Published on Jan 17, 2014
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This week on Kansas City Week in Review, we try to make sense of warring reform plans for the Kansas City, Missouri School District.
Are we about to have another streetcar election in Kansas City?
A key council committee unanimously votes this week to move forward with plans for expanding the streetcar system in Kansas City, Missouri. Proposed is an August election in which voters would be asked to approve a new streetcar taxing district that would encompass much of the city from the state line in the west to I-435 in the east and from the River Market in the north to 85th street in the south.
Airlines speak out on KCI
The most influential voices on the future of KCI speak out. The airlines testify before the city's "Terminal Advisory Group". What do we learn from their testimony that we didn't know before?
Mayor's resignation mystifies Grandview
That's the headline. Can an elected official just resign these days and move on to something new or does there have to some back story of intrigue behind every decision?
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback delivers the Kansas State of the State Address Wednesday night. What did we learn from his speech?
Overland Park starts charging to take photos in City Parks
Starting this week, photographers will have to pony up $50 for a permit for take pictures in public parks in Johnson County's largest city. If you have your camera phone and are simply snapping a picture of your kids, you won't need a permit. But if you're taking high school senior pictures, family pictures, baby photos with a professional photographer, be prepared to fork over extra cash.
Around the cozy confines of the KC Week in Review table:
Mary Sanchez, Kansas City Star
Sam Zeff, KCPT Special Correspondent
Steve Kraske, KCUR/UMKC
Dave Helling, Kansas City Star