The Johnson County Election office expects about 200,000 people will vote in the Nov. 6 election. They expect a learning curve, as many will be using the new electronic voting machines for the first time.
Two full days of twisting, tumbling and sticking landings paid off for Leanne Wong. By the end of the junior division of the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Leanne Wong was on the top of the podium as the new all-around champion.
Police took a Shawnee Mission middle schooler into custody after the district reported threats of violence posted by the student online. Westridge Middle School’s principal said there is no “on-going threat.”
Collier Rule, the Shawnee Mission kid who played guitar on a Foo Fighters stage, is raising money to help a friend with a rare disease. The 10-year-old has encouraged new followers to donate to a GoFundMe page.
The Johnson County parks commission has resoundingly rejected a request from Johnson County Community College to build an emergency road south of campus through Stoll Park. Neighbors were vehemently opposed.
The Overland Park City Council has approved incentives for a new office building in downtown Overland Park, to be completed late next year. Tenants will include BRR Architecture and REACH Healthcare Foundation.
The FCC has placed control over the internet into the hands of big cable oligopolies like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T, imparting a massive blow to all digital denizens who are not majority shareholders of a major ISP.