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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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Musings from the Hill, May 21, 2015
May 18, 2015
A great change in our area due to the recent death of Margaret Counts is upon us. What effect will her death have upon the environs of Douglas County State Lake? The area in question has vital links to state land. For years, it has been a buffer zone between the two areas.
Baldwin City Council agenda, May 18
May 18, 2015
Meeting starts at 7 p.m. today at Baldwin City Public Library
Baker University graduates told they are part of the ‘Will Generation’
May 17, 2015
The Baker University Class of 2015 was sent off Sunday with a new name for its generation provided courtesy of commencement speaker, Aaron North, vice president of education for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In remarks at the Collins Center on the Baker campus to about 300 senior graduates of Baker’s College of Arts and Science, School of Education and School of Nursing, North said the graduates were part of the “Will Generation.”
Kansas legislators struggle to draft tax plan for budget fix
May 17, 2015
Kansas legislators reached what had been set as the last working day of their annual session without passing a plan to raise taxes and close the budget shortfall.
Large, $4.7M bulk solids research plant opens in Salina
May 17, 2015
A new $4.7 million research center in Salina is designed to help industry and businesses find the best methods to handle bulk solids such as sugar, salt and chemicals for manufacturing and production.
Kansas City Connection: Grinders Pizza and Celebration at the Station
May 17, 2015
There are thousands of places outside New York that claim to serve authentic New York-style Pizza, but a truly delicious slice of appropriately soft-yet-crispy pizza isn’t as easy to find as you’d think. But Grinders Pizza, at 417 E. 18th St. in the heart of the Crossroads, is the real thing.
Former Baker president honored for role in bringing university chapel from England
May 16, 2015
No less an authority than Robert Osborne, the man who made it financially possible, initially thought it an impractical undertaking to bring a 19th century English village church to the Baker University campus to serve as the school’s chapel.
Baldwin High School Class of 2015 members told they were ‘strongest’ class ever
May 16, 2015
In her commencement address, Corey Valentine said she could make the customary argument that the Baldwin High School Class of 2015 was the best ever at the school, but opted instead for a different distinction.
3 Kansas universities part of unmanned aerial system team
May 14, 2015
Kansas’ three largest universities have been selected by the Federal Aviation Administration to be a part of a team that will help integrate unmanned aerial systems into the nation’s airspace.
Kansas abortion foes seek change in law to help with lawsuit
May 14, 2015
Abortion opponents are urging Kansas legislators to rewrite part of a 2011 law that imposed special health and safety regulations on abortion providers, telling state senators Wednesday that the move would eliminate an issue in a lawsuit keeping the rules from being enforced.
Kansas Senate advances energy, elections, gambling proposals
May 14, 2015
The Kansas Senate approved bills Wednesday to change the date of local elections and give legislators some say over emissions controls for power plants as one of its committees approved a proposal for reviving a Kansas City-area dog and horse racing park.
Douglas County 1055 reopened
May 14, 2015
Douglas County Route 1055, between Vinland and Baldwin City, has reopened with the completion of a monthslong construction project, Douglas County Public Works Department announced Thursday.
Baldwin High baseball team finishes regular season with 2-1 week
May 14, 2015
The Baldwin Bulldog baseball team split a senior day double header Tuesday with visiting Perry-Lecompton in games that followed the same script but ended with different results.
Baldwin Bulldog softball team drops two at Tongie
May 14, 2015
The Baldwin High School softball team played its last scheduled regular season games Monday, dropping both sides of double-header on the road at Tonganoxie.
Baldwin High track teams shine at Wellsville
May 14, 2015
Before Friday’s Red Bud Classic in Wellsville, Baldwin High School girls track coach Ted Zuzzio foresaw good things for his team if weather cooperated. He wasn’t disappointed. Although sloppy conditions may have hampered girls in the javelin throw at a venue Kelsey Kehll and Kylee Bremer both topped what was then the school record a year ago, the team turned in a number of suburb performances.
Master gardeners give downtown Baldwin City park a facelift
May 14, 2015
eners mobilized Monday morning in Swan Park to give the downtown green space its spring makeover.
Union Pacific plans to spend $120 million on Kansas rail
May 13, 2015
Union Pacific says it plans to spend about $120 million this year in Kansas to improve the state’s rail infrastructure.
Fort Riley adjusts entry procedures after I-70 traffic jam
May 13, 2015
Fort Riley officials say they have adjusted entry procedures at the base after increased security measures clogged Interstate 70 earlier this week.
Kansas officials to urge schools to teach financial literacy
May 13, 2015
Kansas legislators and State Board of Education members are launching a campaign to encourage public schools to teach students financial literacy.
Kansas legislators considering tax fixes to fill shortfall
May 13, 2015
Kansas legislators are continuing to discuss proposals to raise taxes to fill a projected budget shortfall as the end of their annual session nears.