Olathe residents remain among the most satisfied in the metro Kansas City area when it comes to their local government and city services, but a new survey shows several areas where that support slipped last year.
Barb and Marc McEver thought they were doing a good thing when they bought a building to shelter homeless adults in Johnson County. Olathe officials initially blessed it, but the rules changed, putting the plan at risk.
Advocates for the LGBTQ community are frustrated that after two years of study, Olathe isn’t acting on a non-discrimination ordinance. Other cities like Prairie Village, Merriam and Mission have already done so.
Whether it’s limiting the role of moderates on important committees or denying them opportunities in party leadership, the result is Johnson County’s constituents and their values are under-represented.
Prosecutors’ decisions — which crimes to prioritize, what charges to bring, whether to offer plea bargains — are essentially unreviewable. We trust them to exercise this power because they are subject to elections.