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7:18 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Kansas City Council Approves More Streetcar Funding

An Ameritram streetcar visited Kansas City's Union Station last year. A similar vehicle would be used on Kansas City's proposed streetcar system
KCTRANSIT.com

The Kansas City city council approved about $2 million in spending on a proposed downtown streetcar line Thursday, declaring that enthusiasm has not been dampened by failure to get a $25 million federal grant.

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Government
2:02 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Big Incentives For Big Kansas City Development Projects

The Proposed Power and Light District Tower
Humphreys Partners Rendering

Big incentives for two Kansas City development projects cleared the city council's economic development committee Wednesday.

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Government
1:43 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Council Moves Toward Phasing Out Kemper Arena

Kemper Arena: eclipsed by the new downtown Sprint Center
bizjournals.com

Kansas City took steps toward throwing in the towel on money-losing Kemper Arena Wednesday. A committee approved plans to release Anschutz Entertainment from its contract to manage the aging arena.

The Planning Zoning and Economic Development Committee voted unanimously to terminate AEG's contract six months before the year-end renewal date.

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Technology
10:45 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Kansas City Launches Text Alert Service

U R under a boil order :(
Ikhlasul Amal flickr

Monday marked the launch of the City of Kansas City, Mo.'s new community notification service. Called Nixle, the service will provide neighborhood-specific information down to the 1/4-mile via emails and text messages.

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Government
1:12 am
Fri June 15, 2012

KCI Airport Plans Could Change

Kansas City International Airport. The three terminals are to be replaced by a single one.
KC Aviation Department

The Kansas City city council heard a report on possible money-saving changes to plans for a new terminal at KCI airport Thursday.

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Headlines
10:13 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, June 14, 2012

Kansas City Council looks at changes to billboard regulations, and a new scam hits Missouri cell phones.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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Government
1:00 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Condemnations Pend For Police Campus Propertry Holdouts

Wikimedia Commons

A Kansas City city council committee is talking tougher on property at the site of the new East Patrol police campus between Brooklyn and Prospect off of 27th Street.

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Government
1:36 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Kansas City Plans More Red Light Cameras

File photo

Kansas City police say their most recent analysis shows that red light cameras are reducing accidents. And based on that data, they plan to add more of the cameras.

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Headlines
8:32 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Friday, June 1, 2012

A first look at the proposed budget for Johnson County shows no property tax increase.  Ameristar Casino is looking to raise the sales tax on its customers and use the money for improvements.  That and more news from KCUR.

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City Hall
5:47 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Residents Facing Eviction Lead Effort To Recall Councilman

East side residents who will be displaced by a new police development are collecting signatures to recall 3rd District Councilman Jermaine Reed

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Headlines
8:12 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Friday, May 25, 2012

Kansas City voters will decide two measures in August.  It’s increasingly difficult for mid-sized farms to compete against both large and small farmers.  It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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Headlines
8:18 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, May 24, 2012

Police ask council to include daylight hours in prowling ordinance.  Tom Watson and other atlhetes are playing later in life.  A daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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Government
12:14 am
Fri May 4, 2012

Revised Kansas City Truancy Ordinance Passes

Kansas City, Missouri has a truancy ordinance as of Thursday afternoon, but it doesn't portend to change the daytime curfew policy.

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KCMO City Hall
11:34 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

KC Revenue Commission: 'Keep E-Tax, Raise Sales And Property Taxes'

The earnings tax will stay and sales and property taxes will increase if a mayoral commission on municipal revenue gets its way.

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Government
2:32 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

Kansas City Now Boasts Highest Water Rates In Metro

Flickr user Clearly Ambiguous Creative Commons

As of May 1, 2012, Kansas City, Mo. residents can expect higher rates on water usage and wastewater (sanitary sewer) services.

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Vacant Homes In KC
11:10 am
Tue May 1, 2012

City Officials Banking On Vacant Homes To Help Neighborhoods

David Park is director of Kansas City's Department of Neighborhood and Community Services.
Sylvia Maria Gross KCUR

The foreclosure crisis hit some of Kansas City 's neighborhoods hard, particularly neighborhoods that were already struggling with crime, disinvestment and people moving out.

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Headlines
8:28 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Friday, April 27, 2012

A Kansas Senate committee has introduced a gaming bill that could help reopen some dog and horse racing tracks.
tpower1978 flickr

The Kansas City Council approved a pension deal for MAST employees.  A Kansas Senate committee introduced a bill that could help some dog and horse race tracks reopen.  That and more news from KCUR.

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Government
6:56 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Council Approves MAST Pensions

Steve Bell KCUR

Kansas City, Missouri finally has a pension deal with MAST ambulance employees. Or more accurately, two pension deals.  And an overall contract deal is in the works with Firefighters Local 42, but not official yet.

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KCMO City Hall
9:51 am
Mon April 23, 2012

KC Begins Enforcing Illegal Signs Policy

Kansas City residents and businesses are being warned to remove any signs they've posted in public right-of-ways or on utility poles.

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Headlines
7:31 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Friday, April 20, 2012

The Kansas City, Mo. Council revives a truancy curfew measure.  A Kansas City teen is charged with texting while driving in a fatal accident.  That and more news from KCUR.

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Government
12:27 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Truancy Curfew Plan Revived

Kansas City councilman Scott Wagner forced a proposed truancy curfew out of limbo yesterday.  The council is now scheduled to vote on it in two weeks.

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Headlines
8:33 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Kansas City Council delays voting on a daytime curfew.  MoDOT considers expanding rail service. Missouri Senators battle over education funding.  That and more news from KCUR.

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Government
12:50 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Daytime Curfew Stalls Again

Former mayor pro-tem Alvin Brooks urges a council group to approve a daytime curfew.
KCCG Channel 2 video frame

Wednesday saw still another debate in city council chambers on a proposal for having police pick up kids who skip school and fining their parents.

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Headlines
8:48 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Friday, April 13, 2012

Public hearings on NBAF start in Washington, D.C.  The city council approves a new development deal for the Antioch Shopping Center.  These stories and more from KCUR in a daily digest of headlines.

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Government
12:48 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Council Goes For New Antioch Development

The Antioch Center sign: a Northland fixture since 1956
City of Kansas City, MO

A nearly $60 million plan to revive the old Antioch Shopping Center in the Northland moved ahead Thursday, as the city council approved a deal to partner with developers.

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Government
12:44 am
Fri April 6, 2012

Council Says 'No' To No-Nukes Vote

After hours of hearings and the threat of a lawsuit, the Kansas City city council voted yesterday to not send the revised version of a group's latest anti-nuclear weapons initiative to a public vote.

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Headlines
8:13 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Thursday, April 5, 2012

Council discusses how to deal with illegal signs and Missouri Congressmembers discuss hte possibility of base closings.  It's a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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KCMO City Hall
1:14 am
Thu April 5, 2012

Council Declares War On Illegal Signs

"The Sign Bandit" displays signs he says were posted illegally in his neighborhood.
KCCG Channel 2 video frame

While one Kansas City city council committee took steps to look for more sources of funding for a downtown streetcar line yesterday, another declared war on unwanted and illegal signs.

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Headlines
8:19 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Top Of The Morning News: Friday, March 30, 2012

Kansas City council cuts the buget, the Missouri House passes a medical conscience bill, and a Missouri judge throws out a proposed voter ID amendment. It’s a daily digest of headlines from KCUR.

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KCMO City Hall
1:33 am
Fri March 30, 2012

KC Budget Cuts Many Services

Mayor Sly James defends next year's budget cuts and calls them fair.
KCCG Channel 2 video frame

A $7.6 million cut to the Fire Department budget drew the most debate Thursday as the Kansas City city council passed a city budget by a 12-1 margin.

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