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The governor has signed a bill making it legal to carry a concealed firearm in Kansas without a permit. Do you think:

Response Percent
Increase gun violence.
 
72%
Have no effect.
 
17%
Decrease gun violence.
 
10%
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Baldwin soccer breezes by Tonganoxie, 5-0
April 23, 2015
School soccer team won its third match of the season Monday with an easy 5-0 victory at Tonganoxie. Coach Erryn Kindle said his Bulldogs dominated the match, especially in the first half when it jumped to a 3-0 lead.
Baldwin track athletes compete against best at KU Relays
April 23, 2015
Baldwin High School girls track coach Ted Zuzzio maintains perspective when it comes to the performance of BHS athletes at the Kansas Univerity Relays. “Anytime you can place at the KU Relays, you’ve done something,” he said
Baldwin baseball team stay hot with Louisburg sweep
April 23, 2015
The Baldwin Bulldogs baseball team built on the recent outings of solid play with a sweep Tuesday of the visiting Louisburg Wildcats. f
Baldwin girls breakthrough with sweep
April 23, 2015
The Baldwin High School softball team came alive Tuesday to sweep Louisburg at the Bullpup Drive ball fields, 7-2 and 23-0.
Face to Face: Laura Beaulieu
April 23, 2015
Face to Face is a weekly feature of the Signal in which we introduce readers to those who live and work in the community. This week we meet Laura Beulie
Baldwin Junior High School recognized with two statewide honors
April 23, 2015
Baldwin Junior High School has received two statewide awards recently for good things happening in the building. BJHS Principal Joe Sample said the school was 1 of 15 junior high or middle schools to be named a “High Performing School” by the Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators. BJHS and the other schools will be honored at the KAMSA’s annual luncheon May 1.
6 Kansas school districts to close early, cite budget cuts
April 21, 2015
At least six school districts in Kansas plan to close a few days early this May because of budget concerns.
Man charged in Fort Riley bomb plot to appear in court
April 21, 2015
A Topeka man charged with plotting to detonate a 1,000 pound bomb outside Fort Riley is preparing to appear before a federal magistrate.
Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese Bishop Finn Resigns
April 21, 2015
Bishop Robert Finn has resigned as leader of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Roman Catholic Diocese.
Baldwin school board makes needed budget adjustment for next school year
April 21, 2015
On Monday, the Baldwin school board completed adjustments needed for the district to balance its 2015-2016 budget with the state’s new block grant school funding legislation. Gov. Sam Brownback signed the block grant K-12 funding legislation into law last month, which will freeze state funding to school districts at 2014-2015 fiscal year levels.
Baldwin City Council approves first reading of proposed sewer rate increases
April 21, 2015
The Baldwin City Council took action Monday on two measures that have been on its radar for some time. The council approved 5-0 the first reading of sewer rate increases, which were recommended in from a rate stud
KSU students to go on the road to care for shelter animals
April 20, 2015
Veterinary students at Kansas State University are going on the road to care for shelter animals.
Officials: Early to say fewer quakes due to fracking limits
April 20, 2015
Earthquakes appear to be striking Kansas less frequently but officials say it’s too early to say whether new rules are the reason.
Tuesday evening farmers’ market to bring more locally grown food options to Baldwin City
April 20, 2015
It’s the time of year to plant seeds with the hope of future return, and that’s what the organizers of Baldwin City’s newest farmers’ market are doing. “We’re hoping this will explode for Baldwin,” Rachel Renyer said. “There’s so much interest in getting homegrown food. There’s not anything coming out of the ground right now, but there is a lot of interest from producers.”
Brownback to take action on bill regulating Uber drivers
April 20, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback must decide whether to sign a bill that ride-hailing company Uber has said would drive it out of the state if it becomes law.
Abuse is main reason Kansas removes children from homes
April 20, 2015
Abuse and neglect are the primary reasons children are being removed from their homes in Kansas, which is a change from the past, according to figures from the Department of Children and Families.
Musings from the Hill, April 23, 2015
April 20, 2015
As usual I am writing my column well ahead of the due date. Another Easter has come and gone. My wish for all is a wonderful beautiful spring. We had a brief hiatus from our warm spring-like weather: a cold wind blew in from the north bringing Baldwin brief rain showers.
Baldwin City, township firefighters battle prop blazes
April 20, 2015
Baldwin City volunteer firefighter Donnie Thomas said a training exercise Wednesday on fighting a dumpster fire had an occupational benefit for him. “We learned the proper way to open the lid on top — the safe way to do it,” he said.
Ex-lawmaker faces sentencing for fraud to finance campaign
April 19, 2015
A former Kansas legislator is due to be sentenced for defrauding a bank to help fund his political activities in a federal case that highlights the state’s lax state campaign finance laws.
Audit finds UMKC business school ran up deficit to boost ranking
April 19, 2015
The University of Missouri-Kansas City’s business school racked up a nearly $11 million operating deficit in its effort to gain national and global esteem, which ultimately tarnished the university’s reputation.

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