<![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 Shawnee Mission board, teachers at odds over new contract http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article91911307.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 12:11:05 CDT

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Overland Park executive search firm finds new niche in tennis http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article91900377.html#storylink=rss Steve Snodgrass, president and founder of the Overland Park firm, has a long tennis background

Christa Townsend is also involved in the tennis practice

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Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:09:23 CDT

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Overland Park business specializes in offering heat relief and fun http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article91899357.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:06:04 CDT

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Overland Park organist earns high professional benchmark http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article91014417.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:27:57 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article91014417.html Overland Park approves bond refinancing tied to Convention Center http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article90528382.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:02:36 CDT

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Fourth-grade student from Leawood wins her second Braille Challenge http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article89634937.html#storylink=rss Brooke Petro tops an academic competition for students from the U.S. and Canada put on by the Braille Institute in Los Angeles

Contestants take three 50-minute tests of spelling, proofreading and reading comprehension in a four-hour block

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Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:04:23 CDT

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Overland Park Council votes to add property tax increase to 2017 budget http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article89126547.html#storylink=rss The budget won’t be final until after the council hears from the public on Aug. 1

The final vote is scheduled for Aug. 15

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:10:19 CDT

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Overland Park Council delays action on BluHawk hockey arena project http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article89092657.html#storylink=rss The city council had planned to discuss possible boundaries for the special tax district that developers say they need

However, the council decided to wait until they hear from the Kansas Department of Commerce

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Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:01:36 CDT

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Incumbent GOP senator hopes to fend off challenger disappointed in state lawmakers http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article90758882.html#storylink=rss Incumbent Greg Smith says tax cuts for LLCs are flawed, but defends tight budgeting

Dinah Sykes contends state tax policy is taking money from schools, road and hospitals

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:33:20 CDT

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Three compete to replace Barbara Bollier in Kansas House District 21 http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article90755547.html#storylink=rss Voters will choose Dorothy Hughes or Neil Melton in the August GOP primary

The winner will face Democrat Jerry Stogsdill in November

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:24:05 CDT

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Two Democrats go after Republican-held Senate seat in mid-Johnson County http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article90758767.html#storylink=rss Michael Czerniewski and Logan Heley face off on August 2

Winner will take on incumbent Sen. Greg Smith or challenger Dinah Sykes

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:32:11 CDT

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Primary campaign could be a referendum on Sam Brownback http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article90758522.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:30:52 CDT

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Joy Koesten challenges incumbent Rep. Jerry Lunn for House District 28 http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article90755712.html#storylink=rss Joy Koesten decided to run because of Brownback’s tax policies and cutbacks to state services

Jerry Lunn supports the tax policies and is focused on creating jobs

No Democrat has filed to run in the election

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:25:19 CDT

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Education, economic issues draw challenger into the 20th District race for Kansas House http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article90725242.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:30:19 CDT

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Johnson County advances museum $500,000 to prepare new exhibits http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article89272712.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 22:47:27 CDT

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Kids ogle owls and ponder pollination at Olathe gardens http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article86866932.html#storylink=rss Volunteers showed off butterflies, bats and bees to teach the importance of pollinators

The free event was held to coincide with National Pollinator Week

Summer campers stared down owls and petted caterpillars

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:07:15 CDT

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Quilts, blankets cover children in foster care with blessings http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article86863632.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:54:11 CDT

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Ricco’s Italian Bistro serves up cozy neighborhood vibe along with pasta, pizza, seafood and more http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article85160987.html#storylink=rss Three families opened Ricco’s in 2003 in Shops at College Village at College Boulevard and Quivira Road

Restaurant’s extensive menu features artisanal dishes, seafood, salads, baked pasta and oak wood-fired pizzas

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:07:10 CDT

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Big apartment complex is ready to turn dirt in Overland Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/article85095667.html#storylink=rss Hunt Midwest has completed purchase of a 2.5-acre downtown site

Plans for The Vue call for 219 apartment units atop a retail ground floor

Project will include a multideck attached parking garage

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Leawood joins ban on tobacco sales to those under 21 http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article85102687.html#storylink=rss Leawood City Council bans sales of tobacco to those under 21

Tobacco 21 ordinances have passed in several cities, including Olathe, the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., and Kansas City.

Also, the council appointed Lisa Harrison to fill the Ward 3 seat vacated by Carrie Rezac.

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:27:22 CDT

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Leawood woman maintains regional flavor with Guy’s Snacks http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article85032322.html#storylink=rss Janine Joslin has owned the company since 2007

Guy’s production is in Lenexa and distributes regionally

Guy’s is still known here for its BBQ-flavored chips

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 11:58:09 CDT

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Overland Park OK’s BluHawk controversial plan for hockey arena, hotels and space museum http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article85014117.html#storylink=rss Development at 159th Street and Antioch Road won’t clog roads with too much traffic, city staff says

But neighbors worry about traffic, hockey fans

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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:26:53 CDT

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Tom Watson and neighbors lose Overland Park annexation fight http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article85002687.html#storylink=rss An area of southern Overland Park that the city annexed in 2008 will stay in the city, Johnson County Commission has ruled

Residents, including Tom Watson, fought the annexation in court but lost

State law was changed to require the county to review the annexation

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Overland Park City Council to hold a public hearing on STAR bonds for BluHawk project http://www.kansascity.com/news/business/development/article84868752.html#storylink=rss Developer wants STAR bonds to help finance 300-acre development in south Overland Park

BluHawk contemplates an arena for amateur hockey and other events and a branch of the Cosmosphere

Developer’s consultant predicts BluHawk can attract 35 percent of its visitors from more than 100 miles away

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Nine years after Kelsey Smith’s murder, family on a quest to pass federal law http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article83853112.html#storylink=rss Nine years after daughter’s murder, the Smiths are active in her name

But the grief is still present beneath the surface

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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 22:26:56 CDT

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Performance Rehab builds a physical therapy business for dancers http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article83760647.html#storylink=rss Performance Rehab’s newest office in Overland Park focuses on therapy services for dancers

The facility is at 8825 W. 75th St., Overland Park

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Flat revenues from sales tax cloud budget picture in Overland Park http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article83727467.html#storylink=rss City Council President Rick Collins recently brought up the possibility of raising the city’s property tax

Movement of car dealership from city and new shopping centers in area have taken their toll

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At Deanna Rose Farmstead, summer puts science front and center http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article82802307.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 09 Jun 2016 14:57:31 CDT

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YaYa’s Euro Bistro aims to please with Sunday brunch buffet and menu packed with house favorites http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article82699587.html#storylink=rss Owned by local PB&J Restaurants, YaYa’s has locations in St. Louis, Denver and Little Rock

YaYa’s Euro Bistro serves up small plates, pastas, chops, seafood and oak-fired pizzas, craft cocktails and a robust wine list

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With interpretive signs, Indian Creek Trail will become a hike into history http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article82296917.html#storylink=rss From Pflumm to Mission roads, new signs will add an education component to the path

Overland Park will install the panels, while Johnson County Community College provided research help and the Johnson County Museum did the financial paperwork

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