KC voters will get say on minimum-wage initiative

Kansas City voters will get a chance to vote on a minimum-wage ordinance after an opinion the Missouri Supreme Court handed down Tuesday.

The court, in a 6-0 decision, ordered the city to place before voters a minimum-wage ordinance proposed through the initiative process. The decision reverses a 2015 decision by a trial judge that the ordinance shouldn’t go to a vote because it violated state law.

Tuesday’s decision doesn’t mean that the ordinance — which called for the minimum wage in Kansas…

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Kansas City Mayor James may get envious seeing these pay figures

A career in city government is rarely a road to riches, what with the perpetual budget challenges and ethics constraints that go hand-in-hand with public service. That said, some cities are more generous than others.

Kansas City Mayor Sly James pulls in $129,000 a year, a figure that places him at 31st among the 60 U.S. majors included in an American City Business Journal analysis of mayoral salaries. The survey highlighted a wide disparity in pay in public office, particularly for the men and women…

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The Pedestal-Freestanding Sink Makes A Stylish Comeback

There was a time when pedestal sinks were the most fashionable and everybody had one. With time we discovered that, although they look graceful and beautiful, they’re not the most practical type storage-wise. But that didn’t make pedestal sinks obsolete. In fact, it made them more interesting . There are still a lot of interesting…

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Local leader says Vatterott fired him for letting homeless student sleep in library

Brian Carroll, the campus president for Vatterott College in Kansas City, is out in the cold because he helped a homeless student stay out of sub-zero temperatures on Friday, Jan. 6, WDAF reports.

Carroll, who has been leading the local campus for five years, says he allowed a student who has schizophrenic and didn’t have shelter to stay overnight in the school’s library. According to WDAF, the student had been sleeping in a wooded area near campus.

“I had a tough choice to make,” Carroll told…

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Silpada sues former employees, local jewelry store over $300,000 theft

Silpada Designs Inc. contends that three of its former employees and an area jewelry store with four locations stole $300,000 worth of merchandise.

According to The Kansas City Star, Silpada filed a lawsuit last week that claims nearly 23,000 Silpada-labeled boxes, jewelry and materials were taken under “the cover of darkness.”

The accused people told the Star that it’s not theft at all, but instead simple confusion as the Lenexa-based sterling silver jewelry retailer shut down.

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