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Election Result
Lucas Beats Justus In KC Mayor's Race
Kansas City has a new mayor, and his name is Quinton Lucas. According to unofficial results, Lucas captured 59 percent of the vote in the race against fellow Kansas City Council member Jolie Justus. So, what’s next? Lucas takes …
Quinton Lucas
What Does It Take to Land the Gig as Kansas City’s Mayor?
If you want to think about it this way — and we have — choosing a mayor is a lot like the hiring process. And on Tuesday, voters in Kansas City, Missouri, will decide whether they want to hire Jolie Justus or Quinton Lucas. Fl…
Who Will Lead KC?
Blue Valley Looks To Forge New Path
In the United States of the late 19th century, iron works personified the strength and grit of an emerging industrial power. Pittsburgh became the Steel City, but far to the west, another corner of the industry was growing along t…
Who Will Lead KC?
Church Is Ray Of Light In Urban KC Neighborhood
The Sheffield Family Life Center, a 6,000-member Assembly of God church, is a sparkling diamond in an urban coal mine. It’s big, diverse and a key center of life in Kansas City’s distressed Blue Valley area. “We are in a loc…
Who Will Lead KC?
What You Need to Know About KC's Mayoral Election
With Sly James’ term coming to an end, Kansas Citians will choose their next mayor this year. There’s a large field, and lots of dates to remember, so Flatland has compiled some key information for you. So, c’mon folks, get …
Blight
A Ride-Along with KC's Mayoral Candidates in the Northland
Kansas City mayoral candidates Quinton Lucas and Jolie Justus tour through the Chaumiere neighborhood in the Northland to see first-hand the issues residents care about and share what they plan to do.
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What Will It Take for Banks to Invest in Kansas City's Low-Income Neighborhoods?
With just-dried paint on the walls, gleaming appliances in the kitchen and a few traces of sawdust still clinging to the newly laid floors, the small houses on the 5400 block of East 27th Terrace in Kansas City looked and even sme…
Quinton Lucas
Can KC's new leadership fix 'the land that time forgot'?
The kielbasa recipe hasn’t changed much since Peter May, a Polish immigrant, opened a grocery store in Kansas City’s Blue Valley neighborhood in 1929. Customers can count on the same fresh meat, no preservatives, spiced with a…
Who Will Lead KC?
Neighborhood Cleanup Removes Tons of Trash From Kansas City’s East Side
Just imagine what $1.5 billion would do for blight on Kansas City’s East Side. Well, if Bill Drummond had his way, the city would make sprucing up neighborhoods as big a financial priority as the billion-dollar-plus project to r…
Who Will Lead KC?
Kansas City No Violence Alliance Reboots
As mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, Sly James has grown accustomed to phone calls from the police chief about yet another homicide. Sometimes James goes to the scene, and the details of one, from a Sunday morning, are seared into h…
Who Will Lead KC?
Reducing Kansas City's Violent Crime
This time, Danelle Williams and Vito Mazzara arrived prepared. The two Kansas City, Missouri, police officers didn’t want to be overwhelmed, like a previous evening last winter, when passersby at 35th Street and Prospect Avenue …
Who Will Lead KC?
Jobs in Blue Valley
It took a flood at his family’s business – Custom Truck One Source – to lead a frustrated Chris Ross back to his childhood stomping grounds in the Blue Valley neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri. Custom Truck’s swamped s…
Affordable Housing
Beautifying KC's Low-Income Housing
Julia Cole didn’t waste time on the sidewalk. She marched straight up a grassy hill in south Kansas City, Missouri, and pointed to an S-shaped rain garden. To her, the rain garden at the Southeast Community Center is a perfect e…
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Ridding KCMO Of Blighted Lots
Ellen Boyd, a resident of Kansas City, Missouri’s, Historic Northeast area, isn’t surrounded by vacant homes. But she has counted nearly two dozen of them in a nine-block stretch along the route to 27th Street and Indiana Aven…
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A Decades-Old Tax Question Resurfaces About Kansas City Schools
Earl Fleer is nearly 80 years old now, and he lives about a dozen miles south of his hometown of Hermann, Missouri. But some months back, when he came across an online prompt for our curiousKC reporting initiative, his mind drifte…
Key Coalition Neighborhood
Neighborhood Champion: Karen Slaughter
They do it for no pay and little fanfare. Who are they? They are the neighborhood leaders who fight to improve some of the most distressed neighborhoods on the East Side of Kansas City, Missouri. These are the men and women who ad…
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Neighborhood Champion: Jessie Jefferson
They do it for no pay and little fanfare. Who are they? They are the neighborhood leaders who fight to improve some of the most distressed neighborhoods on the East Side of Kansas City, Missouri. These are the men and women who ad…
Blue Valley Neighborhood
Neighborhood Champion: Dale Walker
They do it for no pay and little fanfare. Who are they? They are the neighborhood leaders who fight to improve some of the most distressed neighborhoods on the East Side of Kansas City, Missouri. These are the men and women who ad…
North Blue Ridge Neighborhood
Neighborhood Champion: Julie Boye
They do it for no pay and little fanfare. Who are they? They are the neighborhood leaders who fight to improve some of the most distressed neighborhoods on the East Side of Kansas City, Missouri. These are the men and women who ad…
Sheffield Neighborhood
Neighborhood Champion: Mark Morales
They do it for no pay and little fanfare. Who are they? They are the neighborhood leaders who fight to improve some of the most distressed neighborhoods on the East Side of Kansas City, Missouri. These are the men and women who ad…
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Meet Some of the KC Mayoral Candidates You Might Not Know
When Kansas City PBS and the Kansas City Public Library co-hosted a Kansas City mayoral forum, the two organizations limited participation to candidates that had reached at least 5 percent support in one independent public opinion…
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KC Mayoral Debate: 5 Key Takeaways
If you were home Wednesday evening enjoying some of your favorite Kansas City PBS programming (we hope!), you are excused for not attending the Kansas City mayoral debate moderated by KCPT's own Nick Haines. We also understand if …
Who Will Lead KC?
Curbing Violence Is Key Topic In Forum for East Side KC Council Seat
The shadow of a slain 15-year-old loomed over a Thursday evening forum for candidates seeking a 3rd District seat on the Kansas City Council. The Feb. 12 shooting death of An’Janique Wright was part of a conversation about what …
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2019 Kansas City Mayoral Election