Kansas City, MO – A new Wizards soccer stadium and Cerner Corporation office park is closer to becoming reality with an offer from the Kansas Commerce Secretary . It adds up to nearly $230 million in incentives.
After nearly two years of debate Kansas City, Missouri has changed its rules for establishments that serve liquor by the drink. And one places things could change is on the city's college campuses.
Kansas City, MO – Wyandotte County is slated to receive more than $3 million in federal stimulus funding to support the redevelopment of abandoned or foreclosed homes. The Argentine Neighborhood Development Association hopes to use $800,000 of that amount to improve housing in its area. But the head of that organization is also a Unified Government Commissioner and some other commissioners are concerned that it might be a conflict of interest.
Kansas City, MO – In the first six months of this year, foreclosures in Kansas City marked a decline, even while the national numbers continued to rise. But in that time period, according to RealtyTrac, one out of every 122 area homes were in some stage of foreclosure. And in a few neighborhoods, those statistics are much higher. For local families facing foreclosure, the mortgage crisis is personal - destroying the middle class dream of home ownership. KCUR's Sylvia Maria Gross talked to one such family in the Blue Hills neighborhood.
Kansas City, Mo.(2008-12-31) – A Missouri appeals court has ruled that a Johnson County Kansas-based payday lender cannot prevent customers from filing class-action lawsuits over its lending practises. In Kansas City, Missouri property crimes dropped in number in 2008. Not so, homicides. Those stories and more from KCUR's Dan Verbeck.
Kansas City, MO – Congress mulled over the proposed 700 billion dollar bailout this week. Here in Kansas City people were taking their own look at plan and how it would affect their pocketbooks. KCUR's Maria Carter first stopped at City Market to gather people's thoughts about the financial crisis.
It's just after daybreak here at city market and vendors have setup selling everything from peaches to peppers and other produce. Customers are just starting to trickle in but Roy McFarland says he's seen a change in how they shop.
Kansas City, MO – Kansas City voters are being asked to extend a 3/8th cent sales tax for the bus system. The current tax brings in some 23 million dollars a year and will expire in March of next year. Supporters say the 15 year extension is crucial to keeping the bus system running, but some critics say transit officials need to come up with a combined light rail and bus plan to take to voters. KCUR's Maria Carter reports.
KANSAS CITY, MO – The Kansas City Missouri City Council has until Thursday to hammer out the coming year's budget. With the slowdown in the national economy, and a recent downgrading of the city's financial status, city council members are preparing to make decisions that will upset people.
Council axes Chastain light plan, promises a replacement. Chastain says lawsuit on behalf of voters is forthcoming. Kansas City sales tax for infrastructure wins renewal. Voters in KC. Independence districts approve 7-school reaffiliation. TIF commission recommends $270-million break for soccer-commercial complex. Neighborhood groups still disagree on new Red Bridge.
Civil verdict of $10.9 million in Phelps funeral-picketing case. COMBAT drug program works, needs better organization, says committee. Audit says KC School District needs better financial controls. Kansas City revises its minority-and women-owned business program. Johnson County breaks ground on 555-bed jail expansion. Kansas Health Authority calls for subsidies, children's coverage, tobacco tax. No verdict yet in Shields-Cardarella mortgage fraud trial.
Funkhouser sticks with park board appointee despite furor. Council committee gives green light to red-light cam bidding. Amid officer shootings police may return to two-in-a-car partnering. Kline addresses abortion foes' convention in Kansas City. Wyandotte County prepares for gaming election.
Funkhouser edges Brooks in K.C. Mayoral election. Nine new faces on Council, McFadden-Weaver out. Council approves Crossroads arts area tax breaks. K.C. panhandling ordinance bows to street performers. Sebelius will sign new Kansas casinos and slots bill. Wyandotte County prepares gaming ordinance. Kansas House enters Tiller abortion controversy. Page to lead KU Hospital, pact with med school imminent.
Kansas City, MO – Moderates gain in Kansas Board of Ed races. Conservative senator Barnett will face Sebeliuis. Praeger, Thornburg repel conservative challenges. Chuck Ahner to run against Dennis Moore. Second suit alleges MO photo-ID law unconstitutional. Council argues, passes Bartle art project. Inductees announced for College Hoops Hall.
Kansas City, Missouri – Mandy Brown felt her 14-year old daughter's murder was a senseless act of violence. In the intervening 25 years, she has become increasingly concerned about the lack of responsibility and self-respect among black youth.
So when she heard Bill Cosby was sponsoring town hall meetings, called "Call Out's," in which he brought counselors and other experts together with community members, she started trying to get Cosby's people to bring a "Call Out" to Kansas City.
Kansas City, MO – Top Stories of the Week Photo ID, No Straight Tickets for Missouri Voters. Kansas Passes School Finance Plan. Commission Complaint Against Justice Nuss. Jessica's Laws in Kansas, Missouri. Missouri Legislators Lift Contribution Caps.