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Posted on: December 28, 2012

Anti-Drug Billboards Seek To Raise Awareness

Cosmetic Dentistry by Crystal Meth… Auto Detailing by PCP… Social Networking by Ecstasy…

These “taglines” aren’t being used to sell, but to serve as a warning about the real-life consequences of drug abuse. They are being featured on new, dramatic COM...> MORE

Posted on: November 2, 2012

2012 State of the County Address

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders delivers his 2012 State of the County Address.

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Posted on: October 2, 2012

County Executive Golf Tournament Raises $17,000 For Operation Breakthrough

Following through is essential in golf. During the County Legislative meeting Monday, October 1, County Executive Mike Sanders followed through when he presented a check to Operation Breakthrough co-founder Sister Berta Sailer for the $17,000 raised via t...> MORE

Posted on: September 10, 2012

County Plays Leader Role In Mass Fatality Training

The week of August 27 marked the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Memories of that tragedy served as the background for training conducted August 27-31 as part of an ongoing effort to assure local officials are as well prepared as possible to res...> MORE

Posted on: August 20, 2012

A Cry For Help Answered

A desperate cry for help did not go unanswered.
When the boat he and his friend Gladin Harrison were fishing in capsized May 15 on Lake Jacomo, James Bowden clung to the flipped-over boat and yelled for help. He was approximately 30 yards from the shore...> MORE

Posted on: August 9, 2012

Charter Task Force Presents Report To Legislature

The Charter Review Task Force that Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders appointed to focus on three issues -- term limits, campaign finance and candidate filing procedures -- submitted its final report to County Legislators during their regular weekly me...> MORE

Posted on: June 6, 2012

Chief Investigator Earns Regional Leadership Award

Mike Henderson calls it training for work he hopes he'll never have to do.

Since joining the Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office in 2007 as Chief of Forensic Operations and Investigations, Mike has taken a leadership role in the establishment of a...> MORE

Posted on: May 17, 2012

County Playing Lead Role In Missouri Becoming A Model For Emergency Preparedness

Jackson County continues to play a leading role in Missouri becoming a model for other states seeking to improve their emergency preparedness efforts.

"We have the finest disaster preparedness framework in the country," Missouri Governor Jay ...> MORE

Posted on: May 4, 2012

Program Allows Mother & Daughter To Return Home After Several Struggles

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders compared all the hardships Kristie Smith and her two daughters have endured to being struck by lightning -- not once or twice, but three times.

First, in 2008 lymphoma claimed the life of Kristie's husband and...


Posted on: April 30, 2012

Preventing Child Abuse Requires 'Us All Getting Involved'

Jeremiah... Victoria... Marcus... Tonique... Aaron... Breanna... Precious Doe... Unknown...

Dozens of pink and blue tombstones lined the steps outside the Jackson County Courthouse in downtown Kansas City on Wednesday, April 25. Each bore the name of a...> MORE

Posted on: April 25, 2012

County Drug Task Force Honored As Law Enforcement Unit Of The Year

The very nature of the Jackson County Drug Task Force's work, which often entails risky undercover operations, means the unit's achievements might frequently be underappreciated. The need to protect the detectives' identities makes publicly acknowledging ...> MORE

Posted on: April 20, 2012

All-Star Game Represents Local Community's Chance To Shine

The 2012 Major League Baseball All-Star Game ballot was unveiled during a special on-field ceremony at Kauffman Stadium, where the "Mid-Summer Classic" will be played July 10. While fans can just now begin casting votes for their favorite player...> MORE

Posted on: March 21, 2012

County & City Collaborate On New Development Tool

A new online tool gives Jackson County and the Kansas City region a "leg up" in promoting economic development, stressed County Executive Mike Sanders during a news conference held March 16 at the Local Investment Commission offices in Kansas Ci...> MORE

Posted on: February 17, 2012

County Employees Trained To Identify Severe Weather

Do those clouds on the horizon signal an approaching rain shower -- soggy but harmless -- or a potentially dangerous thunderstorm? That question was at the center of recent training given to 95 Jackson County employees to help them better identify severe ...> MORE

Posted on: February 15, 2012

Transit-Oriented Development

The effort to develop a more extensive mass transit system that would better serve Jackson County and the Greater Kansas City region continues to gain momentum. Last week, Jackson County participated in a series of transit-oriented development (TOD) works...> MORE

Posted on: January 10, 2012

Jackson County At Your Fingertips

"We are putting all this data right at people's fingertips."

That is how Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders described the new mapping feature on the county's Economic Development website. The program provides easy access -- available 24/7 ...> MORE