Olathe Celebrates the Arts
Historic downtown Olathe will soon play host to visual artists from across the region. The inaugural Downtown Olathe Arts Festival is scheduled for June 11 and 12 at the intersection of Park and Cherry Streets in downtown Olathe. The juried art festival features over 70 visual artists including emerging artists and artists with disabilities. The event will also include live musical entertainment, an interactive children’s activity tent, and a variety of food and concessions. The Olathe Public Library book sale will be held in conjunction with festival activities.
The festival is a collaborative effort by volunteer organizers, the City of Olathe, and the generous support of area businesses. Festival hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 12.
Visit www.DowntownOlatheArtsFestival.org for more information, including opportunities to volunteer, donate or sponsor the event.
Governor Signs Pro Life Legislation
Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed legislation into law today that provides for the licensing and regulating of abortion clinics and other medical facilities by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).
Senate Bill 36 also requires the Secretary of KDHE to adopt and enforce rules and regulations; to collect an initial fee of $500 and subsequent annual fees of $500 from each licensee and to determine the severity of violations and to assess the corresponding fines for those violations. Inspections are required twice per year.
Today’s signing brings the total number of bills signed into law to 83. You can find additional information about these new laws at www.kslegislature.org.