"The widening gap between a prosperous downtown and struggling neighborhoods is an issue in the race for mayor of Kansas City, Mo. Jolie Justis, one of the candidates, touring an East Side neighborhood with a fellow city councillor, Jermaine Reed, left, and the head of the local neighborhood association, John James."
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The resurgence of downtown Kansas City, Mo., radiates from the luxury apartment towers with floor-to-ceiling windows and a rooftop pool. It is visible in the art galleries and clothing boutiques flanking the new 2-mile streetcar line, and in the open-air bar and restaurant promenade that is packed with people when the weather is nice.