Sly James

KMBC Channel 9 News
Bill Grady
April 03, 2019 - 5:30 am
Kansas City voters rejected a pre-kindergarten education plan that would have been funded by a new 3/8-cent sales tax. The margin was almost two to one. The plan was heavily promoted by Mayor Sly James, who admitted he was frustrated with the outcome. He told supporters at a watch party that he...
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Bill Grady
March 26, 2019 - 6:35 am
Kansas City Mayor Sly James says his passionate advocacy for early childhood education has nothing to do with a concern for his legacy. The mayor is making a final push for voters to approve a 3/8th cent sales tax to fund a program that would expand pre-kindergarten classes in the city. The tax...
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Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate
Bill Grady
January 11, 2019 - 7:19 am
As groundbreaking is delayed for a new terminal at KCI, Kansas City councilman Quinton Lucas is raising questions about financing for the project. Three ordinances are headed to the airport committee on which Lucas serves. One authorizes issuance of airport obligation bonds, but has a provision...
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KMBZ News Staff
May 21, 2018 - 5:32 pm
Kansas City, MO - An advisory committee has recommended that the new yet-to-be-built single-terminal at the Kansas City International Airport be named for civil rights figure Martin Luther King, Jr. The committee was charged with discovering ways that the legacy of MLK, Jr could be honored in a...
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Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate
Bill Grady
November 08, 2017 - 4:31 am
It was a big win for supporters of the single terminal plan at Kansas City International Airport. It was not close. The $1 billion project passed with 75 percent of the vote. "It's a little bigger than I expected but it only goes to show we should never underestimate the people of Kansas City,"...
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Marc LaVoie
September 12, 2017 - 6:23 am
Kansas City's mayor, Sly James, spent more than a full hour in studio Tuesday on Kansas City's Morning News. The mayor took questions from listeners about the latest developments with a new terminal at Kansas City International Airport. James is a vocal supporter of modernizing the airport. James...
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Marc LaVoie
August 29, 2017 - 7:01 am
Multiple Missouri Mayors are backing a ballot measure to raise the state's minimum wage. St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson is asking for signatures on a petition to support November 2018 ballot measure. The effort, called "Raise Up Missouri," requires 100,000 signatures by May. Kansas City Mayor Sly...
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August 11, 2017 - 7:51 am
Kansas City Mayor Sly James is reacting to last week's NAACP Missouri Travel advisory by working to calm the nerves of wary travelers. “We want to make sure the NAACP and all persons who have concerns over safety or discrimination know that Kansas City welcomes you,” James wrote in a statement...
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Bill Grady
August 08, 2017 - 5:44 am
Talk of internal leaks dominates the discussion in City Hall as another deadline approaches this week for bidders interested in building a billion-dollar terminal at Kansas City International Airport. The four firms that are interested in building the terminal have until Thursday to turn in their...
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July 17, 2017 - 4:56 pm
Kansas City, MO - Mayor Sly James announced the Google Fiber Community Connections Challenge for area non-profits that provide digital inclusion and digital equity services within the city limits to compete for free gigabit-speed Google Fiber Internet service. "This Challenge will give our city’s...
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