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CLAY COUNTY — Commissioners for Clay County extended its employment contract with Interim County Administrator Tom Salisbury for at least six months as search parameters for a permanent candidate continue to be defined.

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National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week runs this week, from April 11 to 17. This week honors thousands of men and women throughout the United States who answer emergency calls for assistance, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment and render life-saving, prearrival instruction…

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Director of the National Mississippi River Museum & Archives Jerry Enzler will present a free webinar on Jim Bridger, a legendary frontiersman, via Zoom at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 22.

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Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is suing four massage businesses he contends solicit prostitution.

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CLAY COUNTY — Tenants in Clay County impacted by the pandemic and struggling to pay rent and utilities now have a lifeline from Clay County in the form of an Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

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Gov. Mike Parson authorized a transfer of $300 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds from the State Treasury to the state’s UI Trust Fund to help keep the Trust Fund balance above the level that would trigger an increase in contribution tax rates for Missouri businesses.

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CLAY COUNTY — Vacant senior leadership positions in county administrative staff were filled. Several of the employees are familiar faces to some as they previously held similar positions in the county.

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CLAY COUNTY — After years and millions of taxpayer dollars wasted on lawsuits, Clay County leaders put an official end to its fight against the citizen-petitioned state audit of county operations. The news was announced in an open commission session held in commission chambers Wednesday, Feb…

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CLAY COUNTY — As of Sunday, Feb. 21, Clay County Public Health’s emergency order was updated, allowing restaurants, bars and taverns to resume operating according to normally permitted hours.

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LIBERTY — Late Wednesday, Jan. 27, Liberty Fire Chief John Mills said North Kansas City and North Kansas City Hospital joined cooperative efforts with other cities in Clay County, Clay County Public Health Center and Liberty Hospital to craft a mass COVID-19 vaccination plan.

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CLAY COUNTY — After years of working as deputy clerk, county commissioners appointed Sandy Baldwin to the top spot in the county clerk’s office.

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CLAY COUNTY — The county public health center received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine this week. The shipment from Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services contained doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

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CLAY COUNTY — Keeping in tune with the new year, new leaders and new rules theme of the Monday, Jan. 4 county commission session, commissioners ordered work on the controversial Annex project paused and work to end state audit roadblocks to commence.

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CLAY COUNTY — In the first meeting of the new year and of the new Clay County Commission Monday, Jan. 4, commissioners Jerry Nolte, Jon Carpenter and Megan Thompson directed county staff and leaders to pause expenditures related to and construction at the proposed site of the new Clay County…

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CLAY COUNTY — The Western District Court of Appeals upheld a ruling made last year confirming Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway’s legal authority to conduct performance audits of Clay County government. The move is another blow to the repeated legal opposition from the county to the cit…

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CLAY COUNTY — A state audit of Clay County Collector Lydia McEvoy’s office gave her office an overall rating of “good.” The ranking is the second highest possible. The report is the fourth released as part of an ongoing state audit of Clay County that was initiated by citizen petition. Previ…

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CLAY COUNTY — Government officials in Clay County and Kansas City reached a settlement in the controversial Clay County Annex construction project. The agreement closes months of legal wrangling stemming from Kansas City issuing a stop order on the project in September for lack of a site dis…

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KANSAS CITY — Mid-Continent Public Library’s North Oak branch at 8700 N. Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, is closed until further notice due to potential COVID-19 exposure.

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After accepting nominations through mid-November, Clay County Economic Development Council announced Northland Keystone Award winners during this year’s award ceremony. Due to the pandemic, the event was held virtually this year on Friday, Dec. 4.

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KANSAS CITY – Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, in consultation with Kansas City Health Department Director Rex Archer and Emergency Medical Services Medical Director Erica Carney. has issued Safer at Home guidelines for a partial slowdown of activity in Kansas City as the community continues…

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In a letter to Clay County school districts, Director of Clay County Public Health Center Gary Zaborac offered updated options for conducting a winter sports season as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

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Across the country every year, hundreds of emergency responders are injured or killed while responding to incidents on roadways. Traffic incidents are the leading cause of death for emergency responders who represent fire, law enforcement, emergency medical services, towing, and transportati…