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Kansas Democrats file complaints in 2nd District
June 3, 2014
Kansas Democrats have filed two federal complaints against Republican congresswoman Lynn Jenkins alleging she violated ethics and campaign rules because a staff member also serves as an unpaid re-election spokesman.
Two arrests made in connection with U.S. Highway 59 shooting
June 3, 2014
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office announced it has arrested a second suspect in connection with the Memorial Day shooting on Highway 59 south of Lawrence.
Kansas man killed in confrontation with deputy
June 3, 2014
A south-central Kansas sheriff says a deputy was dragged by a vehicle he tried to stop before the motorist was shot and killed.
Kansas governor plans action on prairie chickens
June 3, 2014
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is preparing to announce new responses to the federal government’s listing of the lesser prairie chicken as a threatened species.
Baldwin City Council signs non-binding letter of agreement with solar power company
June 3, 2014
Baldwin City may purchase electricity from a local solar array if an arrangement the Baldwin City Council moved forward Monday comes to fruition. The council agreed to excute a letter of intent with Cromwell Environmental that could have longterm consequences on how the city purchases outside electrical power but which, for now, only commits the city not to enter into an agreement with another solar power contractor for a year.
Baldwin City Council gives final approval of High Street/U.S. 56 realignment
June 3, 2014
The Baldwin City Council approved a measure Monday that will ensure a third-straight summer of construction on one of the city’s main entry points. 
On Monday, the Baldwin City Council voted 5-0 to authorize Mayor Marilyn Pearse to execute with the Kansas Department of Transportation the realignment of the High Street and U.S. Highway 56 intersection.
2013 BHS grad invited to White House Science Fair
June 3, 2014
Last week, Austin Kraus earned his fifth trip to the nation’s capital from his participation in Baldwin High School’s Real World Design Challenge teams. It was an unexpected trip, considering Kraus graduated in 2013 from Baldwin High School and just completed his freshman year at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana, where he is studying mechanical engineering.