KCUR covers Prairie Village Emerald Ash Borer plan. KCUR on Friday published a brief story on Prairie Village’s plan to cut down 100 ash trees as a way to combat the Emerald Ash Borer. Check out our story here. [Prairie Village Will Cut Down One Hundred Trees Due To Infestation — KCUR]
The Pitch recaps state of affairs with Mission Gateway. The Pitch’s Steve Vockrodt published a good overview of the sequence of events that’s led to the recent news developer Tom Valenti may be forced to put in a new incentives package request to the Mission City Council. “Valenti once joked to a crowd in Mission that he wouldn’t take 16 years to finish Mission Gateway like it did with another project of his,” Vockrodt wrote. “He’s got seven years before that promise crumbles like so many others.” [Mission Gateway developer Tom Valenti wants to change his plans again — The Pitch]
Some parents express concerns with Shawnee Mission iPad, Macbook plans. The Kansas City Star on parents who are concerned that the Shawnee Mission School District’s plan to distribute iPads and Macbooks to students may take away from their focus on leaning. ““I hate these devices,” parent Malinda Sutton said. Children “get sucked in, and they become like little addicts.” [As more mobile computers pour into schools, some parents express concerns — Kansas City Star]
Roeland Park night out benefits Community Center and community. Roeland Park’s National Night Out, part of a national event to promote community safety, drew a crowd to the parking lot behind city hall last week. Extra food that had been donated for the event was taken to the community center. The event was sponsored by the Roeland Park Police Department.