Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Jay Senter - February 9, 2018 7:00 am
Story’s heart-healthy Mahi Mahi dish.

NEJC eateries participating in Heart Month Restaurant Partnership. Northeast Johnson County’s two Tavern locations as well as Story at the Village Shops are taking part in the fifth-annual Heart Month Restaurant Partnership. Working with Shawnee Mission Health, nine restaurants have developed heart-healthy menu items. At Story, the offering is Mahi Mahi served with black beans, fennel, red onion and mole verde. At Tavern, it’s Warm Quinoa and Watercress Winter Salad featuring grilled heart-healthy salmon, beets, avocado, almonds, feta and balsamic vinaigrette. You can find out more about the offerings here.

Political action committees account for more than half of Yoder’s latest fundraising total. Rep. Kevin Yoder recently unveiled fundraising totals for the fourth quarter of 2017 that saw his campaign bring in $500,000. But very little of that money came in from small individual donations, and more than half of it came from political action committees representing special interest groups. Fifty-three percent of his contributions came from PACs. Just $489 came from individuals giving $200 or less. [Kevin Yoder’s campaign is being fueled by PAC money — Kansas City Star]

Democratic congressional candidates to participate in forum Sunday. Candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for the 3rd District Congressional seat will take part in a forum hosted by Congregation Beth Torah on Sunday. The event will be moderated by KCPT’s Nick Haines and starts at 2 p.m. More information is here.

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Prairie Village’s Dolce featured as Valentine’s Day nears. Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest season’s of the year for Prairie Village’s Dolce Bakery. KSHB stopped by the shop to check out their holiday cookie baking operation. [Dolce Bakery in Prairie Village cranks out Valentine sweets — KSHB]