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Development

Unusual tiny hospital proposed for Roeland Park

Embree Asset Group of Texas is proposing an eight-bed inpatient hospital plus emergency department to be located near the corner of Roe Boulevard and Johnson Drive in Roeland Park. The development site, owned by Kansas City-based Commerce Bank, would include a new banking facility as well as the independent hospital, which may be named the Hospital of Roeland Park.

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Email from Prairie Village mayor leads to dispute with some council members

An email that Prairie Village Mayor Laura Wassmer sent to some members of the City Council last week — expressing concerns over discussions surrounding the 2017 budget — led to accusations Monday that she was attempting to quell dissent.In the email, Wassmer wrote that the morale of city staff was suffering following the council’s July 5 meeting, at which time some council members raised questions about city salaries and a pay raise pool proposed in the budget.

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A glimpse of what Meadowbrook park, development will have to offer

When it is finished, the approximately 130 acres of the former Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club in Prairie Village — bounded by 91st and 95th Streets and Roe and Nall avenues — will be transformed into single and multi-family dwellings, senior living and an inn with 5,000 square feet of retail, plus a park that will be the largest in northeast Johnson County.

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Working to cure cancer in the high school science lab

High school seniors from Johnson County who won honors at an international science competition this month came out of two specialized Johnson County high school biology programs that have offered them the opportunity to use equipment and techniques many scholars do not experience until graduate school or beyond.

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Benedictine students get the OK to rebrand Roeland Park

The Roeland Park City Council on Monday approved a branding agreement with Benedictine College to overhaul the city’s identity in order to attract new residents and new businesses in the future. Work on the rebranding project will begin as early as June and could be done by December.

Videos

Mother of Orlando victim: In my son’s DNA that ‘love always trumps hate'

Christine Leinonen, mother of Orlando shooting victim Christopher Leinonen, spoke of her son's support for Hillary Clinton and called for gun reform in an emotional speech at the Democratic National Convention. Leinonen was part of several consecutive speeches on gun reform Wednesday at the Philadelphia convention.
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Mother of Orlando victim: In my son’s DNA that ‘love always trumps hate' 4:56

Mother of Orlando victim: In my son’s DNA that ‘love always trumps hate'

Charleston shooting survivors​ at DNC​: ​'​Together we can heal. Together we can love​'​ 3:31

Charleston shooting survivors​ at DNC​: ​'​Together we can heal. Together we can love​'​

Joe Biden: Donald Trump is full of malarkey 3:24

Joe Biden: Donald Trump is full of malarkey

Tim Kaine accepts VP nomination — and works on Trump impersonation 2:13

Tim Kaine accepts VP nomination — and works on Trump impersonation