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CommunityKC is a map of "good things" happening in Kansas City. The site provides information on small-scale, grassroots neighborhood projects such as community gardens, cleanup days and home repair programs. Use this online mapping tool to find employment assistance and workforce training, social services, home repair, education, healthy living services, and much more.

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Official directory of the U.S. Congress. It contains short biographies of each member of the Senate and House and additional data, such as committee memberships, room and telephone numbers, and more. It also lists officials of the courts, military establishments, and other Federal departments and agencies.

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Annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry. The series is useful for studying the economic activity of small areas; analyzing economic changes over time; and as a benchmark for statistical series, surveys, and databases between economic censuses.

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Wildly entertaining and informative, Dave Leip's Atlas covers presidential, U.S. senatorial, and gubernatorial elections, polls, and predictions. Coverage varies by state for the senatorial and gubernatorial elections, but the presidential elections covers 1789–2012. It also includes an Electoral College calculator, which really shows how complicated this process is.

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Digital Public Library of America

DPLA connects people to the riches held within America's libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format.

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This site provides detailed information on not only the two main political parties, but the big three Third parties—Constitution, Green and Libertarian, and smaller Third parties such as the Prohibition Party, the Piraty Party and the Socialist Workers Party. It even covers "other parties" that have yet to endorse or field any candidate for office, such as the American Eagle Party and the Canary Party. Interesting stuff.

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Kansas City's Spanish/English bilingual newspaper.

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The Economic Census profiles American business every 5 years, from the national to the local level.

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Current Federal economic indicators. Sections include: Employment, Income, International, Money, Output, Prices, Production, and Transportation.

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With its focus on online degrees, distance learning and continuing education; Education Center is a huge directory of online and on-campus career education. It also has a good career search section.

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