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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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Newell Rubbermaid to expand Winfield, add 320 jobs
March 2, 2015
Newell Rubbermaid is planning a $27 million expansion of the company’s plant in Winfield and will add 320 jobs.
Face to Face: Kelly Neufeld
March 2, 2015
Face to Face is a weekly feature in which the Signal introduces readers to those who live or work in the community. This week we meet Kelly Neufeld.
Officials fear Kansas is complacent about tornado season
March 2, 2015
Weather officials in Kansas are worried that the state’s lack of tornados last year will make citizens complacent going into tornado season this spring.
Court revives lawsuit from ex-detective who exposed beating
March 2, 2015
A federal appeals court has revived the lawsuit filed by a former Kansas City, Kansas, police detective who contends he was punished for refusing to cover up a motorist’s beating by federal agents.
Construction to close CR 1055 on March 23 north of Baldwin City
March 2, 2015
Some, and at times all, of the popular route to Lawrence through Vinland will be closed for much of the coming construction season as Douglas County Public Works undertakes a three-phase improvement of the road.
Stolen goods from Joyland park found with Louie the Clown
March 1, 2015
Several items stolen from the closed Joyland amusement park in Wichita have been found at a home where police earlier recovered Louie the Clown, a statue that greeted patrons of the park before going missing for more than a decade.
Baldwin claims first-ever state wrestling title
March 1, 2015
With two team members grabbing gold and five others placing, the Baldwin High School wrestling team won the school’s first state championship this weekend in Salina. The Bulldogs brought home the state championship and its first-ever state wrestling trophy by scoring 113 points Friday and Saturday in Salina. Chanute finished second with 105 points.
Former Kansas superintendent and 2 others sue over firings
March 1, 2015
A superintendent and two of his top administrators who were fired last year are suing the Gardner-Edgerton School district in northeast Kansas.
Baldwin City Council agenda, March 2
March 1, 2015
Meeting to start at 7 p.m. Monday at Baldwin City Public Library
Kansas school funding plan aimed at ending budget surprises
March 1, 2015
Top Republican officials in Kansas who hope to eliminate a budget deficit while sustaining personal income tax cuts are working on a plan to overhaul the state’s system for funding public schools in a way that would prevent unanticipated demands for new spending.
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.