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Bus driver who shares special bond with student gets award for kindess
February 17, 2016, Fox4 News
We’ve heard of special bonds between teachers and students, but one 11-year-old has a unique bond. His admiration goes beyond the classroom and on to the school bus.

Character Breakfast honors residents for acts of kindness
January 27, 2016, Lee's Summit Journal
Lee’s Summit CARES recognized community members for making Lee’s Summit a better place at the annual Mayor’s Character Breakfast Thursday.

Community effort in Lee's Summit for Drug Take-Back Day
September 25, 2015, Lee's Summit Journal
Monica Meeks, program coordinator for Lee’s Summit CARES, said the organization’s front line stance on drug and alcohol use by youth in Lee’s Summit has allowed it to gain insight on a number of issues addressing teens.

Roby Little retiring after 14 years as director of Lee's Summit CARES
April 9, 2015, Lee's Summit Journal
When Roby Little retired the first time at age 49 she planned on taking a part-time job. Lee’s Summit CARES was the right fit at about 15 hours a week.

Mayor’s Character Breakfast Resounding Success
January 24, 2015, Lee's Summit Tribune
On Thursday morning, January 22nd, Lee’s Summit Cares presented their annual “Mayor’s Character Breakfast”. The event highlights and recognizes those in the Lee’s Summit community that have shown, by their actions, that they are examples of exemplary character traits. It was impressive to say the least.

Lee's Summit CARES receives state and national honors
January 7, 2015, Lee's Summit Journal
Lee’s Summit CARES was recently awarded the prestigious 2014 Missouri Coalition of the Year by ACT Missouri, the Missouri Substance Abuse Prevention Network and the Missouri Division of Behavioral Health.

Summit Lakes, CARES hit the 'Wall'
January 7, 2015, Lee's Summit Journal
Summit Lakes Middle School, in conjunction with Lee’s Summit CARES, is piloting a new campaign, “Be the Wall.”

LS CARES holds forum on marijuana
October 8, 2014, Lee's Summit Journal
Lee’s Summit CARES brought a Colorado expert to town this week to talk about that state’s experience with legalized marijuana.

What happened to House Bill 2238?
June 18, 2014, Lee's Summit Journal
Bill 2238 passed by the House and Senate, is on the Governor’s desk. It is not known if he intends to sign it or veto it.

Is Colorado a safe tourist spot for youth?
May 16, 2014, Lee's Summit Journal
In Denver on March 11, a foreign exchange student fell to his death from a hotel balcony after eating a marijuana infused cookie. This was the first reported death in the city since Colorado legalized recreational marijuana.

Medical marijuana bill passes house committee
April 16, 2014, Lee's Summit Journal
A proposal to legalize cannabis extracts for medical purposes was passed April 8 with a unanimous vote by Missouri House General Laws Committee. Under the proposed law, House Bill 2238, the State Department of Agriculture would be authorized to produce, manufacture and distribute cannabis extract that is low in THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and high in CBD (cannabidiol).

Humble character
January 24, 2014, Lee's Summit Journal
The annual Mayor’s Character Breakfast recognized individuals from a grade-school student who skipped birthday presents to support an animal shelter to a Lee’s Summit couple who’ve touched countless lives.

Lee's Summit CARES presents the community marijuana forum
September 13, 2013, Lee's Summit Journal
Lee’s Summit CARES is hosting a Community Marijuana Forum to discuss strategies to reduce the use and availability of marijuana and to report on the progress of the “Don’t Buy the Lie” campaign.