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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.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/07/14/3721992/long-spending-spree-is-bad-memory.html#storylink=cpy
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