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Major Lucas announced his agreement with the KC Homeless Union on April 8 to remove the homeless camps that were erected in Westport and outside City Hall.  (The Kansas City Star)

Mayor Lucas reaches deal with KC Homeless Union to remove camps

Leah Taylor
April 26, 2021

What used to be an elaborate encampment for the Kansas City homeless in a Westport intersection is now a desolate, orange-fenced patch of land.   Major Lucas announced his agreement with the KC Homeless Union on April 8 to remove the homeless camps that were erected...

Missouri State Representative Ashley Bland Manlove smiling bright in a blue button up and black blazer

Black lives matter but not to the Department of Health and Senior Services

Angel Rojas
March 16, 2021

Continuing with historical trends, people of color are facing a disproportionate lack of medical support during times of need. Missouri‚Äôs population is approximately 11.5% Black but as of Feb. 16,  only 4% of all vaccines available are going to Black communities.  This...

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas standing behind a podium and in front of a sign explaining the new relief grant for Kansas City citizens struggling to pay their rent and/or utilities

Mayor Quinton Lucas announces $4.5M grant for rental aid

Connor Stewart
March 15, 2021

Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas announced Thursday that the city is making $4.5 million available for those struggling to pay rent and utilities. With the economic effects of COVID-19 hitting many Kansas Citians hard, the city will allocate funds to community organizations to...

ROO NEWS October 13th

Quinton Lucas talks future of police in Kansas City, COVID-19 update – Roo News October 13th

Roo News
October 13, 2020

https://youtu.be/Nu5AEBh2YNo In this week's edition of Roo News, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas joined UMKC faculty and SGA President Brandon Henderson for a critical discussion of the future of policing in Kansas City, we update you on the latest coronavirus numbers,...

Black Lives Matter protests lead to police reforms in Kansas City

Black Lives Matter protests lead to police reforms in Kansas City

Ciara Pate
August 26, 2020

At the end of May, protests erupted across the United States and the world in response to the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor at the hands of police. The protests centered around police brutality and the lack of immediate discipline for the police officers that killed...

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