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Johnson County to spend $17M on major road projects next year — Here’s where

Johnson County road projects funded through CARS program include a stretch of Foxridge Drive in Mission.

Johnson County’s Board of County Commissioners recently approved roughly $17 million for annual road improvements around the county for the coming year. Driving the news: At its Sept. 22 meeting,

Johnson County’s Board of County Commissioners recently approved roughly $17 million for annual road improvements around the county for the coming year. Driving the news: At its Sept. 22 meeting,



JoCo Sheriff wants deputy pay boost — Here’s how salaries stack up to other local agencies

Johnson County Sheriff Calvin Hayden is pressing the county commission to boost pay for deputies.

As Johnson County considers raising starting salaries for deputies at the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, local data shows that starting deputies in that department typically begin with higher salaries than

As Johnson County considers raising starting salaries for deputies at the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, local data shows that starting deputies in that department typically begin with higher salaries than




Leawood residents will have chance to weigh in on city’s pit bull ban

Leawood pit bull ban

Following several weeks of discussion, a divided Leawood City Council voted Monday to approve conducting a community-wide survey that asks residents to weigh in on the city’s current dangerous animals

Following several weeks of discussion, a divided Leawood City Council voted Monday to approve conducting a community-wide survey that asks residents to weigh in on the city’s current dangerous animals


Johnson County now offering newest COVID-19 booster shots — What you need to know

COVID-19 booster

Starting Monday, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will offer the newest COVID-19 booster shot, which aims to protect agains the latest Omicron subvariants of the disease. Why

Starting Monday, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment will offer the newest COVID-19 booster shot, which aims to protect agains the latest Omicron subvariants of the disease. Why


Johnson County Mental Health to take care of some patients’ pets during treatment

The Johnson County Mental Health Center has entered a partnership with Kansas City nonprofit BestyBnB to provide temporary homes for pets of patients seeking mental health and substance abuse treatment.

The Johnson County Mental Health Center has entered a partnership with Kansas City nonprofit BestyBnB to provide temporary homes for pets of patients seeking mental health and substance abuse treatment.


Johnson County considers boosting pay for sheriff’s deputies

Amid what Sheriff Calvin Hayden has called “emergency” staffing levels, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners on Thursday voted to recommend a proposal to raise both the starting and

Amid what Sheriff Calvin Hayden has called “emergency” staffing levels, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners on Thursday voted to recommend a proposal to raise both the starting and


Petition seeks spaces for smaller dogs at Johnson County dog parks

Johnson County dog park

A growing number of Johnson Countians are advocating for more spaces exclusively for smaller dogs at county-run dog parks, with a community petition urging that change now with more than

A growing number of Johnson Countians are advocating for more spaces exclusively for smaller dogs at county-run dog parks, with a community petition urging that change now with more than




Leawood Foundation raising funds for permanent restrooms on city trails

The Leawood Foundation, an organization that funds city amenities that might not be funded by tax dollars, is working to add public restrooms along the city’s trail system. Project details:

The Leawood Foundation, an organization that funds city amenities that might not be funded by tax dollars, is working to add public restrooms along the city’s trail system. Project details:



New Johnson County judges to be picked from list of 5 nominees — Here’s who they are

After interviewing 26 candidates with legal backgrounds, the 10th Judicial District Nominating Commission has forwarded the names of five finalists to Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, who will now appoint three

After interviewing 26 candidates with legal backgrounds, the 10th Judicial District Nominating Commission has forwarded the names of five finalists to Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, who will now appoint three