Budgets and mediation

The City's budget for the next year has been approved and Jason & Nick discuss what the LS R-7's School District's new plan for mediation between the Board of Education and the Superintendent means for its equity plan.

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Monday NewsLink

The news, happenings and events from around Lee's Summit — your Monday NewsLink is here.

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Eating wings for the greater good

You read that right. This week is your opportunity to eat some wings and do some good. Lee’s Summit attorney Chris Turney joins the show to talk about his Wings 4 Water charity event taking place Thursday night in the parking lot at Bridge Space in downtown Lee’s Summit. Before Jason and Nick get to the wings, though, they talk a little about a proposed office development in downtown Lee’s Summit and how the developer has made changes to the plan based on feedback from area residents, property owners and other stakeholders.

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Looking forward and celebrating arts in our schools

It’s Arts in Education week. Nick and Jason sit down with Jeannine Akins and Aimee Fresia, of the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District, to talk about the role the arts play in our schools, as well as some of the programming going on in the district. But before they get there, the guys point out some upcoming opportunities for residents to make their voices heard on the future of our City.

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An entrepreneurial dream takes flight

We're a day late with this week's episode. But we have a good reason. We wanted to record live from a cool new development in town. Wednesday night, Jason and Nick attended the launch party for the new Bridge Space Lee's Summit. The downtown-based entrepreneurial hub and coworking space has been the dream of local business owner Ben Rao for several years. This week, the dream became reality. During the party, the duo grabbed Ben, and some of the guests (including Mayor Bill Baird), to talk about the space and what it could mean for the continued growth of the city.

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Apparently, every vote does matter

"One man can make a difference." That line was in the opening sequence for the 80s tv show, Knight Rider. Tuesday night in Lee's Summit, the words rang true as a pair of City Council raises were won by the narrowest of margins — one by just 5 votes. Lee's Summit Town Hall hosts Jason Norbury and Nick Parker break down the spring 2018 municipal election offer some thoughts on what we can learn from the results and how the next Council body may conduct its business. For full election results, visit Link 2 Lee's Summit's elections page.

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A final look at the candidates and issues

This election season has been a long strange trip, man. With one week to go before the Tuesday's election, Nick and Jason take final look at the candidates and the issues voters are mulling before heading to the polls. But first, the duo takes a moment to scold the involved parties for how the season's biggest issue — compensation for City employees — has been handled. The rhetoric, they say, has prevented not only effective dialogue, but also an actual solution to the problem.

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Meet your candidates for City Council District 1

A preview of this week's City Council meeting where amongst a lengthy agenda sit continuing discussions on increasing pay for City employees and how to fund it and the voter-mandated code of ethics. Will the Council vote to take action on these and more? Jason and Nick are curious what will happen before the election. In the show's second segment, the duo introduces you to the two candidates running for City Council district 1. The incumbent, Diane Forte is being challenged by Robert Dye.

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Here comes the pitch; will the Council decide to swing

Here they are, digging into the batter's box. Thursday's public meeting marks the Lee's Summit City Council's 4th trip to plate and Lee's Summit Town Hall hosts Jason Norbury and Nick Parker wonder if once again they'll keep the bat on their shoulders and watch the pitch go by.

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The can's been kicked, squashed and sent flying

That moment you realize the ethics can just hasn't been kicked, but also been run over and trapped under the rear bumper of a City Council member's car and dragged down the road with sparks flying.

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