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Posted September 23, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Northeast News
September 24, 2014

Expecting that important letter from a long lost cousin? Check from the government? Well if you’re relying on the United States Postal Service to deliver that, better get a plan B in place because these days, delivering mail or keeping stamps in stock isn’t at the top of the Post Office’s priority list. This news-pooch has had no less that five pieces of mail come back as undeliverable despite the addresses on said mail being perfect. Two pieces were addressed to this city’s Parks Department on 63rd Street, another two to a North End apartment building that’s been in the same spot for almost 30 years, and lastly, an incoming piece to this address that was returned as undeliverable.

This doggie isn’t the sharpest egg in the basket but is relatively certain you don’t pick

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    Avenue Buzzing with new construction

    Northeast News
    September 17, 2014

    There’s a flurry of construction on Independence Avenue these days and it’s not all centered on the demolition of the old Benton Theater at Independence and Benton Boulevards. This news-dog has caught wind of a number of new construction projects that will positively impact the Eastern end of Northeast’s primary thoroughfare. First up, McDonald’s will be getting an extreme makeover at Independence and Hardesty. A spankin new Golden Arches restaurant will be the end result. Trotting down to Independence and Wilson, the Express Stop Phillips 66 will be razed and a

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    Trashy Tax

    Northeast News
    September 10, 2014

    Don’t look for any of the heated discussions on the illegal dumping issue to die down any time soon, especially after the bureaucrats at city hall approved a deal last week to hike the extra trash bag fee on residents. Given the 25 percent hike this year, 150 percent over the life of the fee, this crafty newshound looks for illegal dumping to spike upwards as residents won’t pay the extra freight for the extra trash bags. Couple that with the ongoing debacle that is the “Bulky Item” pick-up mess and

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    Drive-Gate – The controversy rages on

    Northeast News
    September 3, 2014

    There’s recently been quite a bit of fur flyin’ on social media in regards to the status of the Cliff Drive Scenic By-Way and whether the gates should be open or permanently closed. The issue at hand – perceived out-of-control illegal dumping and illicit activity. This news-dog isn’t buying the hype.

    Online petitions started at www.moveon.org that seek closure of the 2.8 mile state scenic byway to automobile traffic are misleading and short-sighted to say the least, garnering signatures from as far away as Washington

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    Due Process is Over-rated

    Northeast News
    August 27, 2014

    Well it appears that Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is “down with the struggle” as it were. Last week, in a much promoted You Tube video, Governor Jay Nixon promised vigorous prosecution of the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot and killed a local thug. This crafty news canine thinks the Governor is once again playin’ to his base in a lame attempt to curry favor with a specific demographic.

    Governor Nixon, this news-dog thinks you of all people should know the definition of Due Process,

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    Business Killer

    Northeast News
    August 20, 2014

    Streetcar proponents have long ballyhooed their scheme as an economic driver for local business, citing that the streetcar will spur economic development. Sadly, however, that is not the case as a number of City Market area businesses are suffering 30-50 percent declines in business due to the traffic snarling construction along Third and Fifth Streets and Grand Avenue.

    This news driven canine has talked with more than a few business owners who’ve indicated they’re merely “hanging on” due to the construction that continues to block

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    Déjà vu all over again

    Northeast News
    August 13, 2014

    “You ain’t seen the last of Ernest T. Bass” harkened the infamous character from the classic Andy Griffith television series from the 1960′s. But like both Ernest T and Clay Chastain, this Mayor and his tax and spend accomplices from the city council just won’t give up. They want your tax money to implement an antiquated form of transportation down secondary arteries in Kansas City’s urban core.

    The Mayor says it’s ridiculous to think that the rail issue will go away. No Mr. Mayor, what’s

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    Because basic infrastructure is boring and oh so passe’

    Northeast News
    August 6, 2014

    The debate rages on. Streetcar v. infrastructure. Some would say the two are synonymous. This smart lil’ pooch disagrees strongly.

    The streetcar proponents are all agog with a glitzy, new form of trendy, hipster transportation that promises all sorts of ec-devo all along its two plus mile route on Independence Avenue. Basic city infrastructure proponents point to an Avenue in dire need of repair complete with crumbling sidewalks and a driving surface that resembles more of a moonscape than it does a city street.

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    Shall not be infringed…

    Northeast News
    July, 30, 2014

    Once again the Mayor of our fair city, followed blindly by the City Council is attempting a high handed gun grab and this CCW carryin’ pooch is none too pleased.

    Last week, the Mayor lobbied heavily at the city’s Public Safety Committee meeting that he’d like to see open carry banned in Kansas City, Mo. The city is not a battleground he said. Using fear mongering, inflammatory language like this little gem: “How much would you shop at the Plaza if you walk down there

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    Word parsing and endorsement games

    Northeast News
    July 23, 2014

    Step right this way folks, catch the magical mystery snake oil salesman at his very best. Yessiree, you too can be the proud owner of a ballot initiative you just really didn’t understand and will pay for dearly for years to come. This carefully crafted news-pooch urges some very careful analysis of the ballot initiatives being decided in the Aug. 5th primary election.

    First and foremost, the Toy Train Streetcar initiative (Question A), if approved, promises the same kind of traffic snarling steel plates and

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