The one with some forward progress

Jason and Nick held the show back a day this week as they awaiting a decision from the Lee's Summit R-7 Board of Education on the district's equity plan. The duo takes a look at the vote and what that means going forward.

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Equity and the LSR7 Board — Where do we go from here?

Much like the topic they were discussing (or maybe you think the word should be avoiding), last week's Lee's Summit R-7 School District Board of Education meeting was at times both difficult and awkward. Let's face it, there was a lot to unpack there. Nick and Jason attempt to break it down and ponder whether some board members' opposition actually display a reason for more conversation on bias and equity.

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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 the R-7 School Board

As the local election season kicks into gear, hosts Jason Norbury and Nick Parker introduce residents to the four candidates running for two seats on the Lee's Summit R-7 School District Board of Education. The duo hold short conversations with each candidate, covering why they're running, how they envision serving the district and communicating with their constituency. They are joined (in alphabetical order) by incumbent Julie Doane, Michael McMenus, Ryan Murdock and John Schuler.

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