Budgets and mediation

The City's budget for the next year has been approved and Jason & Nick discuss what the LS R-7's School District's new plan for mediation between the Board of Education and the Superintendent means for its equity plan.

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Monday NewsLink

The news, happenings and events from around Lee's Summit — your Monday NewsLink is here.

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The mailbag is open

This week, we went truly live for the first time! Nick Parker brought both co-hosts, Jason Norbury and John Beaudoin, into the studio for a mailbag episode. The trio offered some answers, insight and analysis to questions and topics submitted by listeners, including area development, the City’s strategic planning initiative, the downtown district and issues facing the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District.

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Monday morning NewsLink

Your Monday morning NewsLink: Emerald Isle Parade honors community icon Ferrell Shuck; snow days push LS R-7 District’s last day to May 30; St. Michael Academy plans benefit event for March 2; Campbell Middle Schooler garners state-wide recognition; Summit Theatre group opens new show on Friday; and the LS Chamber gets set for its next candidate forum.

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Three ways to make your voice heard

Every episode begins with “a weekly podcast about what you can do to make a difference.” This week, Jason and Nick are talking about three separate opportunities for residents and business owners to offer their input on local issues, housing development and the City’s future planning processes. Oh, and Nick admits to being really bad at self-promotion.

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Your Monday morning NewsLink

Your Monday morning NewsLink: LS Parks 7 Recreation launches RevUp program, opens youth girls volleyball registration; Downtown LS receives state-wide honor; Dr. David Sharp named new principal at Pleasant Lea Middle School; Six female students earn recognition from the National Center for Women and Information Technology; and two top members of the City’s leadership team have announced their retirement plans.

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An entrepreneurial dream takes flight

We're a day late with this week's episode. But we have a good reason. We wanted to record live from a cool new development in town. Wednesday night, Jason and Nick attended the launch party for the new Bridge Space Lee's Summit. The downtown-based entrepreneurial hub and coworking space has been the dream of local business owner Ben Rao for several years. This week, the dream became reality. During the party, the duo grabbed Ben, and some of the guests (including Mayor Bill Baird), to talk about the space and what it could mean for the continued growth of the city.

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A reminder to shop local this holiday season... & Santa's coming!

The holiday season in Lee's Summit officially starts this weekend with the Mayor's Tree Lighting in downtown. The annual event runs from 6-8 p.m. on Main Street at Howard Station Park. In addition to the lights and the Carols, Santa's coming!

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