Opinion

Your view: Another perspective of the Vantage at Shawnee protesters
February 8, 2016
Reader Ray Erlichman submitted this column to editor@shawneedispatch in response to a Your View column written by Shawn Peterson titled ‘A big thanks to those who stood against Vantage apartments’ published last Wednesday.
Roesler: Exciting year ahead for the Shawnee Dispatch
February 1, 2016
News Editor Nico Roesler reintroduces himself and the new Shawnee Dispatch, publishing on Sundays and Wednesday’s beginning Jan. 31, and explains what readers can look forward to this year, and beyond.
Scott: The rising cost of the good life
January 27, 2016
Local columnist Chuck Scott takes a look at recent actions taken by the state, county and city that affect daily life in Shawnee.
Columnist: In memorializing 9/11, Sept. 10 also a day to remember
September 10, 2015
Marty Augustine is a Shawnee writer and photographer with a background in public safety. Augustine offers presentations related to 9/11, disaster preparedness and personal safety for churches, schools and community groups. Visit MartyAugustine.com for more information.
Scott: Humans are funny people
June 26, 2015
Our local columnist Chuck Scott looks at some questionable human behavior in his latest column.
Scott: The Old Maid and the Coach
May 28, 2015
The latest from our monthly columnist Chuck Scott.
Goodburn, Powers to hold onto seats on Shawnee Mission, De Soto school boards
April 7, 2015
In the only two races involving incumbents on De Soto and Shawnee Mission school boards, current board members will hold on to their seats for another four years.
Column: Like a Sports Fan – We Need Voter Fans
February 27, 2015
Linda Leeper describes how Shawnee needs voters like our favorite sports teams need fans.
Mayor’s Column: Proposal from State Legislature Would Negatively Affect Local Elections
February 23, 2015
Mayor Jeff Meyers says bill in the state legislature considering making local elections partisan would negatively impact how Shawnee’s city government operates.
Scott: Do You Know Who You Really Are?
February 18, 2015
Our local columnist Chuck Scott examines his ancestry and implores us all to do the same.
Kansas court orders more state spending on schools
December 30, 2014
A state district court panel has ruled that Kansas isn’t spending enough money on its public schools to provide a suitable education for every child.
Mudslinging is a political sport
November 18, 2014
The latest column from our local columnist Chuck Scott.
2014 Midterm election results
November 4, 2014
A look at the local races for the Kansas House of Representatives and Chair of the Johnson County Commission.
Local view: Square dancing in France
October 23, 2014
John Beal’s latest column looks at globalization through his latest trip to France.
Analysis: Gay marriage clouds Kansas governor race
October 12, 2014
The re-emergence of gay marriage as a hot legal issue nationally has complicated Democratic challenger Paul Davis’ bid in Kansas to unseat conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.

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