Overland Park

Following a trend across the Johnson County suburbs, the Overland Park City Council passed an ordinance Monday night banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kansas, is responding to a letter demanding he take action to end the Trump administration's policy of breaking up immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Nearly 60 elected officials from Johnson and Wyandotte Counties have called on Yoder to prevent immigrant children seeking asylum in the U.S. with their families from being separated from their parents at the border. Yoder is chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee.

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On Friday, a Kansas appeals court upheld a big jury award in the case of a 40-year-old man who took his life after a botched medical procedure left him with overwhelming spinal injuries.

The $2.88 million judgment in 2014 was the biggest malpractice award in Johnson County in more than 25 years. Because of Kansas’ cap on noneconomic damages, it was later reduced to $1.67 million.

Joel Burnette had gone to PainCARE of Overland Park to get relief from chronic back pain. He got a steroid injection, which he claimed punctured a swelling in his back that was infected.