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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 move to state semi-finals with 3-1 victory against Spring Hill
May 28, 2015
SALINA — The Baldwin High School softball team continued its improbable post-season run with a 3-1 win against Spring Hill in the first round of the 4A Division I state tournament in Salina.
Kansas Senate leader sees budget cuts after tax plan fails
May 28, 2015
Kansas legislators must trim state spending, the Senate’s top leader said Wednesday, after the chamber rejected a plan for raising taxes to close a projected budget shortfall.
Kansas governor signs bill on emissions reduction plan
10:00 a.m., May 28, 2015 Updated 01:30 p.m.
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill that would require legislators to sign off on any plan for reducing the state’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Kansas Legislature’s annual session likely to hit 100th day
May 28, 2015
Kansas legislators are likely to have one of their longest annual sessions ever this year because they’re still struggling to resolve budget and tax issues.
Health Department workshop teaches health-related community planning
May 28, 2015
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is putting community health planning right in the laps of area officials and health advocates who are looking for a new approach in developing policies.
Baldwin High soccer team ends season
May 27, 2015
The Baldwin High School girls soccer team’s season ended last Thursday with a 5-1 loss to Bishop Miege in the second-round of regional playoffs.
Baldwin High track teams race to regional titles
May 27, 2015
PIPER — The Baldwin High School track teams took home 4A regional team titles Friday with the boys team doing so in much more thrilling fashion than the girls.
Westar plans to buy wind power from new plant
May 27, 2015
Westar Energy says it plans to buy energy from a new wind farm to be built in Pratt County.
Kansas House approves bill revising land annexation process
May 27, 2015
Kansas legislators have given final approval to a bill that would require cities and towns to get approval from counties before annexing land in some cases.
Baldwin City Public Library summer reading ends with food fight
May 27, 2015
Judging from the response during the first three hours of the two-day registration for the Baldwin City Public Library’s summer reading program, there are going to be a lot of community youngsters and adults reading books this summer. Barbara Mathews,
Kansas Senate plans to debate raising taxes to fix budget
May 27, 2015
The Kansas Senate is preparing to debate a plan for closing a projected state budget shortfall by raising sales, tobacco and gasoline taxes and suspending an income tax break for business owners.
Rough weather hits southwest Kansas, at least 1 tornado
May 26, 2015
The National Weather Service says a super cell storm swept across western Kansas, spawning at least one tornado.
Baldwin City pool regulars to see changes this season
May 26, 2015
Surrounded by friends Tuesday at the Baldwin City Municipal Pool, Joshua Mayo said the scene had been on his mind often in recent weeks.
Face to Face: Susan Butell
May 26, 2015
Face to Face is a weekly feature in which the Signal introduces readers to those who live or work in Baldwin City. This week, we meet Susan Butell.
Demolition of Docking building not expected until 2016
May 26, 2015
The demolition of the Docking State Office Building is not expected until at least the summer of next year.
Musings from the Hill, May 28, 2015
May 26, 2015
We honor our Armed Forces on Memorial Day. It is also the day many visit family graves to tidy up the ravages of time. Long ago when I was a child in New Jersey, we visited a graveyard to plant a few flowers in remembrance of a few days old baby brother.
Midland Railway gears up for Thomas weekends
May 26, 2015
Midland Railway has a lot riding on the next two weekends and the annual visit of Thomas the Tank Train. The event, now in its 14th year, annually attracts from 13,000 to 14,000 people to Baldwin City, many of whom catch a ride on Midland rail cars pulled behind the replica blue engine of the PBS Kids series.
Kansas logs first sighting of tropical piratic flycatcher
May 24, 2015
A small bird that’s typically found hundreds of miles away in Mexico and South America apparently made its way to western Kansas, watchers say, giving the Sunflower State a couple of possible firsts in the birding world.
Steady rain swelling Missouri, Kansas streams, rivers
May 24, 2015
Heavy storms across Missouri and Kansas have been pushing streams and rivers out of their banks, and forecasters say more rain is likely this week.
Kansas City Connection: A bakery to satisfy your cookie addiction
May 24, 2015
This week, baked deliciousness from McLain’s Bakery, high-quality coffee at Post Coffee Company and “Fight Club” author Chuck Palahniuk at the Uptown Theater.

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