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Lavieri: Thank you, Shawnee
November 24, 2014
I want to start off by saying thank you. Thank you for being such a great community.
Kansas has lower private-sector job growth than U.S.
November 24, 2014
Federal statistics show Kansas is seeing slower private-sector job growth than the U.S. as a whole, while unemployment in the state declined in October to 4.4 percent.
Shawnee repairing pipes from the inside out
November 24, 2014
Steam is pumped up into the air from a machine holding a serpentine looking large hose, rising from open man-hole covers and evaporating into the cold air. The steam has been popping up in recent years around Shawnee as the city uses a complex system to help maintain and repair storm drainage pipes. The process is called Cured In Place Pipe (CIPP) and uses a resin to patch up metal corrugated pipes that are deteriorating around the city. The steam is not the type of steam you would see rising from man-hole covers in a big city like Chicago or Denver.
Judge won’t dismiss suit in girl’s shocking death
November 23, 2014
The family of a Salina girl who was fatally shocked may press ahead with a $10.5 million lawsuit.
School funding suit complicates Kansas budget fix
November 23, 2014
Even before state courts decide whether Kansas spends enough money on its public schools, a lawsuit over education funding is complicating efforts by legislators and Gov. Sam Brownback to close the state’s projected budget shortfalls.
Kansas City Connection: New barbecue joints worth making a pit stop
November 23, 2014
The “Kansas City as barbecue capital” narrative is nothing new, and you’ve seen it propagated in this column more than once. I’d put it to rest except that fantastic barbecue joints keep popping up in Kansas City, each with its own take on smoked meats, sauces and flavor combinations, as well as unique identities and dining environments.
Charred body of Shawnee man found in Missouri
November 23, 2014
Missouri authorities are investigating the death of a Kansas man whose body was found inside a burned portable restroom.
Eight, including Shawnee man, indicted on federal fraud charges
November 21, 2014
Eight people who worked for a Kansas City, Kan., company, including a Shawnee man, were indicted on federal fraud charges this week by the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Kansas agencies not recognizing gay marriages yet
November 20, 2014
Gay couples in Kansas can get married, but the state isn’t yet allowing them to change their last names on their driver’s licenses.
U.S. attorney’s office collects $11.4M in Kansas
November 20, 2014
The U.S. attorney’s office says it has collected more than $11.4 million this year from criminal and civil actions in Kansas.
10 Quivira Plaza sells for $24.8 million
November 20, 2014
Ten Quivira Plaza shopping center has been sold for $24.8 million by Tri-Land Properties Inc. to 10 Quivira Plaza 14 A LLC, a parternship based in Glenwood Village, Colo.
Bonner Springs Police investigating Wednesday death
02:00 p.m., November 20, 2014 Updated 06:30 p.m.
Bonner Springs Police are investigating a death that occurred in a Bonner Springs home Wednesday afternoon.
7 Kansas hunters plead to violating federal law
November 20, 2014
Seven Kansas hunters pleaded guilty and were sentenced for violating federal laws protecting birds.
Topeka committee passes on public nudity ban
November 19, 2014
A Topeka city committee has declined to take action on a proposed public nudity ban that is headed to the City Council for consideration.
Inmates workers might return to animal shelter
November 19, 2014
Volunteer prison inmate help might be returning to the Hutchinson Animal Shelter.
Westbrook Village developer terminates deal
November 19, 2014
A deal to develop the mostly vacant Westbrook Village Shopping Center has ended before any concrete retail development plans ever really got started. As of Sept. 29, the developer MDDS has pulled out of a deal with the city to develop a big-box 240,000-square-foot retail project at Quivira Road and 75th Street. MDDS terminated the project after several months of preliminary work and studies on the site. Reports were that Menards, a regional home improvement store, was primed to be the main tenant.
State considering opening some lakes to seaplanes
November 19, 2014
The state’s aviation office is considering whether to allow qualified seaplanes to use state lakes that are managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Shawnee Wendy’s robbed late Tuesday
10:25 a.m., November 19, 2014 Updated 10:33 a.m.
Shawnee Police say they are investigating the armed robbery of the Wendy’s restaurant at 11450 Shawnee Mission Parkway.
Through technology program, Shawnee Mission hopes to inspire more female participation
November 19, 2014
Hannah Saathoff thought she knew quite a lot about computers. So she signed up for Tech sHeroes, a new after-school program offered at Trailridge Middle School focused on computer technology. “I thought that this might be fun,” the seventh grader said. “And then I realized I didn’t really know anything about computers, but it’s still really fun.”
Shawnee’s Flower Classroom targets future florists, enthusiasts
November 19, 2014
The Flower Classroom in Shawnee is helping people become professional florists, and those who simply love flowers explore the craft.

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