As property taxes rise, one neighborhood campaigns to ensure its elders can afford to stay

Over the last several years, Kansas City, Kansas has seen new life and revitalization come into its neighborhoods. But while these neighborhoods are cleaner, safer, and more beautiful, a new problem has moved in: rising property taxes. And these taxes are taking a toll on our most vulnerable community members, such as disabled and elderly residents.

KCK to tobacco retailers: Stop selling to minors, or else….

By Debra DeCoster Tobacco retailers in Kansas City, Kansas, have been put on alert: You can’t sell tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. Now they know their employees can be brought to court and slapped with a fine if they don’t comply. Thanks to a $15,000 grant from the American Heart Association…

KCK’s cold-weather shelter is ready for its second winter

Last year, as a snowstorm raged and as temperatures dropped below 20 degrees, Sean T. struggled to find a warm place to stay the night in Kansas City, Kansas. He was looking for the cold weather shelter at Bridge of Hope Community Church, but weariness overcame him. He sat down to rest.
“The next thing I knew, I had passed out…

Healthy Campus project for downtown moves ahead

Wyandotte County’s Unified Board of Commissioners recently approved a resolution that brings the proposed downtown “Healthy Campus” closer to reality.
The measure, approved with a 9-1 vote during the Commission’s November 30 meeting, allows the Unified Government to use up to $2 million to buy land at 10th Street and Minnesota Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas.