Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Photo via SM North on Twitter.
Photo via SM North on Twitter.

SM North cuts ribbon on new Brickhouse Coffee Shop. SM North students have a new option for a pick-me-up on campus. The school’s DECA and Business Professionals of America clubs along with members of the administration marked the grand opening of the new Brickhouse Coffee Shop with a ribbon cutting Tuesday morning.

Star editorial board lauds Clayton, Shawnee Mission board for transparency efforts. Rep. Stephanie Clayton’s move to require committees to reveal the identity of the lawmaker who introduces a bill was part of what the Kansas City Star’s Editorial Board dubbed a “good week for government transparency.” The board also applauded the Shawnee Mission School Board’s moves to reconsider its open forum policy. “[B]oard members now seem to realize that trying to outlaw criticism is one sure way to attract it,” they wrote. [A good week for government transparency: What Kansas, Missouri and Shawnee Mission are doing right — Kansas City Star]