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Year-end tire disposal date and holiday collection hours set for Kansas City

Kansas City residents and neighborhood groups can drop off tires during the city’s last waste-tire collection of the year on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 8 a.m. to noon outside Martin Luther King Elementary School, 4201 Indiana. The drop-off is free. Proper disposal of used tires is critical for health and …

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Kansas City to celebrate new Grand Boulevard Bridge

Kansas City is celebrating some grand improvements to a bridge downtown. The Grand Boulevard Bridge over I-670 is reopening on Friday right after Kansas City and MODOT representatives praise a collaboration that turned a project that typically takes three years into a nine-month success. The ribbon will be cut at …

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KC Water Uses Trenchless Technology to Prevent Tearing Up Roads and Railroad Tracks

Cured in Place Pipe Used to Repair Sewer Mains, Minimizing Disruptions to Customers and Saving Money Hidden beneath the railroad tracks near Union Station and the Freight House District parking lot is a giant sewer main.  It’s six feet tall and is made of bricks that were hand laid in …

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Kansas City Curbside Leaf & Brush Pick-Up

This season’s curbside leaf and brush collection is underway. Here is the Fall 2016 schedule: For customers who live in NORTH Kansas City (from the Missouri River, north to the city limit) 1st collection: week of November 14th 2nd collection:  week of December 12th For customers who live in SOUTH Kansas City …

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KC Water Recognizes World Toilet Day, November 19th

In recognition of World Toilet Day, KC Water employees discuss the volunteer work they’ve done to improve sanitation in developing countries In Kansas City, most people probably take for granted how the toilet works, or even that they access to a toilet. But, 2.5 billion people in the world don’t …

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KCMO ranks second on digital cities survey winners list for 2016

In the race to use technology to improve citizen services, enhance transparency and encourage citizen engagement, the City of Kansas City, Missouri, is running away from other U.S. cities its size. The recently released winners list for the Center for Digital Government (CDG) for the 2016 Digital Cities Survey has …

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KC’s Founding Father and Early Trading Partners to be Honored with Historical and Educational Fountain

The Kansas City City Council and Mayor Sly James approved a resolution last Thursday sponsored by 1st District Councilwoman Heather Hall. The fountain will be located in the southern portion of Kansas City’s 1st District on the west side of Chouteau Parkway, south of I-35, north of Parvin Road and …

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Audit recommends changes to address mobile device security risks

Today, the City Auditor’s Office released an audit on risks related to mobile devices used for city business. The audit focused on whether the city has taken steps to mitigate security risks to smartphones and tablets. Mobile devices may expose the city to new security risks, such as downloading malware …

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The Cornerstone Companies joins Lead Bank and KCMO to help small businesses

The City of Kansas City, Missouri, Lead Bank and The Cornerstone Companies are making it easier for small businesses to bid on city jobs and obtain financing, bonding and insurance by creating the “For Change Initiative,’’ a program designed to streamline the application process for small contractors. Cornerstone, a full-service …

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KC Water Vac Trucks Suck Up What Others Leave Behind

Crews find everything from toys & trees to car parts & cell phones in catch basins (Kansas City, Mo.) – If you’ve thrown something out the car window, raked debris into the street or let your trash blow, the employees who operate KC Water’s vac trucks have probably pulled it …

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