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Cities to split cost of mental health professional

Under a newly expanded program through the Johnson County Mental Health Center, 13 Johnson County cities will soon have mental health professionals on-call who can come to the scene of these emergencies, keep situations from escalating and help the people get the psychiatric or counseling assistance they needed.

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Former commissioner faces political newcomer

In the race for Clay County western commissioner, Pam Mason, a former Clay County commissioner, looks to return to the commission. In the GOP primary she faces Paul Evans. The winner of that race will face Democrat Gene Owen in November.

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Treasurer, sheriff and public administrator not contested

Because candidates for Platte County treasurer, sheriff and public administrator face no primary or November opposition, they have clear path to election. Robert Willard is the incumbent treasurer, and Mark Owen is currently the sheriff. Seeking to become public administrator is Jera Pruitt.

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Crowdfunding is finding fascinating uses in the Kansas City area

Crowdfunding, a way of raising money on the internet, is becoming a popular way to help individuals, businesses and nonprofits. People all around Kansas City use crowdfunding to support their businesses or raise funds for a study abroad trip, among other reasons. Read the stories of five people who found luck with crowdfunding sites.

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Sights and sounds from Waterfest in Excelsior Springs

Excelsior Spring's annual Waterfest celebrates the town's mineral water heritage. The festival returned downtown in 2016, and took place along Thompson Avenue.
Jill Toyoshiba jtoyoshiba@kcstar.com
Sights and sounds from Waterfest in Excelsior Springs 1:24

Sights and sounds from Waterfest in Excelsior Springs

National Women's Indoor Tennis Championships draws athletes 65 years old and over to Overland Park 1:40

National Women's Indoor Tennis Championships draws athletes 65 years old and over to Overland Park

Parents behind Kelsey Smith Act react to bill’s rejection in Congress 2:57

Parents behind Kelsey Smith Act react to bill’s rejection in Congress

Seniors don't let age get in the way of a good song 2:22

Seniors don't let age get in the way of a good song