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Who loses – and by how much – with legalized sports gambling in Kansas?

In 2020, the National Council on Problem Gambling told the Kansas Legislature the estimated social cost of Kansas adult problem gamblers is $829 million a year, from gambling-related bankruptcy, divorce, crime and job loss. Using the same methodology, adjusting for inflation and the new population census, The Beacon found that problem gambling would incur an…

In Missouri, the fight for reproductive health care rights will continue in 2023

With primary races decided and reproductive health care a top concern for many voters heading into the November general elections, stakeholders are assessing the year ahead and what possible legislation related to reproductive rights could be introduced in Missouri.  The U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that effectively removed constitutional protections to abortion access allowed…

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

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…

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