Government & Politics

Government & Politics

Grant calls for affordable Northland housing, but neighbors object

A $30 million federal grant calls for Kansas City to provide some affordable housing in the Northland, but residents of neighborhoods near the proposed site vehemently object.

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Is health care a fundamental right?

Gary Sallee, 65, a resident of Oak Grove, has a good quality of life, dabbles in wood burning artwork and finds contentment as a gardener. An automobile accident 30 years ago left Sallee a quadriplegic. Now, Sallee argues that taxpayers are better off helping to provide him in-home care — a publicly funded service at risk of deep cutbacks in Missouri — instead of paying much more for Sallee to live 24/7 in a nursing home. Seven days a week, personal care attendants assist Sallee with daily living and essential tasks so he may remain in his home. Story by Rick Montgomery. Video by Tammy Ljungblad.
Tammy Ljungblad and Rick Montgomery The Kansas City Star
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Is health care a fundamental right?

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