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These 10 Johnson County bridges are ‘structurally deficient’ and in need of repairs, report finds

Hundreds of bridges in Kansas’ Third Congressional District are in need of repair, according to a new report from Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids’ office. That includes at least 10 bridges

Hundreds of bridges in Kansas’ Third Congressional District are in need of repair, according to a new report from Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids’ office. That includes at least 10 bridges





Johnson County Mental Health Center receives more than $900,000 in federal funds to support inmates reentering society

Johnson County Mental Health

Johnson County Mental Health Center has received more than $900,000 in federal grant funding to support the organization’s efforts to serve incarcerated people as they prepare to reenter society. In

Johnson County Mental Health Center has received more than $900,000 in federal grant funding to support the organization’s efforts to serve incarcerated people as they prepare to reenter society. In


Stink bug sightings in Johnson County are up again this fall — here’s how to get rid of them in your home

stink bugs

It’s as certain this time of year as cooling temperatures and leaves changing color: the increased sight of brown marmorated stink bugs. This time of year, the pesky six-legged creatures

It’s as certain this time of year as cooling temperatures and leaves changing color: the increased sight of brown marmorated stink bugs. This time of year, the pesky six-legged creatures




Construction set to begin soon on Meadowlark Apartments project in Shawnee

Meadowlark Apartments

Construction is slated to begin soon on the Meadowlark Apartments, a new multi-family complex in southwestern Shawnee near K-7 Highway. Hedge Land Developers, a limited liability company led by Sunflower

Construction is slated to begin soon on the Meadowlark Apartments, a new multi-family complex in southwestern Shawnee near K-7 Highway. Hedge Land Developers, a limited liability company led by Sunflower


Teacher shortage at Growing Futures, Head Start program in Overland Park, creates domino effect on vulnerable children and families

Growing Futures Early Education Center in Overland Park is facing a dire shortage of teachers. Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, the nonprofit organization through Head Start typically

Growing Futures Early Education Center in Overland Park is facing a dire shortage of teachers. Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March 2020, the nonprofit organization through Head Start typically


With litter pickup underway along JoCo highways, officials warn against distracted driving

With litter pickup underway along major highways in Johnson County, officials are reminding residents that distracted drivers can create unsafe working conditions for crews. The Kansas Department of Transportation has

With litter pickup underway along major highways in Johnson County, officials are reminding residents that distracted drivers can create unsafe working conditions for crews. The Kansas Department of Transportation has



2021 general election forum: Shawnee City Council

Shawnee City Council

Making downtown more pedestrian friendly, the rise of new multi-family developments and the impact of property taxes, were among the variety of topics covered Tuesday evening at a Post forum

Making downtown more pedestrian friendly, the rise of new multi-family developments and the impact of property taxes, were among the variety of topics covered Tuesday evening at a Post forum