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Kansas City Council to Discuss Possible Two-Year Closure of Buck O’Neil Bridge

Tomorrow, Thursday April 13, the Kansas City Council will be getting an update on the current condition of the US 169 Buck O’Neil Bridge and how a proposed two year closure starting in 2019 will impact the region. The presentation might also discuss the bridge replacement and downtown freeway loop …

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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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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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KCMO Finance Department reveals top 10 mistakes e-tax filers make

Before you hit the button on your earnings tax return, which is due April 18, the KCMO Finance Department suggests you take a look at 10 common mistakes that filers make annually when preparing their returns. They are: Failure to complete the tax return Failure to enter the taxpayer’s complete …

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Kevin O’Neill Announces Candidacy for Kansas City 1st District at Large Seat

Northlander Kevin O’Neill has announced his candidacy for the Kansas City 1st District at-large seat that is currently occupied by Scott Wagner. Wagner will be termed out in 2019. O’Neill has published the Labor Beacon Newspaper for the past 24 years. According to O’Neill he writes about issues that deal …

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MUSINGS: All of Kansas City to Pay for a Portion of Kansas City Economic Development?

Kansas City’s General Election ballot is filled with bonds of every shape and size. Even the little doggies get some bond money! Personally, I’ll be voting all the bonds down. I’d love to get into this in more depth, but I simply don’t have the time to do it this …

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KC Water Invites Customers to Bag-Up Leaves and Brush – Spring Leaf & Brush Curbside Collection Begins April 10th

Spring leaf and brush curbside collection begins Monday, April 10th.  Customers are asked to collect their lawn debris in paper bags and set them by the curb by 7:00 a.m. on their regularly-scheduled trash day. Here is the Spring 2017 schedule: Residents who live in NORTH Kansas City (from the Missouri River, …

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Diverse Growth, Eye-Popping Plans and Humor at Luncheon

A variety of developments across the region were highlights of the 2017 Clay County State of the Cities Luncheon March 24. The annual meeting sponsored by the Clay County Economic Development Council featured reports from representatives of Excelsior Springs, Gladstone, Kansas City, Kearney, Lawson, Liberty, North Kansas City, Pleasant Valley …

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Kansas City Council adopts budget that stresses public safety

The Kansas City City Council on Thursday adopted a fiscal year 2017-2018 budget that devotes millions to public safety – priorities laid out by residents through the Citizen Satisfaction Survey and the City Council’s 5-year Citywide Business Plan. The $1.59 billion budget includes increased public safety expenditures by $19 million, …

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Grand Opening and Open House of Veteran’s Outreach Center

Kansas City, MO – – The Veterans Community Project will host a Grand Opening and Open House for their new Veterans Outreach Center located at 8900 Troost Avenue, KCMO on Thursday, March 30  at 10 AM.  The Veterans Community Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, on a mission to eliminate …

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