Students will participate in the state Sunflower Spelling Bee today at Fort Hays State University. The winner will advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., this spring.
The issue is not that women are incapable of success in STEM fields science, technology, engineering and math but rather that they are not exposed to it early on or can be intimidated by the male-dominated world. Throughout Kansas City, groups such as the KC STEM Alliance, Science Pioneers and Society of Women Engineers are working to show young girls that STEM careers can be as rewarding as they are fun.
Services at Johnson County’s financially troubled mental health center are going to be changing for the 10,000 people who seek help there every year.
Johnson County Sheriff Frank Denning and county commissioners clashed last week over an audit that suggested the sheriff’s office could save $2.9 million a year by reassigning to civilians many positions now staffed by deputies.
Johnson County shelter for victims of domestic violence wants to expand bedrooms, counseling space and children’s center.
Board rejects two proposals to shift some students in the fall.
Helen LaValley of Shawnee has been named volunteer of the year by the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. Another Safehome worker, therapist Shirley Collins of Overland Park, was named outstanding advocate.