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Overland Park’s credit rating downgraded amid pandemic slump in hospitality business

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The bond rating agency Moody’s has downgraded Overland Park’s credit rating, due to pandemic stresses on the hospitality industry and the city’s convention center hotel. The city’s general obligation unlimited

The bond rating agency Moody’s has downgraded Overland Park’s credit rating, due to pandemic stresses on the hospitality industry and the city’s convention center hotel. The city’s general obligation unlimited



Johnson County advances first-ever solar farm rules, leaving both supporters and opponents upset

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The Johnson County Planning Commission on Tuesday approved regulations that have been dubbed some of the most restrictive in the country for solar-generated electricity farms, pleasing just about none of

The Johnson County Planning Commission on Tuesday approved regulations that have been dubbed some of the most restrictive in the country for solar-generated electricity farms, pleasing just about none of


As Johnson County solar farm plan faces opposition, proposed regulations get more restrictive

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The Nov. 16 meeting of the Johnson County Planning Commission was a departure in tone from other recent meetings on utility solar regulations. Where past discussions had drawn commissioners’ praise

The Nov. 16 meeting of the Johnson County Planning Commission was a departure in tone from other recent meetings on utility solar regulations. Where past discussions had drawn commissioners’ praise




Former JoCo commissioner Mike Brown says he’s running for Kansas Secretary of State, ending bid for county chair

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Former Johnson County Commissioner Mike Brown switched election direction this week, withdrawing Monday from the 2022 race for county commission chair in order to announce he will run instead for

Former Johnson County Commissioner Mike Brown switched election direction this week, withdrawing Monday from the 2022 race for county commission chair in order to announce he will run instead for


Johnson County Sheriff’s Office to spend $30K on COVID-19 antibody tests

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During the course of the pandemic, some 170 employees of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office — including Sheriff Calvin Hayden himself — have contracted and recovered from COVID-19. The Sheriff’s

During the course of the pandemic, some 170 employees of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office — including Sheriff Calvin Hayden himself — have contracted and recovered from COVID-19. The Sheriff’s


Johnson County approves $1.9M in grants to expand mental health services — here’s how the money will be used

Mental health services in Johnson County got a big boost from grant money recently, making it possible for county commissioners to add more than 14 full time equivalent positions in

Mental health services in Johnson County got a big boost from grant money recently, making it possible for county commissioners to add more than 14 full time equivalent positions in