North Kansas City Council agrees to negotiate settlement with hospital

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After months of public and behind-the-scenes consternation, the North Kansas City Hospital sale discussion may find a timely conclusion both in the courts and in Jefferson City. The North Kansas City Council on Tuesday night voted after a closed session to try to settle a lawsuit against them filed by the city-owned hospital’s board of trustees.

That vote quietly preceded a bill landing on Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s desk that would require a public vote to approve any sale of the hospital.

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