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Appeals court upholds authority of charter cities

An appeals court on Tuesday denied a constitutional challenge to the Kansas City Council's controversial repeal of a voter-passed light-rail initiative. A committee led by light-rail activist Clay Chastain (pictured on Jan. 16, 2008, prior to filing a challenge to Kansas City's repeal of a voter-approved light-rail plan) had sued Kansas City after the City Council voted in November 2007 to repeal a light-rail plan passed a year earlier. The voters had enacted an ordinance that extended the city's three-eighths-cent transportation sales tax to build, operate and maintain a light-rail system.

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Appeals court OKs light rail repeal

An appeals court has denied a constitutional challenge to the Kansas City Council’s controversial repeal of a voter-passed light-rail initiative. Light-rail activist Clay Chastain had sued Kansas City after the City Council voted in November 2007 to repeal a light-rail ...

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Best Rainmaker: Herb Kohn

Herb Kohn is reluctant to call himself Missouri’s best rainmaker, but viewable from his office window are several large-scale projects that demonstrate the results the Bryan Cave lawyer is capable of producing. From his window in the One Kansas City ...

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