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Rep. Davids calls for Johnson County victims of pandemic loan fraud to be ‘held blameless’

pandemic loan fraud

U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids of Kansas is urging the federal Small Business Administration to investigate claims of fraudulent small business pandemic relief loans, which have impacted dozens of Johnson County

U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids of Kansas is urging the federal Small Business Administration to investigate claims of fraudulent small business pandemic relief loans, which have impacted dozens of Johnson County




Mission council likely to consider resetting construction completion deadlines on Gateway project

The city of Mission will likely consider pushing back the December 2021 construction completion deadline in its development agreement on the Mission Gateway project to accommodate construction delays. GFI Development

The city of Mission will likely consider pushing back the December 2021 construction completion deadline in its development agreement on the Mission Gateway project to accommodate construction delays. GFI Development


‘I cannot name 1 teacher who is not white’: Lack of staff diversity concerns Shawnee Mission students, parents

As racial equity and the Black Lives Matter movement rise to the forefront of the national conversation, some students of color in the Shawnee Mission School District say they’re preparing

As racial equity and the Black Lives Matter movement rise to the forefront of the national conversation, some students of color in the Shawnee Mission School District say they’re preparing


Regulation allows JoCo bars to be defined as restaurants, open earlier than other Kansas bars

A longstanding Johnson County regulation once meant to restrict alcohol consumption is now helping consumers gain access to it during the coronavirus pandemic.  Johnson County establishments that want to serve

A longstanding Johnson County regulation once meant to restrict alcohol consumption is now helping consumers gain access to it during the coronavirus pandemic.  Johnson County establishments that want to serve



Mission Gateway developers say 2020 goals ‘remain unchanged’ despite COVID-19 shutdowns

Developers of the Mission Gateway project say that, despite coronavirus delays, they are confident they will still achieve the goals they had initially established for 2020, which include completing the

Developers of the Mission Gateway project say that, despite coronavirus delays, they are confident they will still achieve the goals they had initially established for 2020, which include completing the


Fairway halts tree removal along Rock Creek after residents say they weren’t notified of flood mitigation plan

Fairway has temporarily halted removal of dozens of trees along the banks of Rock Creek after homeowners on adjacent properties raised concerns last week. The group of Fairway residents say

Fairway has temporarily halted removal of dozens of trees along the banks of Rock Creek after homeowners on adjacent properties raised concerns last week. The group of Fairway residents say


JoCo cities face difficult decisions as they work to close budget gaps caused by COVID-19

As businesses close in response to the coronavirus pandemic economic impacts are beginning to ripple beyond their shuttered front doors and windows. Sales tax typically generates between 20 to 50

As businesses close in response to the coronavirus pandemic economic impacts are beginning to ripple beyond their shuttered front doors and windows. Sales tax typically generates between 20 to 50


Stresses of pandemic have Johnson County social workers concerned about domestic violence, child abuse

Note: The Shawnee Mission Post is making much of its local coverage of the coronavirus pandemic accessible to non-subscribers. (If you value having a news source covering the situation in

Note: The Shawnee Mission Post is making much of its local coverage of the coronavirus pandemic accessible to non-subscribers. (If you value having a news source covering the situation in



Area public works officials wrestle with whether to adopt new stormwater standards as flooding threats persist

Another round of heavy rains forecast for this week has again prompted warnings about potential flooding in the area, highlighting a persistent issue that has affected northeast Johnson County in

Another round of heavy rains forecast for this week has again prompted warnings about potential flooding in the area, highlighting a persistent issue that has affected northeast Johnson County in