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Community

Dress for success on a budget

Choosing versatile staple pieces, assembling items over time and frequenting the right stores is key to putting together a closet full of quality clothing that doesn’t cost a fortune.

Personal Finance

The case of the $20 drip

This is a story about “Vanessa,” a married, professional mother of one, and the potential cash flow pitfalls that she faces on a monthly basis. Vanessa is a sucker for a deal and frequently finds creative ways to justify even a seemingly frivolous purchase.

Joco Opinion

Baptism by fur, part deux

A month ago, I described in my column how joyful/fearful I was as I anticipated an extended grand-dog-sitting gig. I predicted the Christmas tree would get knocked over. Holiday miracle: It didn’t. But everything else took a direct hit. Socks have been stolen out of laundry baskets, gloves swiped off tabletops, rugs moved across rooms. The newly refinished wood floors have been “broken in,” and REM sleep cycles have been annihilated.

Shawnee & Lenexa

Lenexa townhouse project stalls

The Lenexa City Council recently decided to end its agreement with the developer for a project that would have built 61 townhomes with attached garages on 3.4 acres north of 87th Street Parkway on Penrose Lane.

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KCP&L warns customers of phone scam

KCP&L said the imposter typically calls customers of a past-due bill and demands immediate payment to avoid service disconnections. In some cases, KCP&L said, the scam artist requests that the customer purchase a money gram or gift card to pay their bill

 

Videos

Basement fire damages Merriam house

A basement fire early Wednesday damaged the ceiling to the bathroom of a single-story Merriam house. The fire was reported about 4 a.m. at the house in the 6000 block of Hemlock Street. No one was injured. (Video courtesy of the Overland Park Fire Department)
Overland Park Fire Department
Basement fire damages Merriam house 0:36

Basement fire damages Merriam house

NIC's 'Blue Room' is where the company plans for the future with new technology 2:31

NIC's 'Blue Room' is where the company plans for the future with new technology

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