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Some Overland Park residents unhappy with makeup of special committee that will look at chip seal

Overland Park infrastructure group

A history of problems with chip seal road resurfacing in one Overland Park ward has some residents second-guessing the makeup of the city’s new infrastructure advisory group. Councilmember Faris Farassati

A history of problems with chip seal road resurfacing in one Overland Park ward has some residents second-guessing the makeup of the city’s new infrastructure advisory group. Councilmember Faris Farassati




Charter Commission member withdraws Johnson County name change proposal but still wants to have ‘important discussion’

Johnson County name

The Johnson County Charter Commission will not consider a proposal to begin a discussion about whether the county should be named after a former slave owner following a commission member’s

The Johnson County Charter Commission will not consider a proposal to begin a discussion about whether the county should be named after a former slave owner following a commission member’s



Curt Skoog defeats Mike Czinege to become next mayor of Overland Park

Overland Park mayor

Veteran Overland Park City Council member Curt Skoog defeated political newcomer and retired executive Mike Czinege to become the city’s next mayor. Unofficial final totals from Tuesday showed Skoog winning

Veteran Overland Park City Council member Curt Skoog defeated political newcomer and retired executive Mike Czinege to become the city’s next mayor. Unofficial final totals from Tuesday showed Skoog winning


Sheriff says JoCo is ‘safe haven’ for police in other cities who oppose vaccine mandates

Sheriff Calvin Hayden has a message for law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country who are quitting over vaccine requirements: Come to Johnson County. Hayden last week

Sheriff Calvin Hayden has a message for law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country who are quitting over vaccine requirements: Come to Johnson County. Hayden last week


Johnson County voter turnout this year could set new record for off-year municipal elections

Johnson County voter turnout

A higher-than-average voter turnout is expected in Tuesday’s municipal elections in Johnson County. That’s judging by advance voting numbers so far along with requests for mail-in ballots, county Election Commissioner

A higher-than-average voter turnout is expected in Tuesday’s municipal elections in Johnson County. That’s judging by advance voting numbers so far along with requests for mail-in ballots, county Election Commissioner







Johnson County’s Theatre in the Park could be in for major upgrades — here’s what the concept looks like

Theatre in the Park

A major upgrade that would allow Theatre in the Park to be enclosed during inclement weather, reconfigure and expand parking and address many accessibility issues at the outdoor venue has

A major upgrade that would allow Theatre in the Park to be enclosed during inclement weather, reconfigure and expand parking and address many accessibility issues at the outdoor venue has