What to know about what you'll be voting for

Posted July 15, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Northeast News
July 16, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Missouri’s Aug. 5, primary will feature five proposed constitutional amendments, as suggested by the General Assembly.

The proposed constitutional amendments are as follows:

House Joint Resolution 11 proposes language that would protect the rights of Missouri farmers in regards to their agricultural production and ranching practices.

Senate Joint Resolution 36 proposes the declaration that the right to bear arms is an inalienable right that the state government is obligated to uphold.

House Joint Resolution 68 proposes a temporary .75 percent tax increase to fund state and local highways, roads, bridges and transportation projects. This change is expected to produce $480 million annually.

House Joint Resolution 48 proposes

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    Cover. Former Northeast resident Roy McCaully released a book about growing up in the NEKC. Joe Jarosz

    A family gift turns into a NE history lesson

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 9, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – About 15 years ago, Roy McCaully’s daughter moved to France.

    Unknown to her if she would move back, she would pester her father about writing what it was like growing up in the Historic Northeast so his grandchildren would have an idea of what his childhood was like. McCaully finally obliged a couple of years ago because when his father passed away, McCaully was young and didn’t know him too well. In McCaully’s mind, this was something he was

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    Fence allowed in historic area

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    July 2, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Chain link fences are acceptable for historic districts.

    That was the verdict Friday by the city’s Historic Preservation Commission as residents of the Pendleton Heights neighborhood attempted to reopen and get another hearing on a decision made earlier this year by the commission approving a chain link fence around the the soon-to-open Scuola Vita Nuova Charter School. The commission voted 4-1 against allowing a rehearing of the case.

    At the meeting, Jessica Ray

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    One month into new regime

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    June 25, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – It’s been a little over a month since the Kansas City Museum’s new director hit the ground running.

    Last week, Anna Marie Tutera stopped by the Kansas City, Mo., business session to give the mayor and city council members an update on the museum and answered questions on what has transpired during her first month on the job.

    Before Tutera began talking about her first month, Mark McHenry, director of the Kansas City

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    Press conference announcement. From left: David Cozad, Dr. R. Stephen Green, and John Hile joined other representatives from the KCPS and Académie Lafayette to announce plans for a new charter high school in Kansas City, Mo. Joe Jarosz

    KCPS and charter school partner for new HS

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    June 25, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Bonjour to new opportunities for Kansas City students.

    On Friday, representatives of the Kansas City Public Schools and Académie Lafayette gathered on the Southwest Early College Campus to announce the partnership of a new academically rigorous, foreign-language focused international Baccalaureate charter high school. If approved by Kansas City residents and the respective boards, the partnership, which has been years in the making, will begin in time for the 2015-16 school year at Southwest Early College Campus, 6512 Wornall Road.

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    Looking for work? Bishop Sullivan can help

    By JOE JAROSZ
    Northeast News
    June 11, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Since 1995, the Bishop Sullivan Center has been helping people find jobs.

    With its job placement program, it helps the unemployed find work through one-on-one counseling. Many of the people they help don’t have internet access and the center helps them search for work, along with providing resume building classes and assisting with the necessary attire for an interview.

    In 2013 the center helped 461 people, the most in the center’s history, find

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    Veterans relive history with Flag Day celebration

    By Micah Wilkins
    Northeast News
    June 18, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – This past weekend, veterans were given a chance to relive history.

    Veterans were invited to ride in a historic B-25 Mitchell Aircraft during the Salute to the Veterans celebration on Flag Day, Saturday, June 14, at the National Airline History Museum at the downtown airport.

    The event featured Mary Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Dwight Eisenhower, as the main speaker and drew about 100 veterans. Lt. Ray Hawks and Emma Newland, who helped build

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    Independence Plaza serious about cleaning up

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    June 18, 2014

    Editor’s note: The following piece is the final in a series of interviews and articles about neighborhood associations in the Northeast.

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – The social gathering will come.

    But for now, the Independence Plaza Neighborhood Council is focused on cleaning up its streets.

    Tom Ribera, now in his second term as the council’s president, said his first year was more about learning the

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    Don Bosco upping security after recent van thefts

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    June 18, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – For years, the Don Bosco Senior Center didn’t have any trouble with crime.

    Then, in a matter of one month, two of the center’s vans were stolen. While the center’s director calls the two acts despicable, there’s been no thought of leaving the Northeast.

    Anne Miller, center director, said the first van was stolen on May 26, 2014. At the time, a volunteer was loading the van with meals to be delivered to

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    Liberian celebration at the Northeast Kansas City Library

    By Joe Jarosz
    Northeast News
    June 18, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri – This past weekend, the Northeast community learned more about its immigrant neighbors.

    With about 50 people in attendance, some with the Liberian community and others just curious to learn more about a different culture, the North-East Public Library, 6000 Wilson Rd., and Kansas City writer Rhiannon Ross hosted an afternoon celebrating a diverse immigrant community in Kansas City. The event included Liberian poetry, performance art, live music, fashion and traditional dance. The event concluded with a sampling

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