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KC voters will consider rival streetcar initiatives in August

Kansas City voters in August will consider two seemingly contradictory petition initiatives relating to the streetcar system. The City Council agreed Thursday to place Clay Chastain’s initiative for streetcar expansion on the August ballot. It also agreed to put a different petition on the ballot that seeks to prohibit any streetcar expansion without a citywide vote.

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Fire in vacant downtown building briefly shuts down streetcar line

Firefighters battled a blaze Tuesday night in a vacant building near 20th and Main streets in downtown Kansas City. The blaze forced the streetcar line to be shut down for less than an hour.
Toriano Porter The Kansas City Star
Fire in vacant downtown building briefly shuts down streetcar line 1:19

Fire in vacant downtown building briefly shuts down streetcar line

KC artist Kemet the Phantom performs 'Get Out (The Streetcar Song)' 4:42

KC artist Kemet the Phantom performs 'Get Out (The Streetcar Song)'

Kansas City streetcars boost businesses 2:21

Kansas City streetcars boost businesses

Art pieces add color and fun to KC streetcar line 1:33

Art pieces add color and fun to KC streetcar line