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Dozens of teenagers exposed to COVID-19 at weekend cheer clinic in Johnson County

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — An event organized to give students a reason to cheer is instead forcing high schoolers into quarantine. A Kansas State High School Athletics Association cheer clinic was held at Spring Hill High School on Sept. 9. The event was supposed to help cheerleaders boost spirit when they returned to their schools. Instead, everyone who attended the clinic was exposed to COVID-19.
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Reopening of 119th Street bridge over I-35 in Olathe delayed through end of September

OLATHE, Kan. — The 119th Street bridge over Interstate 35 in Olathe will remain closed through the end of the month. Construction on the bridge began on June 1 with a tentative street closure lasting approximately 90 days. But the project was paused in early June due to safety concerns from debris falling off the bridge during construction.
OLATHE, KS
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Overland Park commission weighs concerns over height of proposed LUX Senior Living complex off Quivira

Concern over a proposed senior living apartment complex brought concerned neighbors from the surrounding area to the Overland Park Planning Commission meeting this week. Developers of LUX Senior Living apartment, set to be built on the northwest corner of 137th Street and Quiviria Road, presented their request for the lot to be rezoned from RP-5, which allows up to four-story buildings, to RP-6.
OVERLAND PARK, KS
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City unveils winner of lucrative concessions bid at Kansas City’s new airport terminal

A private selection committee has chosen a Canadian firm to run food, drink and retail operations at the new Kansas City International Airport terminal. City officials on Thursday identified Vantage Airport Group of Vancouver as the winning bidder for the lucrative deal to run concessions at the city’s new $1.5 billion terminal. Under a proposed agreement with the firm, Vantage would pay the city a minimum of $1.75 for every passenger who boards a flight at the airport. With 2019 passenger traffic patterns, that would have assured the airport more than $10 million.
KANSAS CITY, MO
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NUMBER OF ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES INCREASES AGAIN IN LAFAYETTE COUNTY

The number of active COVID-19 cases increased in Lafayette County on Thursday, September 16. According to the Lafayette County Health Department, down to 62 on Tuesday, September 14, the active case count was 71 on Thursday. There have been 70 COVID-19-related deaths and 3,419 total positive cases since the beginning...
LAFAYETTE COUNTY, MO
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Kansas City rental assistance center opens to help people stay in their homes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Thousands of people are struggling to pay rent, but there is new help available in Kansas City. The Kansas City Rental Assistance Center opens Friday. It helps people who need a little help covering rent fill out applications for emergency funding. The city said there were people who applied for the first round of help, but their applications were rejected because the forms weren’t filled out correctly.
KANSAS CITY, MO
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Plan recommended for concessions at new KCI terminal

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The new KCI terminal is more than halfway complete and the city took a step toward taking care of the concessions at the airport today. A panel has recommended the concession contract go to Vantage Airport Group, a company that operates concessions in 31 airports.
KANSAS CITY, MO
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Lafayette County Health Department updates COVID-19 data

LEXINGTON — 12 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed by the Lafayette County Health Department Thursday. There are currently 71 active cases and 17 hospitalizations in the county. The health department has confirmed a total of 3,419 cases and 70 deaths. There have been 47 new virus cases in Lafayette County since last Thursday.
LAFAYETTE COUNTY, MO
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Overland Park named a Money mag best place to live

Money magazine is on to something many in Overland Park have known for a while: Overland Park is one of the best places to live in the county. The magazine’s Best Places to Live 2021 rankings are out this week, and Overland Park is No. 7 on the nationwide list.
OVERLAND PARK, KS
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Kansas Offers Free Community College To Some Students If They Stay For 2 Years After Graduating

College students in Kansas now have access to a new scholarship designed to help keep their talents in the state after they graduate. The state is putting $10 million annually toward helping students who enter certain high-demand fields pay for a community college education. Scholarship recipients are required to work in Kansas for two years after they complete their education.
KANSAS CITY, KS
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Developer David Ward honored as Grain Valley Citizen of the Year

David Ward could be the most intimidating man in Grain Valley with his football player's physique, snowy white goatee and and a handshake that could bring a grown man to tears. But when the president of Ward Development and Investment Company smiles, it lights up a room. Heck, it lights...
GRAIN VALLEY, MO
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Recall effort against Kansas City Councilman Eric Bunch falls short

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An effort to recall Fourth District Kansas City Councilman Eric Bunch has failed, according to numbers released from the Office of the City Clerk. Petitioners needed 2,637 valid signatures to get the recall on the ballot, however, only 2,453 valid signatures were collected. “Happy to have...
KANSAS CITY, MO
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Petition to recall Kansas City councilman falls short of enough signatures

A petition attempting to recall Councilman Eric Bunch, District 4, has fallen short. The group’s main reason for seeking the recall was because of a general unhappiness with what they felt was a secretive process to reallocate police funding. They want councilmembers that support law enforcement. In May, council approved...
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