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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 panel to vote on freezing green energy mandate
March 18, 2015
A Kansas House panel is planning to debate a bill that would freeze renewable energy mandates for utility companies.
Annunciation Church to have St. Pat’s Day dinner tonight
March 17, 2015
Irish stew dinner returns to Annunciation Parish
Face to Face: Bobbi Jo Halford
March 17, 2015
Face to Face in a weekly feature of the Signal in which we introduce readers to the people who live and work in the community. This week, we meet Bobbi Jo Halford.
Douglas County to have townhall meeting on jail expansion
March 17, 2015
Douglas County is inviting the public to participate in the first of a series of town hall meetings to solicit feedback on a proposed county jail expansion and the construction of a mental health crisis intervention center. The meeting will run from 6-7:30 p.m. March 23 in the commission chambers at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts St.
Baldwin City council hears updates on quality-of-life projects
March 17, 2015
As it starts work on its 2016 capital improvement plan, the Baldwin City Council heard updates Monday on two long-discussed quality-of-life projects, the Mary Swan Theater at the Lumberyard Arts Center and a community center.
Proposed Baldwin City littering ordinance draws criticism
March 17, 2015
The Baldwin City Council approved Monday the first reading of an ordinance that makes it a municipal offense to litter. The ordinance defines littering as disposing of trash on public property and as transporting loose materials that can blow from a vehicle or truck.
Valuation notices sent out to Douglas County property owners
March 17, 2015
Baldwin City officials are hoping to see a reversal of a recent trend with the Douglas County Appraiser’s Office mailing 2015 change in valuations notices March 1 to county property owners. Specifically, city officials want to see the city’s overall property evaluation increase and put an end to five years of stagnation or decline that began with the start of the recession in 2008.
Douglas County under burn ban
March 16, 2015
Effectively immediately, Douglas County under burn ban
Biking Across Kansas tour plans June overnight stop in Baldwin City
March 16, 2015
Baldwin City will see an invasion of bicyclers June 13 as the annual Biking Across Kansas tour makes its first overnight stop in the community. Stefanie Weaver, executive director of Biking Across Kansas, said 900 riders were expected to participate in the annual tour, which starts June 6 on the Colorado line near Johnson City and concludes June 13 east of Louisburg.
Musings from the Hill, March 19
March 16, 2015
Daylight savings began Sunday, March 8. Did you remember to move your clocks forward? Yes, your wristwatches also.
Baldwin City Council agenda for March 16
March 16, 2015
Capital improvements work session at 6:30 p.m.
Baldwin falls to Hugoton in state title game
March 14, 2015
PARK CITY — Hugoton’s quickness proved to be the difference Saturday in the 4A Division II state championship game. Hugoton sophomore guard Amy Scott had 25 points and freshman point guard Dallie Hoskinson added 22 points, going 5-for-9 from the field and 11-for-12 from the line, as the Eagles downed Baldwin, 68-54, in the game played in Park City’s Hartman Arena.
Avian flu case confirmed in Leavenworth County
March 14, 2015
The Kansas Department of Agriculture was notified late Friday afternoon that samples collected from a backyard poultry flock containing both chickens and ducks in Leavenworth County returned a presumptive positive result for highly pathogenic avian influenza at the National Veterinary Services Lab.
Baldwin girls bull way into state title game with 67-42 win against Concordia
March 13, 2015
Park City — Baldwin High School senior Maddie Ogle scored 20 points, including seven in the first quarter, as the Bulldogs bulled their way into the 4A Division II state title game with a 67-42 against Concordia. Ogle, who scored 18 points in Baldwin’s first-round 61-44 win against Girard, said she found playing in Park City’s Hartman Arena to her liking.
Baldwin girls top Girard to move on at state tourney
March 12, 2015
PARK CITY — The Baldwin High School girls’ relentless full-court pressure broke Girard in the third quarter as the Bulldogs rolled Thursday to a 61-44 victory in the first round of the 4A Division II state tournament.
KU researcher discovers Neanderthals made jewelry
March 12, 2015
It turns out Neanderthals were smarter than originally thought.
Bill would prohibit public agencies and schools in Kansas from collecting union dues
March 12, 2015
Business groups are urging Kansas lawmakers to pass a bill that would prohibit state and local government agencies, including school districts, from using their payroll systems to collect union dues.
Brownback urges Kansas House to pass GOP school funding plan
March 12, 2015
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is urging Kansas House members to support a plan from top GOP lawmakers to overhaul how the state distributes aid to public schools.
Annual Wellness Festival approaching
March 11, 2015
al Community Wellness Festival, sponsored by the Baldwin City Recreation Commission and Baker University, is scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 18, at the Collins Center, Sixth and Fremont streets, on the Baldwin City campus.
Baldwin City Planning Commission recommends rezoning of old middle school
March 11, 2015
The Baldwin City Council Planning Commission on Tuesday recommended approval of Flint Hills Holding Group’s rezoning request of the old school on the 700 block of Chapel Street that would allow its renovation into apartments.