Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Jay Senter - February 7, 2018 7:08 am
A 2015 rendering of the courthouse plan.

County to host input session on early courthouse designs tonight in Overland Park. Johnson County residents will have a chance to review preliminary plans for the new county courthouse tonight at a public input session to be held at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave. The engagement session begins at 6 p.m.

Pilcher-Cook leads effort to pass resolution in Senate condemning pornography. Shawnee Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook led an effort approved by the Kansas Senate on a 35-4 vote Tuesday condemning pornography as exploitative and dehumanizing. The resolution, which has no effect on Kansas laws, also suggested pornography can lead to infidelity and sexual dysfunction. [Kansas Senate votes to condemn porn — Kansas City Star]

Niermann to host “teacher town hall” focused on public education issues. Democratic candidate for congress Tom Niermann will host what he’s dubbing a “teacher town hall” in Mission this month to discuss how all levels of government affect Kansas public schools. Among the confirmed participants are Rep. Kathy Wolfe Moore (D-Kansas City), Rep. Brett Parker (D-Overland Park), Former Blue Valley School District Superintendent Dave Benson, and Shawnee City Councilwoman Lindsey Constance, who teaches in the Shawnee Mission district. The event will be Saturday, Feb. 24 at 1:30 p.m. at the Sylvester Powell Jr. Community Center.

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