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Petition drive threatens Plaza site for Polsinelli Shughart

Now that the Kansas City Council has overridden a veto from the mayor, Polsinelli Shughart chairman Russ Welsh says its original plan for Country Club Plaza site is still an option for the firm’s headquarters. But it’s only an option if the project can meet the firm’s moving deadline.

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Kansas City settles with former mayor’s aide

A former aide to Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser settled a claim against the mayor and the city for $125,000. The Kansas City Council voted on Thursday to settle the suit, using money from the mayor’s office’s budget. Funkhouser abstained ...

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Top Stories of 2009: Mayor’s long legal battle ends quietly

One of Jackson County’s most anticipated trials of 2009 was expected to begin in July. But cooler heads prevailed and reached an anti-climactic settlement the day before opening arguments were scheduled. The Kansas City Council voted 7-3 to settle former ...

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Two lawyers vie for KC mayoral seat

Attorneys are starting to line up for the Kansas City mayor's office. More than 16 months away from the election, two area lawyers are looking to unseat Mayor Mark Funkhouser.

Mike Burke (pictured) is the most recent to put in a mayoral bid for the February 2011 election, and Sly James, of the Sly James Law Firm in Kansas City, has been raising money for his campaign all year.

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Suit against KC, mayor settles as trial looms

One of Jackson County’s most anticipated trials of the year was expected to begin today. But as so often happens in civil cases, cooler heads prevailed and reached a settlement. The Kansas City Council voted 7-3 last week to settle ...

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