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Local groups give call to action after Miege threat

Bishop Miege threats. Pictured is the sign in front of Bishop Miege High school.

Local community groups are calling on schools and families to be more “proactive” about educating their children and students about antisemitism and racism. The Jewish Community Relations Bureau | American

Local community groups are calling on schools and families to be more “proactive” about educating their children and students about antisemitism and racism. The Jewish Community Relations Bureau | American



What could happen if tribe takes over Shawnee Indian Mission?

Shawnee Indian Mission East building

As the Shawnee Tribe continues its campaign to take over the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, there is a growing dispute over what exactly could happen to the the land

As the Shawnee Tribe continues its campaign to take over the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway, there is a growing dispute over what exactly could happen to the the land


Shawnee Mission OKs $12M for new laptops, iPads

Some Shawnee Mission students will be getting brand new iPads and MacBooks next school year. The board of education on Monday unanimously approved nearly $12 million to buy the new

Some Shawnee Mission students will be getting brand new iPads and MacBooks next school year. The board of education on Monday unanimously approved nearly $12 million to buy the new


Police investigate threat against Black students at Bishop Miege

Bishop Miege racist threat

Bishop Miege High School and two local police departments are investigating after officials say someone made a threat on social media against Black students at the school. The private Catholic

Bishop Miege High School and two local police departments are investigating after officials say someone made a threat on social media against Black students at the school. The private Catholic


AdventHealth Shawnee Mission unveils $30M renovation so far

AdventHealth Shawnee Mission original tower nurse stations.

AdventHealth Shawnee Mission recently completed phase one of renovations to its original, 50-year-old hospital tower at its Merriam campus. The renovation at the hospital at 9100 W. 74th St. overall

AdventHealth Shawnee Mission recently completed phase one of renovations to its original, 50-year-old hospital tower at its Merriam campus. The renovation at the hospital at 9100 W. 74th St. overall


The state of northeast JoCo — See what your city leaders said

NEJC leaders at the NEJC Chamber State of the Cities event

Northeast Johnson County city leaders recently reflected on a year of infrastructure projects and local developments. Elected officials from several local municipalities gathered at the 2023 Northeast Johnson County Chamber

Northeast Johnson County city leaders recently reflected on a year of infrastructure projects and local developments. Elected officials from several local municipalities gathered at the 2023 Northeast Johnson County Chamber


Prairie Village student collects Legos for a cause

Max Atlas and Curtis Thurston with the Summer Salt Lego drive donations.

Max Atlas, a seventh grader at Indian Hills Middle School, loves Legos. The colorful building blocks allow him to use his imagination and express himself creatively. He wanted to share

Max Atlas, a seventh grader at Indian Hills Middle School, loves Legos. The colorful building blocks allow him to use his imagination and express himself creatively. He wanted to share


Merriam tweaks downtown plan to address business concerns

Merriam Drive improvements

Merriam is tweaking a plan to remake the city’s downtown corridor after some business owners objected to aspects of an initial plan unveiled earlier this month. At a special meeting

Merriam is tweaking a plan to remake the city’s downtown corridor after some business owners objected to aspects of an initial plan unveiled earlier this month. At a special meeting


New beauty salon in Mission aims to be ‘safe space’ for clients

Elevate Organic Spa Mission owner Jennifer Schouten.

Elevate Organic Salon + Spa is now open in the small business heart of downtown Mission. The shop offers hair and beauty care, along with massages and other service, with

Elevate Organic Salon + Spa is now open in the small business heart of downtown Mission. The shop offers hair and beauty care, along with massages and other service, with


Rift grows over who should control Shawnee Indian Mission

The Shawnee Indian Mission West Building

A battle is brewing over who should control the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway. Fairway city officials this week pushed back against the Shawnee Tribe’s efforts to take over the

A battle is brewing over who should control the Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway. Fairway city officials this week pushed back against the Shawnee Tribe’s efforts to take over the


New Mission Gateway plan gets final OK. When will work start?

Mission Gateway latest

The latest iteration of the $268 million Mission Gateway project is moving forward following a key vote Wednesday night. Now the question is: will developers finally complete it? The Mission

The latest iteration of the $268 million Mission Gateway project is moving forward following a key vote Wednesday night. Now the question is: will developers finally complete it? The Mission


Republic taking steps to fix Prairie Village trash pickup problems

A Republic Services trash bin in Prairie Village overflows with several bags sitting next to the bin.

Waste hauler Republic Services says the issues that have caused frustrating delays for some residents’ trash pickups in recent months are improving. An official with the Arizona-based company — which

Waste hauler Republic Services says the issues that have caused frustrating delays for some residents’ trash pickups in recent months are improving. An official with the Arizona-based company — which


Roeland Park’s new mayor is LGBTQ pathbreaker in JoCo

Roeland Park Mayor Michael Poppa.

Roeland Park’s new mayor Michael Poppa quietly made a bit of history this month, becoming the first openly gay person in charge of a large Johnson County city. The city

Roeland Park’s new mayor Michael Poppa quietly made a bit of history this month, becoming the first openly gay person in charge of a large Johnson County city. The city


Gyrotonic fitness studio now open in former Mission ballroom

Sunflower Gyrotonic & Yoga Wall Studio, a new fitness studio focused on deep stretching and movement-based exercise, is now open in downtown Mission. Similar to pilates, the Gyrontonic method uses

Sunflower Gyrotonic & Yoga Wall Studio, a new fitness studio focused on deep stretching and movement-based exercise, is now open in downtown Mission. Similar to pilates, the Gyrontonic method uses