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Cerner Joins Kansas City Blight Fight
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Construction crews are tearing down two run-down motels Thursday that have been a source of neighborhood complaints. The trouble spots at I-435 and 87th Street are right next to Cerner's new Innovation Campus, which is the anchor of the revitalization effort here.
Kansas City Medical Data Drama
More than 5,000 Children's Mercy patients could be affected by a security incident. According to a notice posted on May 19, the hospital's information security department discovered an unauthorized website that contained health information for 5,511 patients.
Happy Rock Hot Mess
WESTWOOD, Kan. - Police have cited a man for disorderly conduct after he allegedly punched the windshield of an off-duty police officer's car Thursday. Authorities say the man became enraged following a road rage incident and got out of his car and approached the off-duty officer's car.
Golden Ghetto Scheme
Reporter Rob Roberts writes that Mission will hold public hearings on a $40 million mixed-use project near its downtown and on the languishing $170 million Mission Gateway development. On May 24, the Mission City Council voted to advance consideration of tax increment financing for two projects with combined development costs of $210 million.
Jobs For The Kansas City NextGen
Expanding from city hall to include the entire metro, Kansas City Mayor Sly James' Hire KC Youth program will launch a summer pilot in June, aiming to cultivate more work-ready young people. In collaboration with the KC Social Innovation Center and Full Employment Council, Hire KC Youth is branching out of the confines of city hall and will provide 16- to 24-year-olds with internship and job opportunities.
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