Northeast Johnson County morning roundup



Black history month program comes to SM North. The annual celebration of African-American culture and history was observed last week at SM North. Veteran and historian Joe Louis Mattox addressed the assembly as this year’s distinguished speaker.

Political science professor’s map shows stark divide inside/outside I-435 in Brownback election. University of Kansas political science professor Patrick Miller on Tuesday released a map visualizing the strength of support for Gov. Sam Brownback and Rep. Paul Davis in November’s gubernatorial election. The map shows that the vast majority of precincts inside the I-435 loop went for Davis while Brownback had stronger support in the southern and western parts of the county. Of note, Davis’s strongest support in the county came from northeast Johnson County, where he earned more than 60 percent of the vote in most precincts. Check out the map here.

Police looking for man in attempted abduction case in Merriam. Police are looking for a white male in his 20s who attempted to abduct a woman at a Merriam business Monday. The man entered the business under the auspices of applying for a job and then told the woman at the front desk she needed to come with him. The man fled when he heard footsteps. [Police seek man who tried to abduct woman from Merriam business — Kansas City Star]

Prairie Village Council will hold executive session to begin proceedings Tuesday. The Prairie Village City Council will hold an executive session that will take up the entirety of the hour-an-a-half Committee of the Whole meeting that begins at 6 p.m. tonight. No other city business will be conducted during that hour-and-a-half window. The normal council meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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