Yael T. Abouhalkah

Twists and turns occur in Kansas City’s naming rights game

Kansas City likes to name buildings, streets, parks, libraries and other public amenities after local politicians and civic leaders. Almost all governments participate in this naming rights game. It can make great sense when it rewards people for their services to the community or for their achievements in certain professions. But this process also can be flawed, leading to some oddities.

Yael T. Abouhalkah

Pay attention to crucial Kansas City Council races and who wants to spend your tax money

As Mayor Sly James cruises toward re-election in 2015, the 12 Kansas City Council races will attract more deserved attention from voters and lots of money from supporters. The ultimate goal is to help oversee a budget of more than $1.4 billion in the region’s largest city. The challenges come fast and furious as interest groups seek funds for public safety, other basic services and corporate tax breaks.

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