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Sat November 9, 2013
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The Chiefs made it nine in a row. Kansas City won a big convention. And Jackson County turned down the idea of a sales tax for medical research. Those are some of the stories we revisit on KCUR's Saturday News Review.
Sales tax proposals soundly defeated
Eighty-four percent of Jackson Countians who voted Tuesday voted against a half-cent sales tax for medical research.
The “vote no” campaign on the Jackson County tax measure was so strong that Mayor Cannon Ross said it also defeated a Blue Springs sales tax measure for a community center and parks projects.
Clay County rejects government overhaul
For the fourth time in recent years, Clay County voters turned down a change to a less partisan form of county government, even though they had voted for forming the commission that proposed it.
Property tax for Liberty schools passes
Liberty school district voters approved a property tax increase for schools. It passed fairly comfortably with 58 percent of the vote.
Missourians want more than MoDOT can afford
Missouri transportation officials said declining tax revenues will only pay for about a fourth of the road and bridge projects Missourians want over the next 20 or so years. Revenues from both federal assistance and state gasoline taxes have been diminishing.
VFW picks hometown Kansas City for 2018 convention
Kansas City landed the 2018 VFW National Convention – with an expected attendance of 10,000. Convention officials say that will pump $6 million into the local economy,
Harley-Davidson to build two new models in KC
Harley-Davidson announced that it will build two new street bike models at its Kansas City plant, but didn't forecast whether that means more jobs.
Chiefs undefeated, now 9 and 0
The Chiefs continued their perfect season start to 9 games, still largely on the strength of the defense and, said Coach Andy Reid, the closeness of the team. The Chiefs play Denver Sunday.
Sporting moves to championships round 2
Sporting Kansas City was continued on course for the Eastern Conference Championship. The next round is a home game here November 23.
Kansas City charter school investigated for attendance fraud
Missouri's state auditor agreed to review records at struggling Kansas City charter school Hope Academy. Department of Education staff reported evidence of attendance reporting fraud at the school.
KC traffic-cam program on hold after court decision
Kansas City put its red-light camera program on hold after a Missouri appeals court found a similar one illegal. The final decision is likely to come from the state Supreme Court.
Skelton funeral held in Lexington
Funeral services were held in Lexington for long-time Missouri Congressman Ike Skelton.
Skelton, 81, died of complications from pneumonia.