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Monday, 14, August, 2017
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Last week, Mayor Sly James was on POTUS radio with Tim Farley on Sirius XM. Check it out! LISTEN NOW
Thursday, 10, August, 2017
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Kansas City faces historic inequities that cities and states across the United States have struggled to overcome for as long as this nation has existed. We don’t run from the hard work of progress, however. Justice, equality and fairness are … Read More »
Wednesday, 05, July, 2017
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The Arts are fundamental to the heritage of Kansas City. It would be hard to imagine our city any other way. We’re considered the birthplace of jazz, giving names to artists like Bennie Moten, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, and Charlie … Read More »
Wednesday, 28, June, 2017
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Join the City of Kansas City, Missouri,  Mayor Sly James, and the Kansas City Coalition for Digital Inclusion for Digital Inclusion Awareness Day on July 15. This free community event will provide citizens with the opportunity to sign-up for low … Read More »
Friday, 05, May, 2017
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Friends, Healthy debate is how good decisions are made and how all voices are heard. However, the recent effort to stall plans for a downtown convention hotel, is more about making noise than being heard. The issue of whether to … Read More »
Monday, 06, March, 2017
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As a kid, growing up at 44th and Montgall, I watched my father work hard to provide for our family. He and my mother often held as many as four jobs between them in order to send my brothers and … Read More »
Wednesday, 01, February, 2017
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“This is not about who we oppose or fear. This is about who we are and who we want to be.” There is simply no getting around the fact that we are in the midst of polarizing times. Because of … Read More »
Friday, 23, December, 2016
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“The basic infrastructure of our city is something we inherit, and must improve, to hand down to our kids and grandkids. We make our living because of it. We explore and enjoy our city because of it. And we make … Read More »
Wednesday, 07, December, 2016
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Friends, Starting this week, you will hear a lot of discussion about a G.O., or general obligation, bond package that voters will be asked to approve in April. Conversation is starting now because it’s a significant investment, but one that … Read More »
Wednesday, 26, October, 2016
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As mayor, the safety and protection of our city is a top priority for me. This isn’t platitude – this is my commitment, and it requires cooperation among not only the city and my office but the cooperation of law … Read More »

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