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3 Kansas City Council members boycott committee meeting

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Three Kansas City Council members boycotted a committee meeting as a dispute with another council member escalated. The three council members say they refused to attend a committee meeting Wednesday because Mayor Quinton Lucas has not removed Councilwoman Teresa Loar as chairwoman of the the Transportation, Infrastructure and Operations Committee. They are upset with comments Loar, who is white, made to Councilwoman Melissa Robinson, who is Black, in July. They contend the comments were racist and mocked Robinson’s intelligence. Loar says she’s apologized to Robinson three times and took implicit bias training after the confrontation. 

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