Mayor Sly James exhorts public to keep ‘Spirit of Kansas City’ going strong

In his sixth State of the City speech, Kansas City Mayor Sly James highlighted positive milestones of the past year, like the streetcar launch and initiatives benefiting youth, aspiring techies and entrepreneurs. But he lamented the ongoing violence that claims too many lives, and exhorted Kansas City residents to “commit to action” for a better city.

Two Missouri men among three storm chasers killed in Texas crash

Kelley Gene Williamson, 57, and Randall Delane Yarnall, 55, both of Cassville, Mo., were pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash that also killed another man Tuesday night west of Spur, Texas. Williamson and Yarnall were contractors for the Weather Channel.

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Mayor Sly James asserts 'the state of our city is strong'

Kansas City Mayor Sly James gave the State of the City Speech on Tuesday at the Nelson Atkins Museum in Kansas City. James used the event to highlight successes, such as the downtown streetcar, as well as the ongoing challenges of crime and violence and lobbied in favor of an April bond vote for infrastructure.
Allison Long and Lynn Horsley The Kansas City Star
Mayor Sly James asserts 'the state of our city is strong' 4:13

Mayor Sly James asserts 'the state of our city is strong'

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