<![CDATA[Overland Park & Leawood News | KansasCity.com &]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/ en-us Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:41:10 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:41:10 CDT Overland Park & Leawood 60 interactive-ops@herald-leader.com Overland Park residents say city failed to live up to 2008 annexation promises http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article79654942.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 18:20:10 CDT

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Working to cure cancer in the high school science lab http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article78236337.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 21:22:42 CDT

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Two Johnson County students are named Presidential Scholars http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article78165617.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 17:05:06 CDT

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Developers want STAR bonds for BluHawk arena, Cosmosphere museum http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article78062422.html#storylink=rss The Overland Park City Council agreed Monday to ask the state if the project would qualify for the sales-tax bonds

The step is just one that the developers need to get public financing for the project

BluHawk development has begun at 159th Street and Antioch Road

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Overland Park a ‘nanny state’? Council raises tobacco sales age despite criticism http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article78058832.html#storylink=rss Overland Park becomes one of several metro-area cities to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco products

Age will now be 21, not 18

The council debated the change for an hour, with three council members decrying the ordinance as over-regulation

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Tue, 17 May 2016 09:59:45 CDT

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Helping girl’s stepdad get his citizenship leads to ‘Kindest Kansas Citian’ award http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article77273892.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 16:14:24 CDT

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Pets join the workforce, and their people love the result http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article76811192.html#storylink=rss Presence of pets is changing workplaces all over town

The effects are rubbing off on customers, too

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Tue, 10 May 2016 16:43:23 CDT

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Hockey arena, hotels and Cosmosphere museum get Overland Park planners’ OK http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article76752837.html#storylink=rss Parts of the BluHawk development at 159th and Antioch in Overland Park now go to the OP City Council

Residents complained about traffic, hockey arena

If completed as proposed, BluHawk development would be one of the largest in the Kansas City area

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City objects, but Overland Park planners OK Brookridge proposal — again http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article76729497.html#storylink=rss Overland Park planning commission approves rezoning for Brookridge Golf and Fitness Club at I-435 and Antioch Road

City staff recommended denial of rezoning

This is the fourth time the planning commission has approved the project but the city council has sent it back and then most recently denied it.

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Leawood’s Tavern at Mission Farms broadens its brunch menu http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article76579197.html#storylink=rss Fresh offerings include breakfast nachos, Caprese Benedicts and spiked fruit smoothies

Don’t miss the cinnamon doughnuts and crème brûlée French toast

The brunch menu is also served at Prairie Village’s Tavern in the Village

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Tomahawk treatment plant takes step toward $280 million rebuild http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article76577337.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 15:23:15 CDT

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Overland Park company buys 91 KFC and Taco Bell restaurants http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article75816492.html#storylink=rss The locations are in Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Florida

The company now operates 361 restaurants in 14 states with about 7,000 employees

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Dropped Brookridge lawsuit clears a path for Overland Park project http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article75419067.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 17:30:33 CDT

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Snubbed by teens, Overland Park police officer finds a way to connect http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article75398342.html#storylink=rss Police officer Brian Payne coordinated the event after an interaction last June opened his eyes.

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Overland Park landlords to face inspections, fees starting in July 2017 http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article75329132.html#storylink=rss OP City Council gave final approval to inspection fees Monday night

Fee is $60 per building per year

Council also agreed to raise for City Manager William Ebel and deadline extension for The Vue development in downtown OP

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Limousine service is a dream come true for Syrian immigrant http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article75311737.html#storylink=rss Most of Tess Limo’s business comes from corporate clients, including local offices of J.P. Morgan and Teva Pharmaceuticals

Tess Limo is named after his daughter, Tess

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Dairy Queen to add DQ Grill & Chill in Overland Park, other locations http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/cityscape/article74633647.html#storylink=rss Dairy Queen has nine area DQ Grill & Chill locations

New location is planned for Overland Park

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At 80, Shirley Marley is still dancing — and turning out stars http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article74023827.html#storylink=rss She started dancing while in grade school and has never stopped

Her dance school in Overland Park has taught thousands of kids since the 1960s

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Best Regards Bakery & Cafe perfects chocolate chip cookies, grilled cheese http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article73753332.html#storylink=rss The Overland Park scratch bakery uses premium ingredients and old-school recipes

It’s known for customizable grilled cheese sandwiches made with house-baked bread

Don’t miss the chocolate eclair and the gooey butter cake

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Leawood gallery to host 'Beatles,' 'Scooby-Doo' animator, who only sells his art in person http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article72703472.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:22:10 CDT

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Leawood welcomes raising tobacco sales age to 21 http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article72674872.html#storylink=rss Leawood City Council sounds responsive tone to the Tobacco 21 initiative

Several metro cities have raised the minimum age for buying tobacco

Council also extends life of Little Free Librairies in city

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Students get lessons in the life of business http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article72714367.html#storylink=rss Blue Valley Middle School Community Partnership pairs students with 23 businesses at 151st Street and Nall Avenue.

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Two years after hate crime shootings, Mindy Corporon vows to ‘banish fear and ignorance of other faiths’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article72710712.html#storylink=rss SevenDays: Make a Ripple, Change the World culminated Monday in a Peace Walk from the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park to the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood

A theme of this year’s event was interfaith dialogue

Walk comes two years after anti-Semitic shootings at Jewish centers in Overland Park, leaving three dead

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Brookridge developer sues Overland Park after council denies plan http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article72633312.html#storylink=rss The City Council voted 10-1 on March 14 to deny the plan, despite recommendations for approval from the City Planning Commission

Overland Park Development Company I LLC is asking for a reversal of the council's decision and damages in excess of $75,000

The development plan is for the area between 103rd Street and Interstate 435, mostly east of Antioch Road

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Overland Park Racquet club strives to be the home of ‘all things tennis’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article71452097.html#storylink=rss The club has undergone extensive renovation since Elliott McDermed and Eric Rand took it over in June 2014. When the latest construction is done in late May, the star attraction will be three new clay tennis courts.

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Teen musician Gracie Schram melds her passions for music and community service http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article71444922.html#storylink=rss Gracie Schram sings not just for herself — her 2009 and 2011 albums raised money for orphans

She’s preparing to graduate from Blue Valley North and start a new chapter

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Overland Park to set rental inspect fee at $60/building http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article71411017.html#storylink=rss The Overland Park council informally agrees to a rental inspection fee of $60 per building

Council also denied a family’s request to keep egg-producing hens

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‘Food deserts’ to be council priority http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article71407772.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:57:09 CDT

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Olathe school leader says he’s leaving Kansas for a new adventure, but less money http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article71237147.html#storylink=rss Kansas school funding problems have nothing to do with his departure, Marlin Berry says

“It is just time for something new” after nine years in Olathe

He’s heading for a smaller district in Arkansas — and a pay cut

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Red Door Woodfired Grill heats up classic American burgers, fried chicken http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article71128847.html#storylink=rss The Leawood restaurant is known for gourmet burgers such as the Sweet Cheeses

It also serves popular spicy fried chicken on Thursdays

Don’t miss the grilled salmon, Moscow Mule and S’Mores-inspired dessert

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