What would happen if the Unified Government didn’t step in to purchase the stadium in the thriving Village West development of Kansas City, KS?
Join KCWIR, Friday November 22nd at 7:30 pm and the rebroadcast Sunday at 11 am as we connect the dots on this story and the region’s other most significant news events…
KCMO Crime Lab groundbreaking
Kansas City officials put shovels in the ground this week on the new crime lab and East Side police patrol building. Houses in four blocks, from 26th Street and Prospect Avenue to Brooklyn Avenue were demolished to make room for the new police campus. But as the dirt was shoveled as part of the groundbreaking ceremony, the project is already coming close to $20 million over budget.
Digging into Kansas school spending
While several Kansas school districts are suing the state for an additional $400 million dollars in funding – accusing lawmakers of shortchanging students… KCTV5’s Stacey Cameron has been examining how the $7 billion dollars already allocated for education, is being spent in some surprising ways.
A Missouri state lawmaker wants Governor Jay Nixon impeached for violating the constitutional amendment banning same sex marriages in the Show-Me-State. Republican freshman Rep. Nick Marshall of Parkville says he’s approached GOP leadership about impeachment proceedings but he claims this is not a gay rights issue. He says Nixon’s order last week, permitting same sex couples married in other states to file joint Missouri tax returns violates the 2004 constitutional amendment.
King Louie gets “gutter-balled” in JOCO…
After spending $3.6 million to buy and stabilize the former King Louie Bowling Alley in Overland Park – which at one time was being touted as the home for a new national Museum of Suburbia – the project has come to a screeching halt. Johnson County leaders have just voted against issuing $10 million in bonds to remodel the facility which was also to be the new home of the Johnson County Museum.
This week’s news reviewers
Ryan Kath, 41 Action News
Barbara Shelly, Kansas City Star
Stacey Cameron, KCTV5
Dave Helling, Kansas City Star