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Heroes for Hope Race Slated April 23

The second annual Kansas City Northland Heroes for Hope will feature a route filled with beautiful parkways while raising funds for children’s charities on Saturday, April 23. Events will include a half marathon, 5K run/walk and special “Kid Hero Dash” for children. Showcasing beautiful Shoal Creek Parkway and the Kansas …

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She Keeps a Roof Over Their Heads

Nicole Thomas may have one of the most challenging jobs in the Northland. As the housing specialist for Tri-County Mental Health Services, Thomas ensures that nearly 100 Northland residents with a mental illness have a home, no small feat considering that some estimates show up to one-third of those living …

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Metro North Crossing Presentation Receives Warm Welcome

David Horn of IAS Partners presented details on the Metro North Crossing development at a Clay County EDC committee meeting Jan. 19. Addressing the Civic and Legislative Affairs Committee, Horn said the group is beginning work on a formal development plan for the former Metro North Shopping Center. Some demolition …

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Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City Public Library and Literacy KC Team Up to Provide New High School Diploma and Career Training Program

Adults in the Kansas City area looking to earn a high school diploma have a new, innovative, and expense-paid pathway: an online program offered through the Kansas City Public Library, Mid-Continent Public Library, and Literacy Kansas City. Teaming with Gale, a leading provider of library resources and part of Cengage …

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Mid-Continent Public Library Offers “The Business of Specialty Coffee” Program

Mid-Continent Public Library is hosting a panel of local coffee-scene experts to spill the beans about the industry on Friday, January 22 at 7 p.m. at its Woodneath Library Center [8900 Flintlock Road, Kansas City, MO]. Funded by a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the discussion will be …

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After Rockin’ Around the Holiday Tree, Recycle It!

“Treecycle” your holiday tree curbside or at area recycling centers When the holidays are over, and it’s time for natural holiday trees, wreaths and garlands to come down, give them a second life by recycling. Visit www.RecycleSpot.org or call 816-474-8326 for a list of locations throughout the metro area that …

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Global Plastics Company Makes KC Its Manufacturing Hub and Brings 110 New Jobs

Governor Jay Nixon The Northland News

Governor Jay Nixon is the 55th Governor of the state of Missouri. His second term ends in 2016. This is a press release from his office about the expansion of Logoplaste in Kansas City. Logoplaste to move its research & development plastic operations to Kansas City Today, Gov. Jay Nixon announced that Portuguese-based …

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Kansas City Democrat hopes to see Malcolm X Day

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Democrat Rep. Brandon Ellington has pre-filed bills to establish a Malcolm X Day Commission and Malcolm X Observation Day in Missouri. If successful, the commission created by the House Bill 1513 would “organize activities and events in honor of the civil rights leader.” Missouri HB …

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Auditor Galloway finds falsification of student records rampant at now-defunct Hope Academy Charter School

Taxpayers defrauded out of $4.3 million intended to educate Missouri students KANSAS CITY, MO (Dec. 4, 2015) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has identified a series of fraudulent and manipulative practices by the Kansas City-based Hope Academy Charter School administration. The State Auditor’s Office was notified by the Missouri Department …

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#ClayCoMindset: TIFs Abound in Kansas City

Clay County Mindset

The Pitch recently published an article about a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) proposal that has created a stir in Kansas City. Shirley Helzberg is requesting $5 million in future taxes to help fund the redevelopment of her property at 1640 Baltimore in Kansas City. The property will house the headquarters …

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