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Vacant lots, absentee owners, little accountability. What’s going on with the Kansas City Land Bank?
The Kansas City Land Bank is supposed to revitalize neighborhoods. But a Beacon investigation found that the Land Bank has potential conflicts of interest between board members and buyers, and fails to hold buyers accountable to its own requirements. The result: Properties sit vacant for years.
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People around the world are experiencing the pain of supply chain issues. One UMKC professor says it's probably going to get worse before it gets better.
The Flint Hills are a favorite of many for their unique beauty. But Jim Hoy can tell you that, for ranchers, the real beauty is what the grass can do for cattle.
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For decades college towns like Lawrence, Manhattan and Emporia lost the political power of their students when it came to state legislative districts. This year things are different.
Only 18 of Missouri’s 500-plus school districts have signed up for screening testing for COVID-19, even though the program is entirely free thanks to the federal government.
Mexico is phasing out genetically modified corn for human consumption by 2024. But U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said he's been assured by his Mexican counterpart that the ban won't shut off the biggest international customer for U.S. corn.
The Blue Springs restaurant closed after violating Jackson County's mask mandate but could reopen in Independence next month.
The Food and Drug Administration also gave an OK to boosters that differ from the vaccine originally used to immunize people against COVID-19. A mix-and-match approach could ease the booster rollout.
At the home she rented on East 83rd Street, Sabrina Davis' microwave burned up, she got shocked when using the garbage disposal and was also shocked while unplugging a replacement microwave oven.
A support group helps Tigrayan expats in St. Louis and Kansas City process the violence and turmoil in Ethiopia.
Gov. Parson said fixing a security flaw found by reporter would cost $50 million. Democrats doubt thatGov. Mike Parson demanded the investigation of a journalist who alerted the state to a website security flaw, pegging the cost to the state at $50 million. Democrats say that number is unrealistic, and it’s not clear what the money would be used for.
St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones and Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas are among a dozen U.S. mayors calling for local reparations to address the racial wealth gap by ending racist policies.
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