Jackson County

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Marc LaVoie
May 10, 2020 - 12:21 am
The State of Kansas, including Johnson County, and counties in Missouri in the KC Metro begin the first steps of reopening businesses and government offices Monday, May 11th.
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KMBZ News Staff
April 02, 2020 - 9:18 am
Bass Pro argued to remain open, citing a Missouri State Statute that prohibits the state, county or any municipality from restricting gun sales during an "emergency."
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KMBZ News Staff
December 06, 2019 - 6:16 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A deal has been struck between Kansas City and Jackson County to house some of the inmates displaced when the Heartland Correctional Center near downtown shuts down. Mayor Quinton Lucas said he's proud a solution has been found. "We saw that there was a challenge with the...
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Kansas City Manager Troy Schulte, who will soon work for Jackson County
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Marc LaVoie
November 25, 2019 - 2:14 pm
Kansas City, MO - KCMO city manager Troy Schulte is going to work for Jackson County sooner than expected, following the approval of an employment contract by the Jackson County Legislature. Schulte will serve as county administrator, a position that was created for him. His state date is December...
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Bill Grady
October 22, 2019 - 9:16 am
Kansas City, MO - Jackson County legislators hoped for a load of information on the property reassessment mess when they held a Monday session on the subject. They were disappointed. Homeowners in the county are still wondering what to do about valuations that suddenly sent their tax liabilities...
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Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker official portrait, standing in front of courthouse
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Bill Grady
October 03, 2019 - 6:43 am
Kansas City, MO - The Jackson County prosecutor’s office is hanging out the “help wanted" sign. Jean Peters Baker says it is time for a more proactive approach in preventing violent crime, instead of dealing with its aftermath. She decided to invest in a crime strategy unit. "This will enable us to...
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Auditor uses magnifying glass to look over financial papers
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Bill Grady
September 19, 2019 - 7:32 am
Kansas City, MO - An independent audit of Jackson County’s COMBAT program shows millions of dollars has been misspent. The funds are meant for fighting violent crime and drug addiction, but in one outlay from 2016 to 2018, more than $2.2 million was spent on doors at the county jail. COMBAT...
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Man is upset with high tax bill in the mail
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Bill Grady
September 18, 2019 - 4:32 am
The plot has thickened in Jackson's County's tax assessment boondoggle, and a legislator is upset that county administrators knew valuations would skyrocket months ago, but kept the information to themselves. "We have found that they actually knew about this back in March, which is aggravating, and...
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KMBZ News Staff
July 30, 2019 - 3:57 pm
Kansas City, MO - The Jackson County Board of Equalization is giving property owners more time to challenge the now-controversial property reassessment. Earlier Tuesday, the panel extended the deadline to appeal property tax appraisals to September 1st. People gathered on the steps of the Jackson...
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Bill Grady
July 10, 2019 - 8:40 am
Jackson County officials are getting a better perspective on the property assessment SNAFU, and some are advising people not to expect a quick fix. Some property owners were shocked to receive assessments that increased by 200 percent, and some were much higher than that. Hundreds of physical...
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