Carl Gerlach http://kcur.org en Overland Park Voters OK Sales Tax Extension http://kcur.org/post/overland-park-voters-ok-sales-tax-extension <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An initial vote count appears to show Overland Park, Kan. voters have approved extending a 1/8 cent sales tax for 10 years, financing street repair and construction.</span></p><p>Unofficial returns on the mail-in ballot show some 33,000 ballots cast with 72 percent approving it.&nbsp;&nbsp; Nearly $70 million will have been collected when the current tax expires in 2014.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 22:40:43 +0000 Dan Verbeck 44895 at http://kcur.org Prairiefire Breaks Ground In Overland Park http://kcur.org/post/prairiefire-breaks-ground-overland-park <p>City and state officials were on hand Thursday to lift the shovels during a ceremonial groundbreaking for <a href="http://www.celebrateprairiefire.com/">Prairiefire</a>, a new Overland Park development at 135th Street between Nall and Lamar. The site includes a natural history museum. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:15:56 +0000 Laura Spencer 30239 at http://kcur.org Prairiefire Breaks Ground In Overland Park