A popular topic of discussion among my friends is the DNA mail-in service that provides a snapshot of one’s ancestry. After sending a simple swab of saliva to a laboratory, they discovered with a high degree of certainty their ancestral origins.
Leaders of the Olathe School District are asking voters to approve a $156 million bond issue in a mail-in election that stretches from May 18 to June 7. For a district that prides itself on good planning, it’s disconcerting that Olathe officials didn’t ask for some of these funds three years ago in another bond package.
There’s a niche in this world for people who are willing to try, sometimes fail and try again. Careers can thrive with attitudes of “Maybe, maybe not,” and “What if we tried this” and “I’ll see if I can come up with something.”
I’ve always tried to surround myself with funny people. So when my friend died unexpectedly, I was not only grieving the loss of someone dear to me, but also for the person who for decades had made me laugh harder and longer than anyone.
Normally, the opinion of one of a rural state’s legislators wouldn’t matter much outside of her own state, if that, during a presidential nomination process, but 2016 is proving to be anything but a typical election year. Lenexa state Rep. Amanda Grosserode will hold power at the GOP convention this year.
Staffers at the KC Pet Project are truly grateful for their efforts and were given a valuable reminder about kindness and reserving judgment — something they try to espouse daily working with their shelter pets.