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Daily Mail
Harvard University students describe Sean Spicer's new fellowship rolethe Institute of Politics' director in a statement about Spicer, Mook and their
Daily Mail / Posted 10 hours ago
the Institute of Politics' director in a statement about Spicer, Mook and their fellow 2017-2018 fellow Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James, Jr, the mayor of Kansas City. Spicer is pictured with Jason Chaffetz, who is currently a Fall Semester Fellow at... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
‘Buckle Up, Phone Down’ Day highlights dangers of distracted drivingthat when a person who is driving is also texting, they are 23 times more likel
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted yesterday
that when a person who is driving is also texting, they are 23 times more likely to be involved in a serious crash. Mayor Sly James expressed his support for the initiative. "We've gotten used to this idea that when that phone bings or dings or... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
Kansas City Council votes to require certain companies to pay higher minimum wagea 2017 law approved by Missouri legislators setting it back to $7.70 took effec
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted yesterday
a 2017 law approved by Missouri legislators setting it back to $7.70 took effect. Thursday, Kansas City Council and Mayor Sly James drew a line in the sand. “They want to preempt us when we do anything. So at some point in time you just have to... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
What would happen if Amazon brought 50,000 workers to your city? Ask Seattle.workforce, offered to de-annex 345 acres of its land and rename it the "City of
Stamford Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
workforce, offered to de-annex 345 acres of its land and rename it the "City of Amazon." Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Sly James purchased 1,000 items on Amazon and rated them all five stars. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans to... Read more
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Connecticut Post
What would happen if Amazon brought 50,000 workers to your city? Ask Seattle.workforce, offered to de-annex 345 acres of its land and rename it the "City of
Connecticut Post / Posted 2 days ago
workforce, offered to de-annex 345 acres of its land and rename it the "City of Amazon." Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Sly James purchased 1,000 items on Amazon and rated them all five stars. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans to... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
As KC delivers bid to Seattle, local leaders react to KC region’s bid to be home to Amazon’s next headquartersattitude. We are happy to join forces with our regional partners to highlight o
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 2 days ago
attitude. We are happy to join forces with our regional partners to highlight our area’s advantages to Amazon.” KCMO Mayor Sly James “I believe Kansas City is competitive with any city in the world. I’m extremely proud of the bid produced by our... Read more
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Philly.com
What would happen if Amazon brought 50,000 workers to your city? Ask SeattleAmazon’s Seattle workforce, offered to de-annex 345 acres of its land and renam
Philly.com / Posted 2 days ago
Amazon’s Seattle workforce, offered to de-annex 345 acres of its land and rename it the “City of Amazon.” Kansas City Mayor Sly James purchased 1,000 items on Amazon.com and rated them all five stars. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio even announced... Read more
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CNET
Silliness aside, Amazon now has to pick a new second homeproduct's review page. "The idea was easy -- make Kansas City the most well-re
CNET / Posted 2 days ago
product's review page. "The idea was easy -- make Kansas City the most well-reviewed city on Amazon," Mayor Sylvester "Sly" James Jr. said in a statement. Now, with the next leg of the Amazon lottery starting Friday, many of those... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
Chula Vista faces tough competition in bid for new Amazon Headquartershaven't released details, but some have been sweetening the pot with crazy stun
KGTV San Diego / Posted 2 days ago
haven't released details, but some have been sweetening the pot with crazy stunts to draw attention. In Kansas City, Mayor Sly James bought 1,000 items off of Amazon and wrote a review on each of them, using it as a chance to tout his city's... Read more
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Boston Herald
6 wacky ways cities are trying to win Amazon's new headquartersCity, Mo., where the mayor’s office worked with a local ad agency in executing
Boston Herald / Posted 2 days ago
City, Mo., where the mayor’s office worked with a local ad agency in executing a “five star” scheme. With their help, Mayor Sly James ordered 1,000 items from Amazon, representing 117 products, and wrote five-star reviews for each that doubled as... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
Groups weigh funding solutions for critically needed Buck O’Neil Bridge repairscost around $50 million. “We don`t have the money to build the new bridge, and
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 3 days ago
cost around $50 million. “We don`t have the money to build the new bridge, and that`s the problem,” added Redline. Mayor Sly James and City Manager Troy Schulte asked for $40 million in federal funds to help replace the bridge, which would cost a... Read more
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WSMV Nashville
Cities make last-ditch effort for Amazon's second headquarterscity of Amazon. In the last week, more cities have come forward with more out-
WSMV Nashville / Posted 3 days ago
city of Amazon. In the last week, more cities have come forward with more out-of-the-box approaches. Kansas City Mayor Sly James has given five-star reviews to 1,000 random items on Amazon's website. He also found a way to tie in Kansas City's... Read more
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FOX Carolina
Cities make last-ditch effort for Amazon's second headquarterscity of Amazon. In the last week, more cities have come forward with more out-
FOX Carolina / Posted 3 days ago
city of Amazon. In the last week, more cities have come forward with more out-of-the-box approaches. Kansas City Mayor Sly James has given five-star reviews to 1,000 random items on Amazon's website. He also found a way to tie in Kansas City's... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
Cities make last-ditch effort for Amazon's second headquarterscity of Amazon. In the last week, more cities have come forward with more out-
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 3 days ago
city of Amazon. In the last week, more cities have come forward with more out-of-the-box approaches. Kansas City Mayor Sly James has given five-star reviews to 1,000 random items on Amazon's website. He also found a way to tie in Kansas City's... Read more
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FOX 12 Oregon
Cities make last-ditch effort for Amazon's second headquarterscity of Amazon. In the last week, more cities have come forward with more out-
FOX 12 Oregon / Posted 3 days ago
city of Amazon. In the last week, more cities have come forward with more out-of-the-box approaches. Kansas City Mayor Sly James has given five-star reviews to 1,000 random items on Amazon's website. He also found a way to tie in Kansas City's... Read more
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Eyewitness News 3 Hartford
Cities make last-ditch effort for Amazon's second headquarterscity of Amazon. In the last week, more cities have come forward with more out-
Eyewitness News 3 Hartford / Posted 3 days ago
city of Amazon. In the last week, more cities have come forward with more out-of-the-box approaches. Kansas City Mayor Sly James has given five-star reviews to 1,000 random items on Amazon's website. He also found a way to tie in Kansas City's... Read more
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FOX 5 Las Vegas
Cities make last-ditch effort for Amazon's second headquarterscity of Amazon. In the last week, more cities have come forward with more out-
FOX 5 Las Vegas / Posted 3 days ago
city of Amazon. In the last week, more cities have come forward with more out-of-the-box approaches. Kansas City Mayor Sly James has given five-star reviews to 1,000 random items on Amazon's website. He also found a way to tie in Kansas City's... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Southern California cities to submit bids for Amazon's new headquarters sitereview for each that touted the city. “The idea was easy – make Kansas City th
Los Angeles Times / Posted 3 days ago
review for each that touted the city. “The idea was easy – make Kansas City the most-well reviewed city on Amazon,” Mayor Sly James boasted in a news release. But the submissions that will be delivered by Thursday’s deadline won’t rely on such... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
MO: MCI Campaign Fund-Raising Tops $1 Millionbond initiative. That campaign collected slightly more than $900,000, according
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 3 days ago
bond initiative. That campaign collected slightly more than $900,000, according to state reports. Kansas City Mayor Sly James said Tuesday that he was somewhat disappointed with the single-terminal war chest so far. "I thought we'd be a... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
Which city will win Amazon? Deadline draws near for final bidstheir city's name to 'Amazon.' Birmingham, Alabama, constructed and placed larg
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 4 days ago
their city's name to 'Amazon.' Birmingham, Alabama, constructed and placed large Amazon boxes all around the city. “Mayor Sly James, known for his social media savvy, recently purchased 1,000 items on Amazon.com. But here’s the kicker: within each... Read more
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The Hill
Cities throw themselves at Amazon as deadline loomsgoing to do anyway.” Already, some cities have gone to creative lengths to att
The Hill / Posted 6 days ago
going to do anyway.” Already, some cities have gone to creative lengths to attract the HQ2 site. Kansas City Mayor Sly James bought and reviewed 1,000 products on Amazon produced in his home city, including wind chimes, a child’s Halloween... Read more
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KOMU Columbia
Missouri Business Flash: Three Columbia startups receive a a total of $125,000said Missouri is a national leader and home of innovation according to the St.
KOMU Columbia / Posted 8 days ago
said Missouri is a national leader and home of innovation according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Kansas City Mayor Sly James and sports broadcaster Joe Buck also posted videos on twitter as to why Kansas City and St. Louis, respectively,... Read more
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology
MO: Kansas City Council Ordinance Makes Doubly Sure No Taxpayer Money Goes to MCImake its way through the normal committee process. As such, it needed nine vote
Aircraft Maintenance Technology / Posted 8 days ago
make its way through the normal committee process. As such, it needed nine votes to pass; it received 11. Kansas City Mayor Sly James and councilwoman Jolie Justus were not present at Thursday's meeting. "No city funds will be used or appropriated... Read more
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Mashable
Kansas City mayor may have the thirstiest bid yet for Amazon's new headquartersKansas City, Missouri, is taking the competition to the next level. In a despe
Mashable / Posted 9 days ago
Kansas City, Missouri, is taking the competition to the next level. In a desperate attempt to win Jeff Bezos' heart, Mayor Sly James took the time to buy and review 1,000 items on Amazon, throwing out 5 stars like his life depended on it and... Read more
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Fortune
Kansas City's Mayor Reviewed 1,000 Products on Amazon to Promote his City's Bid for HQ2hotshots are petitioning Bezos to choose New York City. Now another city is ge
Fortune / Posted 9 days ago
hotshots are petitioning Bezos to choose New York City. Now another city is getting in on the action. Kansas City’s mayor Sly James apparently really wants to get the retailer’s attention, so he bought 1,000 Amazon products on Wednesday, and... Read more
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Boston Globe
This mayor purchased 1,000 products on Amazon just to get the company’s attentionjust purchase and review 1,000 different products on — you guessed it — Amazon’
Boston Globe / Posted 9 days ago
just purchase and review 1,000 different products on — you guessed it — Amazon’s website. At least that’s the method Mayor Sly James of Kansas City, Missouri, is using. The city leader has even created a website for the mission, complete with the... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
Mayor reveals campaign to attract Amazon HQ to KCKANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mayor Sly James posted a video Wednesday outlying his plan t
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 10 days ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mayor Sly James posted a video Wednesday outlying his plan to attract Amazon’s eye. Kansas City Mayor Sly James tweeted early Wednesday morning that he will make an announcement at 3 p.m. Mayor James’ tweeted a photo of himseld... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
Mayor Sly James hints his announcement this afternoon will be about AmazonKANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Mayor Sly James tweeted early Wednesday morning
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 10 days ago
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Mayor Sly James tweeted early Wednesday morning that he will make an announcement at 3 p.m., and due to the clues in the photo that accompanied the tweet, it appears the announcement will having something to do with... Read more
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FOX 4 Kansas City
Shortly after KC sees its 113th homicide of the year, Heartland Coalition Against Gun Violence will host forum on gun violenceat the Success Center at UMKC. The forum will feature a panel of people discus
FOX 4 Kansas City / Posted 12 days ago
at the Success Center at UMKC. The forum will feature a panel of people discussing how gun violence affects kids. Mayor Sly James will also be there, as well as the mother of a Sandy Hook student murdered in 2013. The forum comes after Kansas... Read more

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