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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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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.
Lenexa man suspected of injuring kids, damaging cars
March 24, 2015
Police in Lenexa say a man has been arrested on suspicion of injuring three children, damaging vehicles and threatening people with what turned out to be a pellet gun.
Baldwin City Council candidates state views, define themselves at forum
March 24, 2015
Although few sharp differences emerged, a forum for the seven people running for three Baldwin City Council seats did provide a venue for candidates to express their views on a number of important issues while allowing them to define themselves.
Kansas lawmakers considering proposals on public employees
March 24, 2015
The Republican-dominated Kansas Legislature is considering proposals to restrict public employee unions and potentially shrink the state’s civil service.
Baldwin district having sale at Vinland school on Saturday
March 24, 2015
Those looking for a small desk or a “cute” little chair, are invited to shop Saturday morning at the old Vinland Elementary School. Baldwin school district financial director Cynde Frick said those items at Vinland unclaimed by district teachers and principals would be for sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the school. She and district facilities director Chuck James would run the sale.
Baldwin district to survey parents about increased in-town busing fee
March 24, 2015
The Baldwin school district in the next month will survey those parents paying for in-town busing to learn how many would retain the service should its price increase three-fold. For four years, the school board has debated maintaining in-town busing as state funding has failed to keep up with the district’s increased costs.
Timely bond refinance to help Baldwin district deal with block grant cuts
March 24, 2015
Thanks to a timely bond refinancing, the Baldwin school district will see level funding for the next two years with no additional demands on taxpayers. At the Baldwin school board meeting on Monday, Baldwin Superintendent Paul Dorathy and district financial director Cynde Frick updated the board on the consequences of the school finance block grants that are about to replace the state’s 22-year-old school finance plan.
Kansas Supreme Court to consider convicted killer’s appeal
March 23, 2015
The Kansas Supreme Court is considering the appeal of a convicted serial killer who stuffed the bodies of several victims into barrels.

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