Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Rep. Melissa Rooker.
Rep. Melissa Rooker.

Rep. Rooker quoted in New York Times story. The cover story of the New York Times Sunday Magazine this week explored the dynamics of the Kansas state budget and the changes that have taken place in the last few years under Gov. Sam Brownback. Rep. Melissa Rooker is quoted in the story with a comment about the conservative movement in the legislature. [The Kansas Experiment – The New York Times]

Mission police reach out to SM North students. Mission police will hold another Coffee with a Cop session this week, but with a slightly different twist. The session will start at 6:45 a.m. on Friday at Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop on Johnson Drive, somewhat earlier than previous sessions have started. Mission police will be posting fliers for the informal conversation, with coffee and donuts provided, at SM North this week to encourage high school students to drop in Friday before classes begin. Shawnee Mission students are back in school this week.

Leawood police arrest one during Ferguson protest. Leawood police arrested an individual Sunday evening during a protest organized by One Struggle KC marking the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The protest took place in part near 85th Street and State Line Road. [Arrests at Kansas City Ferguson protest — KCTV]

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