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Mental health
May 12, 2017

Netflix series raises questions about mental health, suicide

The Netflix series "13 Reasons Why" has raised questions about the mental health and safety of children in schools. The show depicts scenes of teens being bullied, sexually harassed and assaulted, and a graphic suicide death. The graphic nature...

Stack of notebooks with the title Budget 2017 on the spine of one of them
May 12, 2017

Department budgets presented to BOCC

Thursday, the Board of County Commissioners heard the proposed budget for Johnson County's transit system and for those departments that report to the County Manager's Office.

Officials with the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority...

Spring 2017 Citizens Academy graduates
May 11, 2017

Fall 2017 Citizens Academy is complete

Congratulations to the 25 below-listed individuals for completing Johnson County Government’s third Citizens Academy program. The Board of County Commissioners recognized and thanked the graduates during the May 4 Board of County Commissioners...

Covers of JOCO magazine and The Best Times, May 2017 editions
May 4, 2017

Watch for delivery of Johnson County magazines this week

Johnson County’s JoCo Magazine and The Best Times will both be delivered this week. If you are a Johnson County resident, you should receive JoCo magazine four times a year. The Best Times is delivered on a bi-monthly basis to Johnson County...

Image of children's toys, text says info fair Saturday, May 6
May 2, 2017

Child care business info fair this Saturday

Are you interested in starting your own quality, licensed, in-home day care business in Johnson County? Learn the basics about how to get started during our information fair on May 6! 

  • Learn from local leaders in quality child care...
Budget infographic
May 1, 2017

Proposed 2018 budget creates potential to roll back mill levy

County manager Hannes Zacharias has proposed a budget for next year with the potential to roll back the mill levy by a quarter mill. 

“Current revenue projections support a strong county budget,” Zacharias said. “Our proposal meets the...

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