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#GiveMe20 being used more in JoCo as way to prevent teen suicide — Here’s how it works

Need help? September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and organizations like Speak Up are trying to make conversations about mental health and suicide more normal, now and throughout the year.

Need help? September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and organizations like Speak Up are trying to make conversations about mental health and suicide more normal, now and throughout the year.


Revamped Leawood Aquatic Center won’t open in time for Memorial Day

The much-anticipated reopening of a new-look Leawood Aquatic Center has been postponed indefinitely, city officials confirmed, citing a number of issues that have delayed completion of the center’s planned renovations.

The much-anticipated reopening of a new-look Leawood Aquatic Center has been postponed indefinitely, city officials confirmed, citing a number of issues that have delayed completion of the center’s planned renovations.



Overland Park police officers rescue ducklings from sewer drain near Interstate 435

Another duck rescue has happened in Overland Park. The Overland Park Police Department says officers saved seven ducklings Saturday evening after they slipped through a sewer drain near Interstate 435

Another duck rescue has happened in Overland Park. The Overland Park Police Department says officers saved seven ducklings Saturday evening after they slipped through a sewer drain near Interstate 435



Stretch of State Line Road in Leawood closed this weekend for repairs

Traffic delays along a well-traveled stretch of State Line Road in Leawood should be expected this weekend. Where exactly: The section of State Line impacted will be between 103rd Street

Traffic delays along a well-traveled stretch of State Line Road in Leawood should be expected this weekend. Where exactly: The section of State Line impacted will be between 103rd Street


4 Overland Park officers on leave amid investigation into spending at police charity

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Four Overland Park police officers are on paid administrative leave as they are being investigated for criminal allegations regarding a potential misappropriation of funds from a nonprofit foundation with local

Four Overland Park police officers are on paid administrative leave as they are being investigated for criminal allegations regarding a potential misappropriation of funds from a nonprofit foundation with local



Crumbl Cookies eyes June 3 opening for new Ward Parkway Center location

Utah-based franchise Crumbl Cookies is looking to open a new shop in Ward Parkway Center this June, according to company officials, just across State Line from Johnson County. Where exactly:

Utah-based franchise Crumbl Cookies is looking to open a new shop in Ward Parkway Center this June, according to company officials, just across State Line from Johnson County. Where exactly:



Ranch Mart North redux nearly complete — What’s new and what remains to be done

The redevelopment of the 217,000-square-foot Ranch Mart North shopping center in Leawood is nearly complete. Here’s where the much-watched project, which has been going on for more than two years,

The redevelopment of the 217,000-square-foot Ranch Mart North shopping center in Leawood is nearly complete. Here’s where the much-watched project, which has been going on for more than two years,


Overland Park hosts amateur pickleball tournament this weekend — Here are the details

The Kansas City Pickleball Classic, an amateur pickleball tournament, is taking place this weekend in Overland Park. When and where: Tournament play will occur during the mornings, from Friday, May

The Kansas City Pickleball Classic, an amateur pickleball tournament, is taking place this weekend in Overland Park. When and where: Tournament play will occur during the mornings, from Friday, May



House passes Rep. Sharice Davids’ bill increasing funds for women-owned businesses

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Last week, the House of Representatives passed the Women’s Business Centers Improvement Act with bipartisan support. Why it matters: Sponsored by Rep. Sharice Davids, the bill would increase funding to

Last week, the House of Representatives passed the Women’s Business Centers Improvement Act with bipartisan support. Why it matters: Sponsored by Rep. Sharice Davids, the bill would increase funding to