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CLAY COUNTY — Amid an uptick in fatal and near-fatal overdoses linked to the recreational use of pills laced with fentanyl, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Community Drug Education Summit Monday, Dec. 6, at Shoal Creek Community Church, 6816 Church Road in Pleasant Valley.

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CLAY COUNTY — Amid an uptick in fatal and near-fatal overdoses linked to the recreational use of pills laced with fentanyl, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Community Drug Education Summit Monday, Dec. 6, at Shoal Creek Community Church, 6816 Church Road in Pleasant Valley.

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CLAY COUNTY — Five Missouri state representatives and one senator updated members of the Clay County Economic Development Council on the 2021 legislative session during a meeting of the Civic and Legislative Affairs Committee in May.

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The Northland Democratic Committee meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. At the May 18 meeting, state Rep. Wes Rogers of District 18 was the key note speaker. He reviewed the legislative year and answered multiple questions from attendees. Meetings are held at ACA Club, located…

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CLAY COUNTY — As Aug. 10 will mark the 200th anniversary of Missouri’s statehood, the Clay County Commission established a citizen-led commission to commemorate Missouri’s bicentennial celebration. The group will also look to how the county will commemorate it's pending 200th anniversary, wh…

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Ending construction of a new Annex is not the first step current commissioners have taken to stop the bleeding of taxpayers’ money committed by previous commissioners. Earlier this year, contracts with high-priced, outside legal and lobbyist firms and legal opposition to the state audit were…

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CLAY COUNTY — Commissioners for Clay County extended its employment contract with Interim County Administrator Tom Salisbury for at least six months as search parameters for a permanent candidate continue to be defined.Salisbury, who previously served as regional administrator for the U.S. S…

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National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week runs this week, from April 11 to 17. This week honors thousands of men and women throughout the United States who answer emergency calls for assistance, dispatch emergency professionals and equipment and render life-saving, prearrival instruction…

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Director of the National Mississippi River Museum & Archives Jerry Enzler will present a free webinar on Jim Bridger, a legendary frontiersman, via Zoom at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 22.

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Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is suing four massage businesses he contends solicit prostitution.

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CLAY COUNTY — Tenants in Clay County impacted by the pandemic and struggling to pay rent and utilities now have a lifeline from Clay County in the form of an Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

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Gov. Mike Parson authorized a transfer of $300 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds from the State Treasury to the state’s UI Trust Fund to help keep the Trust Fund balance above the level that would trigger an increase in contribution tax rates for Missouri businesses.

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CLAY COUNTY — Vacant senior leadership positions in county administrative staff were filled. Several of the employees are familiar faces to some as they previously held similar positions in the county.

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CLAY COUNTY — As of Sunday, Feb. 21, Clay County Public Health’s emergency order was updated, allowing restaurants, bars and taverns to resume operating according to normally permitted hours.

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LIBERTY — Late Wednesday, Jan. 27, Liberty Fire Chief John Mills said North Kansas City and North Kansas City Hospital joined cooperative efforts with other cities in Clay County, Clay County Public Health Center and Liberty Hospital to craft a mass COVID-19 vaccination plan.

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CLAY COUNTY — After years of working as deputy clerk, county commissioners appointed Sandy Baldwin to the top spot in the county clerk’s office.

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CLAY COUNTY — The county public health center received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine this week. The shipment from Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services contained doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

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CLAY COUNTY — In the first meeting of the new year and of the new Clay County Commission Monday, Jan. 4, commissioners Jerry Nolte, Jon Carpenter and Megan Thompson directed county staff and leaders to pause expenditures related to and construction at the proposed site of the new Clay County…

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KANSAS CITY — Mid-Continent Public Library’s North Oak branch at 8700 N. Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, is closed until further notice due to potential COVID-19 exposure.