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Gaming boom now a bust for small town
"As a tough economy wrecked municipal budgets across the country, North Kansas City seemed to be above it all, able to afford well-kept parks, a modern community center and even a community fiberoptic network."
However, a Kansas City Star report has revealed that the once affluent community of about 4,000 residents is now facing a budget shortfall of about $10 million. With FOI filings and the help of computer-assisted reporting, Steve Everly and Allison Prang look at what faces the small town next.