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Johnson County’s COVID-19 risk is ‘low,’ according to CDC, but health experts say don’t throw away masks just yet

By Josh Merchant In a long-awaited announcement on Feb. 25, the Centers for Disease Control said it was no longer recommending indoor mask wearing in communities considered to be at

By Josh Merchant In a long-awaited announcement on Feb. 25, the Centers for Disease Control said it was no longer recommending indoor mask wearing in communities considered to be at


Johnson County received $124M in CARES Act funds for pandemic relief — Here’s how it was spent

Overland Park pandemic relief

By Madison Hopkins In the early days of the COVID pandemic, millions of taxpayer dollars flowed into the Kansas City area through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economics Security (CARES)

By Madison Hopkins In the early days of the COVID pandemic, millions of taxpayer dollars flowed into the Kansas City area through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economics Security (CARES)


Education is hot-button issue in 2022 Kansas legislative session — Here are some bills that could impact JoCo schools

Kansas vaccine mandates law

By: Maria Benevento Kansas state lawmakers have filed several dozen additional bills related to education since our roundup of school-related legislation in late January. This new batch of bills covers topics like

By: Maria Benevento Kansas state lawmakers have filed several dozen additional bills related to education since our roundup of school-related legislation in late January. This new batch of bills covers topics like






In Kansas City metro, Johnson County stands out for its more relaxed pandemic restrictions

By Brittany Callan  With rapidly rising COVID-19 cases and a shortage of staffed hospital beds, most of the Kansas City metro is tightening COVID-19 restrictions. But while most area counties are working in

By Brittany Callan  With rapidly rising COVID-19 cases and a shortage of staffed hospital beds, most of the Kansas City metro is tightening COVID-19 restrictions. But while most area counties are working in