Voters in Kansas City, by an overwhelming margin, voted to lower penalties for marijuana possession of 35 grams or less.

Also in Kansas City, a measure to greatly reduce penalties for the possession of small amounts of marijuana passed in a landslide. Adults caught with 35 grams or less of pot will be fined $25, with no jail time. Prosecutors say violators will have a record of marijuana possession, which will not look good on future employment background checks.

Voters in the Independence school district passed a ballot question that will authorize $38 million in bonds to fund a new elementary school and improvements to three high schools.
Kansas City Question 1: Streets, Bridges, Sidewalks: 100% Reporting
YES: 39,885 | 66%
NO:   20,622 | 34%

Kansas City Question 2: Flood Control: 100% Reporting
YES: 36,870 | 61%
NO:   23,390 | 39%

Kansas City Question 3: Public Buildings, Structures: 100% Reporting
YES:  40,420 | 67%
NO:   19,988  | 33%

Kansas City Question 5: Reduce Marijuana Penalties: 100% Reporting
YES: 42,814 | 71%
NO: 17,624   | 29%

Independence Public School Bonds: 100% Reporting
YES: 8,209  | 85%
NO:   1,454  | 15%

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