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Auditor Galloway finds unaccountable tax districts rack up $1 billion in taxpayer debt

State law allows abuse, mismanagement in Transportation Development Districts, debts incurred without voter approval  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – Earlier in the month, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released a report on Transportation Development Districts (TDDs) that found districts across the state engaging in questionable practices with little oversight or transparency …

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Legislative Update and Discussion on Teaching Kids about Drones on Missouri Viewpoints

Missouri Viewpoints Mike Ferguson

Update from the Missouri Legislature with Sen. Eigel (R) and Rep. McCreery (D) from Missouri Viewpoints on Vimeo. “Missouri Viewpoints” is a weekly non-partisan news, information, public affairs program that is produced by Mike Ferguson. The show is on television and radio throughout Missouri. For more information on our Opinion …

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Tri-County Helps Lead National Pilot Program

Tri-County Mental Health Services was featured among the partners of Netsmart Technologies in a recent article detailing a successful pilot program to better monitor health care. Netsmart is working closely with organizations in eight states selected for the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC). CCBHC is based on the Excellence …

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Celebration honors 911 call-takers and emergency dispatch personnel

On Friday, April 7, 2017, the Kansas City Regional 9-1-1 System celebrated 9-1-1 call-takers and emergency dispatch personnel who work behind the scenes answering life-saving calls from citizens. The Mid-America Regional Council hosts the event each year during National Public Safety Telecommunicators’ Week — a time to honor dispatchers, radio …

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MLM Volunteers Learn While Helping Harvesters’ Food Effort

Nearly 100 volunteers from throughout Greater Kansas City helped two area organizations with food for the area’s needy during a special event Wednesday, March 29. “Metro Lutheran Ministry Night at Harvesters” took volunteers to Harvesters Food Bank at 3801 Topping Ave., Kansas City. While there, they spent almost three hours …

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BankLiberty $75,000 Gift for Plaster Center at Park University

Brent Giles (left), BankLiberty president and chief executive officer, presents a $75,000 check to Greg Gunderson, Ph.D., Park University president, to go toward the University’s new School of Business building, which will be known as the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center. BankLiberty’s commitment will help fund a large classroom …

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Leadership Success Often Requires Flexibility

Effective leadership should be selective, nurturing and above all flexible, according to three proven leaders who comprised the Doniphan Dialogue panel at iWerx Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Development Center March 31. Sponsored by the Doniphan Leadership Institute and the Clay County Economic Development Council, the gathering of more than 50 people …

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Park University’s Annual Hauptmann Lecture to Feature PBS Host Alexander Heffner

A conversation that will navigate three areas of interest across civic life will be the focus of Park University’s 25th annual Dr. Jerzy Hauptmann Distinguished Guest Lecture Series event on Monday, May 1. The silver anniversary of the Hauptmann Lecture will be held on the University’s Parkville Campus for the …

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Auditor Galloway finds $1 million in questionable spending, inadequate oversight of Medicaid and child care programs

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has issued the first in a series of audits related to budget oversight and accountability. The Statewide Single Audit annually reviews the state’s management and spending of $8.4 billion federal dollars, and is part of the State Auditor’s new Budget Integrity Series examining contributing factors …

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Two bridges closed to traffic near West Bottoms

The Northland News

Two bridges on the northwest corner of the Downtown Loop are closed to through traffic as workers begin a $900,000 repair project to extend the life of both structures. The bridges, located along Woodswether Road near the Historic West Bottoms, cross over the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe …

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