Adirondack exhibit at OP Arboretum

arbo adirondack exhibit

People with disabilities ‘Roll on Capitol Hill’

ON A ROLL | One opinion

By FINN BULLERS
Special to ViewFromTheMidwest.com

Prairie Village man urges Kansas, Missouri lawmakers to speak out

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In the skies at 22,000 feet, I’m drawn to big-picture thoughts of mortality, chance, consequence, accessibility, humanity — and whether the airlines will re-route my lost luggage and Super Shuttle will pay us for the 4-hour and 45-minute delay.

Already, it as been a long, strange trip. And  it’s only Day 1. The irony of inaccessible wheelchair access smacks us in the head.

As you read, scores of people with disabilities from across the national are gathering for the United Spinal Association’s “Roll On Capitol Hill,” an annual, all-out lobby effort to push an agenda of inclusion, freedom and independence. Continue reading

Olathe news briefs for the week of June 17

City Council

The Olathe City Council will next meet Tuesday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall for a regular session. Regular sessions are broadcast live on OGN (Comcast channel 7, AT&T channel 99 and on the City’s website). To see the complete agenda for this meeting, visit the City’s website at OlatheKS.org.

Interested in the action of the regular Council meeting, but don’t want to wait on the official meeting minutes?  A Council meeting recap is now posted to the City Clerk’s page following each regular Council meeting. The recap is for the convenience of our residents and stakeholders and does not replace the official minutes.  Continue reading

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