Johnson County Focuses on Accessibility with New $193 Million Courthouse

Accessibility is said to be the focal point of a new courthouse construction project currently underway in Johnson County. According to the Kansas City Star, the $193 million project is currently in the concept and design phase, with a number of partners on board, including the Johnson County commissioners, the City of Olathe, and Olathe’s Persons with Disabilities Advisory Board.

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Howard County Moves Forward on Spacious New Courthouse

Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman recently announced that Edgemoor-Star America Judicial Partners was chosen to head the new Circuit Courthouse project, on the site of the current Thomas Dorsey Building on Bendix Road, in Columbia., Md.

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Ascending From the Ashes: Are We Turning the Corner?

Once I was in Heliopolis, the “sun city,” or at least the place where the ancient city once stood. This was in the late 1960s, a few months after the seven-day war between Israel and Egypt. A tentative peace was apparent (which has now lasted more than four decades) and birds were back in the public squares.

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U.K. Company Helps Young Offenders

WARRINGTON, United Kingdom — British manufacturer Rixonway Kitchens has donated kitchen units to Thorn Cross Prison in Warrington to teach juvenile offenders new skills in a bid to reduce recidivism rates.
 
The program offers a fitted interiors course run by the Open College Network North West Region and allows offenders to earn a diploma or certification.
 
The course trains 10 students at a time in kitchen fitting, providing them with a trade and social and life skills that are hoped will help them find meaningful employme

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