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Kansas City one of 27 inaugural communities to participate in STEM Ecosystems Initiative and White House workshop

Kansas City, Mo — The Kansas City region is one of 27 communities across the nation selected to join the STEM Ecosystems Initiative, according to an announcement by the White House. Known as “ecosySTEM KC,” the local effort will be led by KC STEM Alliance in partnership with Science Pioneers, …

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Partners begin planning for future of the Broadway Bridge and nearby major highways

Study will identify the best options to improve traffic flow and connectivity The Broadway Bridge, constructed in 1958, serves as an important link between the Northland, Downtown and other parts of the Kansas City region. Pending approval by the Mid-America Regional Council Board of Directors and Kansas City, Missouri, City …

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Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department Leader To Receive Clay County’s Look North Award

A public servant who has made a dramatic impact on the Northland will receive the 2015 Look North Award at the breakfast event Thursday, Oct. 22 at Harrah’s North Kansas City Casino and Hotel, 1 Riverboat Drive, North Kansas City. Mark McHenry, director of the Kansas City Parks and Recreation …

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Clay County Missouri EDC Committee Views Mammoth Twin Creeks Development

Twin Creeks

The Civic and Legislative Affairs Committee of the Clay County Economic Development Council recently reviewed the huge Twin Creeks area that is expected to create a new “city” the size of Gladstone in Clay and Platte counties. The area lies between Kansas City International Airport and Highway 169, generally south …

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Urban North, a Niche Environmental Subdivision, Opens in the Kansas City Northland

Urban North

The Northland News attended the grand opening of the Urban North subdivision. Urban North is a unique, environmentally friendly niche subdivision with 24 homes located right off of N. Oak at 100th Street. We posted a press release last week from the company about the opening. Our Facebook audience definitely …

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Mayor Sly James Gives Challenging Speech to Northland Joint Annual Luncheon

Sly James

The Northland News was invited as a guest of City Councilwoman Heather Hall to attend the Northland Annual Joint Luncheon that was held on September 9, 2015. Attendees heard Mayor Sly James give a forty minute speech. The speech was at times somber, at times challenging, and at times optimistic …

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Kansas City Community Activists Work for Years to Improve Roads Around Maplewood Elementary

Maplewood Elementary School

The Northland News was recently contacted by Jason Withington. Withington is a community activist that lives in the Northland in Kansas City. He has been working for three years to get the roads improved in front of Maplewood Elementary school. The reason for Withington’s activism? The roads are so unsafe that the …

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City Councilwoman Heather Hall Sits Down with the Northland News

Andrew Palmer, editor/publisher of The Northland News sat down with newly elected City Councilwoman Heather Hall last Friday to discuss her thoughts on Kansas City and her upcoming tenure as Councilwoman from Kansas City. The Northland News (TNN): The Kansas City City Council just passed a minimum wage increase. What …

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GoFundMe Page for the Class Family

Reagan Class Michelle Class Dan Class

On Tuesday July 7, 2015, Reagan and Michelle Class were tragically shot in their Kansas City Northland home near Northeast 103rd Street and North Virginia Avenue. Clay County, Missouri community members wishing to help out are being asked to donate to a GoFundMe page that has been set-up to raise money …

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