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Jim Cunningham
September 22, 2017 - 5:52 am
Gardner's elected officials say their actions are focused on the city's slogan, "Blazing New Trails," even as some citizens in the town of 25,000 in southern Johnson County accuse them of petty infighting. A Sept. 15 opinion piece in the Gardner News criticizes city council members Lee Moore, Rich...
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August 23, 2017 - 7:04 am
Johnson County prosecutors know they have a difficult task ahead of them as they prepare a case against a man for allegedly selling a drug that led to a fatal overdose. The prosecution is the first of its kind in Kansas. Michael Bickley is charged with distribution of drugs resulting in death...
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July 31, 2017 - 6:39 am
Police in Gardner say four people were injured in a crash involving a 15-year-old boy who had fled after striking a police officer. KMBC-TV reports that an officer was checking on a car Saturday night when the driver suddenly sped away, striking and slightly injuring the officer. Kansas Highway...
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Jim Cunningham
July 10, 2017 - 7:48 am
A new rental licensing and inspection program is off and running in Overland Park. The program is a two-phase, two-year process that is part of the city's code compliance program. Property owners must obtain and maintain valid rental licenses and pass exterior inspections of all rental properties...
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Jim Cunningham
June 19, 2017 - 5:53 am
Summer is a busy time for home improvement and repairs, and a lot of those repairs are done improperly because people hire unlicensed contractors who may try to cheat them or cut corners. One way to avoid hiring an untrained, unqualified contractor is by getting up-to-date contractor listings...
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