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Residents explore KC air sensor program at community forum

Residents explore KC air sensor program at community forum

On a recent Saturday morning, Kansas City residents gathered with local organizations to learn how to monitor air quality in the city’s Troost Avenue corridor.  Hosted by KC Digital Drive at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch of the Kansas City Public Library, the event aimed to inform community members about how they can participate in…

How different priorities in Northland counties affected CARES Act spending

How different priorities in Northland counties affected CARES Act spending

Clay and Platte counties in Missouri have a lot in common. They share a border, they both cover part of Kansas City, Missouri’s territory, and collectively they make up what’s known as the Northland area of the metropolitan region.  However, when it comes to nearly everything associated with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security…

Tracking COVID relief spending in Wyandotte County: How $37.3 million was spent

Tracking COVID relief spending in Wyandotte County: How $37.3 million was spent

Audio-Reader · TheBeacon 2-15-22: Tracking COVID Relief Spending In Wyandotte As part of a new series, The Kansas City Beacon is following how millions of dollars of coronavirus relief funding was spent in the area.  Last month, we explored how Kansas City, Missouri, spent $31 million in government aid through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and…

COVID Help Desk: Everything you need to know about testing in Kansas City

COVID Help Desk: Everything you need to know about testing in Kansas City

Audio-Reader · TheBeacon 1-27-22: COVID Help Desk While the omicron-fueled surge of the COVID pandemic is showing early signs of slowing down on the East Coast, new cases and the demand for COVID tests continue to reach record levels in the Kansas City area. During the first three weeks of this year in the metropolitan…

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