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The sun in a hot, yellow sky
July 23, 2021

Excessive heat warning; cool down at libraries

An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for the Kansas City metropolitan area from this afternoon through Wednesday evening. Heat indices in the 100 to 105 degrees Fahrenheit range are expected this weekend through late next week. Low temperatures... more

VTC Graduates from L to R:  Andrew Leehy, Jordan Suter, and Derek Lightfoot
July 22, 2021

Veterans Treatment Court celebrates another graduating class

Johnson County’s Veterans Treatment Court held its first in-person graduation since late 2019 and its first in the new Johnson County Courthouse. Many said it was a welcome departure from online events that were the norm in 2020 and early 2021.... more

BOCC update
July 22, 2021

Board of County Commissioners update

More information including official minutes, votes, videos, information about how to make public comments and how to request accommodations is available at boccmeetings.jocogov.org.

Notes for the Record 

election ballot box
July 22, 2021

Advance voting opens Saturday at eight locations in Johnson County

Advance voting for the primary election opens in Johnson County on Saturday. Eight locations will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Voters can cast their vote at any location.

Advance voting will continue through next week at all eight... more

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July 21, 2021

JoCo on the Go: Catching up the court

On JoCo on the Go, episode #97, hear about the backlog of court cases created by the pandemic. We’ll talk with Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe about the efforts to catch up cases and ensure justice is served. Find out how the... more

July 21, 2021

BOCC business sessions resume July 22

The weekly business session of the Johnson County Board of County Commission returns Thursday, July 22, after no meeting on July 15 in accordance to the 2021 BOCC schedule that was adopted at the end of 2020.

There will be no routine... more

hands in the shape of a heart
July 20, 2021

Mini-grant opportunity for suicide prevention initiatives

Up to $500 will be awarded to applicants with projects that focus on suicide prevention in Johnson County. The number of awards will vary, based on applications. Applications will be considered monthly, reviewed on the second Tuesday of each... more

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July 19, 2021

JCDHE releases updated guidance for the upcoming school year

On Friday, July 16, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) distributed a letter to school superintendents with guidance on COVID-19 prevention and control for the 2021-2022 school year. JCDHE’s primary goal remains to... more

Public Health Advisory
July 19, 2021

KC metro health departments issue public health advisory

In consultation with area hospitals’ chief medical officers, on Friday, July 16, the region’s public health departments issued a public health advisory in response to rapidly increasing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the Kansas City... more

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July 16, 2021

JoCo on the Go: Summer isn’t over yet

On JoCo on the Go, episode #96, the summer months may be winding down, but there’s still plenty left to do in Johnson County. Hear about the fun-filled activities for you and the family at our Johnson County Park and Recreation District... more