Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

The state capitol dome in Topeka.
The state capitol dome in Topeka.

State librarians available to answer questions about legislative session via phone, text, web. If you’re interested in keeping track of how things are going during the 2018 legislative session in Topeka, you can get up-to-the minute information from a reference librarian at the capitol by calling the state’s toll-free legislative hotline. Kansas residents can request information on specific bills, voting schedules and procedural items by calling 800-432-3924 Monday through Friday. People can also text questions to 785-256-0733 or send a message to a state librarian online here.

13th annual Makin’ Waves swim clinic returns to SM East Jan. 13. The Shawnee Mission East boys swim and dive team will host its annual Makin’ Waves swim clinic for young student athletes on Saturday, Jan. 13. There are two sessions available: a 10:30 a.m. session for kids 10 and under and a noon session for kids 11 and up. The clinic is open to boy boys and girls. The cost is $25 and includes a gift bag with a Lancer Swim and Dive tee-shirt. You can register online here.

Auto sales and home contractor complaints topped consumer protection issues Johnson County DA saw in 2017. Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe said this week that his office had fielded more than 450 complaints in its consumer protection division last year. Auto sales and issues with home contractors or remodelers were the most common complaints.