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Past articles by Lynn:

Candidates For These Powerful Missouri Offices Struggle To Get Attention This Election

Three offices – attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer – are “down-ticket” on the ballot and face an uphill battle for voters' attention. → Read More

Kansas And Missouri Senators Say Stimulus Will 'Speed Relief' From Economic Shock Of Coronavirus

A massive federal coronavirus stimulus package, on the verge of final passage, should bring some welcome relief from the pandemic to the Kansas City metro → Read More

What The 1918 Flu Pandemic Taught Kansas City About Dealing With Outbreaks Like The Coronavirus

As the widening coronavirus outbreak stokes fears of a worldwide pandemic, it’s worth remembering that the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic may have started in → Read More

Missouri Colleges Are Trying To Convince Future Students That Teaching Is A Good Job

There's a serious teacher shortage in Kansas City and across the country, as fewer people pursue a career that often involves low pay, high stress and → Read More

It Sounds Like Science Fiction, But Hyperloop In Missouri Could Be Reality In Just 7 Years

It sounds like science fiction hype, but supporters believe ultrafast Hyperloop transportation could become reality within a decade, propelling passengers → Read More

Outdoor ice rink planned for Prairiefire development in Overland Park

Plans were announced Tuesday for an outdoor ice rink at the center of the Prairiefire development in Overland Park. Merrill Companies announced that KCIce will manage the rink for hockey and other ice activities. → Read More

Will JoCo home appraisals skyrocket again this year, taxpayers? Location is everything

Johnson County’s residential appraisal notices go out Monday, and most homeowners will see increases from last year. But the market has cooled somewhat, so values aren’t skyrocketing as they were in the past. → Read More

Debt recovery technology company plans to bring 150 jobs to Lenexa

TrueAccord, a California-based company, will open a new office in Lenexa and plans to add more than 150 jobs over the next three years. The office will open in April on College Boulevard. → Read More

Olathe approved JoCo homeless shelter, then the rules changed. Plan now at risk.

Barb and Marc McEver thought they were doing a good thing when they bought a building to shelter homeless adults in Johnson County. Olathe officials initially blessed it, but the rules changed, putting the plan at risk. → Read More

More snow, possible freezing drizzle coming Saturday night, says weather service

Sunshine Saturday could melt some snow from Kansas City’s roads, but more ice and snow are on the way in the evening. And another storm is in store later in the day Tuesday, Feb. 19. → Read More

One killed in massive I-70 pileup near Oak Grove. Driver describes scary experience

The Missouri Highway Patrol says 47 vehicles were affected by a chain-reaction crash on an icy roadway near Oak Grove, east of Kansas City. One person died. A truck driver described the terrifying experience. → Read More

‘A Nana to everyone’: Family mourns Missouri woman killed in massive I-70 pileup

Family and friends were heartbroken Saturday over the loss of Linda Henderson, who died in a massive crash on an icy I-70 near Oak Grove. Her husband, James, was critically injured. → Read More

Smaller JoCo cities passing laws protecting LGBTQ residents. Why not Olathe, OP?

Advocates for the LGBTQ community are frustrated that after two years of study, Olathe isn’t acting on a non-discrimination ordinance. Other cities like Prairie Village, Merriam and Mission have already done so. → Read More

Upgrades coming to Santa Fe Commons Park. But some say ‘keep the character’ in OP gem

Overland Park’s downtown park will be revamped in an effort to boost its attendance and popularity, despite concerns that the changes will erase a historically significant part of the city. → Read More

Can Overland Park transcend ‘Johnson County beige’ image? Long-range plan holds hope

The Overland Park City Council and dozens of organizations have endorsed the Forward OP long-range vision, to create an even more successful, diverse and vibrant city over the next two decades. Implementation starts now. → Read More

Honeywell Aerospace to close operations in Wichita, move jobs to Olathe

Over the next year to 18 months, Honeywell Aerospace will move what could be several hundred jobs from Wichita and Washington state to its Olathe plant. E → Read More

Olathe’s Honeywell plant gains jobs from closures in Wichita, Washington state

Over the next year to 18 months, Honeywell Aerospace will move what could be several hundred jobs from Wichita and Washington state to its Olathe plant. Economic development officials say it’s a big jobs win for Olathe. → Read More

Does Olathe’s Mentum have momentum over OP for ice rink, mixed-use development?

The Olathe City Council has approved a rezoning to allow the redevelopment of the former Great Mall of the Great Plains site. The project calls for a hockey arena plus entertainment, residential and retail uses. → Read More

Goodbye French Market. Hello new office towers on Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park

The Overland Park City Council has approved tax incentives to replace the old French Market at 95th and Metcalf with Shamrock Trading Corp.’s offices, holding up to 1,000 new employees of the company. → Read More

Is it ‘game on’ for OP sports arena? Competition heats up with rival Olathe plan

The City Council has endorsed a project plan for an arena and sports complex in south Overland Park. This positions the development to seek state STAR bonds, but it faces competition from a rival Olathe plan. → Read More