Hospital http://kcur.org en Legislators Question Jackson County Sales Tax Backers http://kcur.org/post/legislators-question-jackson-county-sales-tax-backers <p></p><p>A first public hearing before the Jackson County Legislature on a proposed sales tax for medical research drew no outright opposition. &nbsp;<br><br>Legislators do have a hefty array of questions about costs and benefits.</p><p></p><p><br>If sent to and approved by Jackson County voters, the half cent sales tax is estimated to generate about $40 million a year for what has been termed "Translational Medical Research."</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 08:54:55 +0000 Dan Verbeck 42232 at http://kcur.org Legislators Question Jackson County Sales Tax Backers Helping The Homeless One Ride At A Time http://kcur.org/post/helping-homeless-one-ride-time <p>More than 10,000 people are now homeless in the Kansas City area. Finding a way to get around to appointments or to shelters can mean the difference between breaking the cycle of homelessness and winding back up on the streets, in crisis. The challenge has added strain to area emergency rooms and the community at large. Kar Woo drives it between hospitals, domestic violence shelters, schools, bridges, treatment centers, and even jails, helping people who are homeless.</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 14:24:18 +0000 Elana Gordon 8499 at http://kcur.org Helping The Homeless One Ride At A Time