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A bill in the Kansas Senate would schedule local city and school board elections in November rather than April. The bill also would have candidates identified by party. Do you:

Response Percent
Think no change is needed?
 
59%
Support the proposed changes?
 
25%
Agree with the date change but think local elections should remain non-partisan?
 
15%
Agree local elections should be partison but not with the date change?
 
0%
Total 32
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Kansas lawmakers working on plan to issue pension bonds
March 30, 2015
Kansas legislators are starting to hash out a plan for issuing $1 billion or more in bonds to shore up the short-term financial health of the pension system for teachers and government workers.
Baldwin City Council candidate profiles
March 30, 2015
The Baldwin City Signal has asked the seven candidates running for the three city council seats to be filled in the April 7 election to respond to questions before the city. More profiles will be posted as they are returned to the Signal.
Kansas Senate panel to consider expanding liquor licenses
March 29, 2015
With thousands of dollars in campaign contributions at stake in the 2016 election cycle, GOP legislators are weighing the risks of acting on a fiercely lobbied issue: allowing supermarkets to sell liquor.
Kansas officials hope budget puzzle pieces drop into place
March 29, 2015
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback hopes the GOP-controlled Kansas Legislature wraps up several key budget issues this week, though he’s not pushing lawmakers to finish a spending blueprint for state government that also erases a projected shortfall of nearly $600 million.
Kansas City Connection: Library activities go way beyond books
March 29, 2015
In addition to being an excellent place to do research, check out books or attend film and public speaking events, the Kansas City Library’s Central Branch, located in the First National Bank building at 10th and Baltimore, also functions as something of a museum.
Baldiwn City church makes free meal, fellowshp a monthly mission
March 29, 2015
Archie Carlson enjoyed two things Thursday evening at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church outside of his normal nightly routine. “This is very good,” he said as he finished the free dinner the Ives Chapel congregation made available to the community. “Everything is wonderful and how it’s supposed to be.”
Baker gallery to feature campus life captured through PR director’s lens
March 29, 2015
Baker University’s public relations director has stepped up to fill a void this spring with a decade of on-the-job images. The wall space in Parmenter Hall’s Holt-Russell Gallery is traditionally reserved late in the spring semester for a show of the work of senior art majors. But this year, there are no graduating art majors. Filling the walls are the photos of Baker PR director Steve Rottinghaus, in a show called “A Decade Covering the Campus Community,”
Baldwin school board special meeting agenda
March 27, 2015
District Office conference room 715 Chapel Street 7 p.m. April 1
State official to be director of Manhattan airport
March 26, 2015
Jesse Romo, the director of aviation for the Kansas Department of Transportation, will become the director of the Manhattan Regional Airport next month.
Kansas House passes bill to authorize $1.5B in pension bonds
March 26, 2015
The Kansas House has approved a bill authorizing $1.5 billion in bonds to help lower the state’s annual costs in funding pensions for teachers and government workers.
Salina man hopes to transform flour mill, redevelop area
March 26, 2015
The owner of a Salina mill has proposed a multimillion-dollar plan to transform the H.D. Lee Flour Mill and Grain Elevator into either townhomes or hotel rooms, with a restaurant 100 feet off the ground.
Reno County spending money to keep jail smelling good
March 26, 2015
To retain that new jail smell, Reno County plans to buy equipment that will vacuum-seal clothing worn by arriving inmates.
Six Baldwin HIgh School players named to Frontier League post-season teams
March 26, 2015
Six Baldwin High School basketball players earned All-Frontier League post-season recognition in a very competitive year that saw two the league’s girls teams earn state title berths in their respective classes and college coaches drooling over one sophomore forward. Baldwin senior Maddie Ogle was the Bulldogs’ lone first-team all-league selection on either the girls or boys teams. If it seems as if the Bulldogs were overlooked, consider Paola, which was undefeated until the Panthers lost in the 4A Division I championship game to Bishop Miege, also landed only one player of the first team in junior Morgan Laudan.
Kansas wild bird populations weathering avian influenza
March 25, 2015
The wildlife disease coordinator in Kansas says wild bird population numbers appear unaffected by an outbreak of avian influenza.
Kansas House advances measure to ban abortion procedure
March 25, 2015
Kansas is close to banning an abortion procedure targeted by a national group and described by abortion opponents as fetus dismemberment.
Kansas House approves bill to limit greenhouse gas emissions
March 25, 2015
The Kansas House has approved a bill requiring the state to draft a plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants but allowing legislators to have a say in its contents.
Baldwin rec chair yoga class offers low-stress exercise
March 25, 2015
Jane Miller and Gail Guenther wore sneakers to their yoga class Tuesday but had they followed the example of their instructor they would have taken them off. Debra McCullough led the class in her stocking feet. It was an indication of her gentle approach to the chair-yoga Baldwin City Recreation Commission class the two women attended Tuesday.
Face to Face: Becki Dick
March 24, 2015
Face to Face is a weekly feature in which the Signal introduces our readers to those who live or work in Baldwin City. This week we introduce Becki Dick.
Kansas Senate approves plan to control mental health drugs
March 24, 2015
The Kansas Senate has approved a new proposal for controlling the cost of mental health drugs in the state’s Medicaid program.
Kansas designates Wednesday as Military Appreciation Day
March 24, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback has proclaimed Wednesday as Military Appreciation Day in Kansas.

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