2023 MARC news in review

Jan 09, 2024
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The history of racial discrimination in housing still impacts the Kansas City region today

The relationship between race and housing in the United States has a long past and a lasting impact. Understanding this relationship in the Kansas City region is critical for comprehending the housing patterns we have today and planning a more equitable tomorrow.

Assessing the affordable housing gap

A lack of nearly 64,000 affordable rental units in the Kansas City region leaves low-income households with limited options.

Age-friendly parks serve residents of all abilities

A group representing cities that participate in the KC Communities for All Ages recognition program visited two new age-friendly parks in Johnson County.

Missouri officially recognizes 911 dispatchers as first responders

A new law reclassified public safety communications personnel as first responders, allowing them to access state-funded mental health resources.

Recycle Better flyer will help you recycle right

The new Recycle Better flyer gives clear, updated guidelines on what should and should not go in your curbside recycling bin in the Kansas City region.

Protecting your health and the environment on Ozone Alert days

March 1 is the beginning of ozone season. Know what to do to protect your health and reduce pollution in the event of an Ozone Alert.

A prescription for proper disposal

Nearly 70% of Americans take at least one prescription drug regularly, and more than half take two, according to the Mayo Clinic. That translates to a large amount of leftover pills and prescription bottles that eventually have to go somewhere. In the Kansas City area, there are many safe disposal options.

Walking in the fall is the way to go to get around the region

KC Walks inspired the Kansas City region to walk, bike and stroll in the fall.