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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 House passes teacher collective bargaining compromise
February 26, 2015
The Kansas House has approved a collective bargaining compromise between teachers and school boards.
Proposal to hike ag land taxes spawns backlash from Kansas farmers
February 26, 2015
A suburban lawmaker’s proposal that would dramatically increase property taxes on Kansas agricultural land has spawned strong rural backlash and nagging fears that pieces of it will pop up in legislation to close a state budget shortfall.
Kansas Senate approves concealed carry of guns without training or permit
February 26, 2015
The Kansas Senate has approved a bill to allow people to carry concealed guns without requiring them to get a state permit or take training classes.
Severe Weather Awareness Week approaches; Douglas County prepares
February 26, 2015
Douglas County Emergency Management is hustling to prepare itself and the rest of the county as peak months for severe weather draw near.√
Douglas County will create a public building commission
February 26, 2015
In another effort to keep an option open to raise funds for upcoming construction projects, the Douglas County Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to establish a public building commission.
Popular downtown venue newest Baldwin City park
February 25, 2015
A popular downtown gathering place is now officially a city park. Baldwin City Administrator Chris Lowe said the city purchased the empty lot west of the Baldwin City Post Office in the 700 block of High Street from Baldwin State Bank for $75,000.
Baldwin headed to state with record 10 wrestlers
February 25, 2015
A record 10 Baldwin High School wrestlers qualified with this weekend’s state 4A final as the Bulldogs swept to regional championship.
Baldwin girls bounce back
February 25, 2015
The Baldwin High School girls on Tuesday put a tough loss behind them by burying Spring High, 56-26.
Baldwin boys breakthrough on road
February 25, 2015
The Baldwin High School boys basketball team earned its first true road game win of the season with a 44-41 victory Tuesday at Spring Hill.
Supreme Court sides with Kansas in water dispute
February 24, 2015
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered Nebraska to pay Kansas $5.5 million in a long-running legal dispute over use of water from the Republican River.
Cerner offering voluntary separation packages to employees
February 24, 2015
Cerner Corp. is offering voluntary separation packages to employees whose combination of years of service and age total 65.
Kansas earthquakes worsen damage to century-old courthouse
February 24, 2015
Harper County officials are grappling with how to fix a century-old courthouse that was already deteriorating before a sharp increase in earthquakes began rattling south-central Kansas.
LAC board moving forward with theater plans
February 24, 2015
With the deed in hand for the lumberyard building, the Lumberyard Arts Center board of directors plans to move forward with a long-planned theater.
Baldwin City has sister city in South Africa
February 24, 2015
After two years of effort, Baldwin City is now the sister city of a similar-sized town in South Africa. On Feb. 16, the Baldwin City Council approved a memorandum of understanding establishing a sister city relationship with Riviersonderend, Western Cape, South Africa, a community of about 5,000 people.
Judge won’t hear retrial of man who punched his attorney
February 23, 2015
A judge is recusing himself from hearing the sexual assault retrial of a man accused of knocking his attorney unconscious during his first trial.
Governor creates Social Services Policy Council
February 23, 2015
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is creating a taskforce to look for ways to decrease poverty.
Legislative proposal focuses on open records enforcement
February 23, 2015
A legislative proposal that would make it easier to investigate allegations that governmental agencies are improperly redacting public records has the backing of Attorney General Derek Schmidt.
Kansas lawmakers seek to boost campaign contribution limits
February 22, 2015
After an election cycle in which the amount of money spent by outside groups dwarfed the amount spent by the candidates’ campaigns, themselves, Kansas lawmakers from both parties are pressing to increase campaign contribution limits in an effort to keep up.
Push on to make catfish a Kansas state symbol
February 22, 2015
Some supporters of the lowly channel catfish are renewing efforts to make the species become a state symbol, despite past failed attempts.
Lumberyard Arts Center schedules full slate of classes
February 22, 2015
The Lumberyard Arts Center, 718 High St., is offering a number of courses during the next few months that will allow residents to realize creative potential in the arts. Those interested can enroll online in the classes that interest them at lumberyardartscenter.org/classes.

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