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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:

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Think no change is needed?
Support the proposed changes?
Agree with the date change but think local elections should remain non-partisan?
Agree local elections should be partison but not with the date change?
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Kansas committee review bill to boost tobacco, alcohol taxes
February 16, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposals to raise alcohol and tobacco taxes are being reviewed by a legislative committee.
Marijuana refugee returns to Baldwin City to advocate for limited use of drug
February 16, 2015
For Ryan Reed, a smile makes his family’s move to Colorado worthwhile. It’s a smile he wishes he could share with members of the Kansas Legislature this week when he testifies before a House committee about the benefits of the medical marijuana his 3-year-old son has been taking daily since the family moved to Colorado in May 2014.
Kansas lawmakers seek classroom tweaks in school budget row
February 15, 2015
Conservative Republicans have tried but failed to overhaul Kansas’ school curriculums in each of the past two years, but with a bigger majority in the state House and a looming budget crisis, some believe this could be the year they finally get their way.
K-State’s response to open records request shows difficulty
February 15, 2015
A heavily redacted 11-page response from Kansas State University to a newspaper’s open records request illustrates shortcomings with the state’s open records law, but a leading First Amendment expert said it can be difficult to challenge such redactions.
Kansas City Connection: Banjos and beignets
February 15, 2015
This week in Kansas City, celebrate folk music, Mardi Gras and Black History Month.
Baldwin City Council agenda, Feb. 16, 2015
February 13, 2015
Meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Baldwin City Public Library
Lawrence-Douglas County health department to host measles vaccination clinics
February 13, 2015
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will host four community clinics around the county for people who want to receive the measles vaccine.
Baldwin wrestlers tune up for league meet two sweep at Osawatomie
February 13, 2015
Baldwin High School wrestlers readied to defend their Frontier League title by sweeping duals Wednesday against Osawatomie and Frontenac. The Bulldogs open their quest for a fourth-straight Frontier League championship today at Eudora.
Kansas Senate panel considering bill to ban abortion method
February 12, 2015
A Kansas Senate committee is preparing to consider a ban on a procedure used in 8 percent of the abortions performed in the state.
State board told Attorney General’s office can’t advise it
February 12, 2015
A small state board will be seeking outside legal help after the Kansas Attorney General’s office said it does not have the resources to represent the board on routine legal issues.
Kansas considers changes to policies for state workers
February 12, 2015
A day after Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback rescinded an executive order protecting state employees from discrimination tied to sexual orientation and gender identity, his administration announced plans to revise hiring, layoff and termination policies for government workers.
Lobbyists looped in about budget earlier than disclosed
February 11, 2015
Newly released emails obtained by the Topeka Capital-Journal show the governor’s administration informed two lobbyists about its budget efforts weeks earlier than previously disclosed.
Baker woman improve to 14-8
February 11, 2015
For the fifth time this season the Baker University women’s basketball team eclipsed the 80-point mark en route to an 80-64 win over Graceland University on Saturday on Alumni Day inside the Collins Center.
Torrid Baker men trounce Graceland
February 11, 2015
The Baker University mens basketball team shot an incredible 74-percent from the field in the first half Saturday on its way to an 83-69 win over Graceland University in the Wildcats Alumni Day game inside the Collins Center.
Baker splits home-opening baseball double header
February 11, 2015
In its home opening doubleheader, the Baker University baseball team split its two-game series with rival Ottawa University, as the Wildcats won game one, 3-2, and fell in game two, 4-1.
Deadline nears for Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce awards nomininations
February 11, 2015
Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce members have until Friday to submit nominations for the awards to be presented at this year’s annual chamber banquet.
Kansas legislators open 2 days of hearings on marriage
February 11, 2015
Kansas lawmakers want to lower the state’s divorce rate. The House Federal and State Affairs Committee on Wednesday conducted the first of two informational hearings on marriage called by the committee’s chairman, Rep. Steve Brunk. The Wichita Republican says the state has an interest in keeping marriages together.
Kansas lawmaker wants to set up new foster care program
February 11, 2015
A Kansas state senator wants to create a new foster care program that would provide higher state reimbursements to married couples who don’t smoke or drink, regularly attend church services or other social group meetings and either homeschool or send the foster children to private schools.
Baldwin boys fall to talented rival
February 11, 2015
Baldwin High School boys coach Paul Musselman gave a nod to his team’s effort in Tuesday’s 62-33 loss to Eudora by noting Oklahoma Sooner coach Lon Kruger wasn’t in attendance to scout any of his Bulldogs.
Baldwin girls bounce back against rival Eudora
February 11, 2015
The Baldwin High School girls bounced back on Tuesday from their second loss of the season to down rival Eudora, 49-27. The senior night victory improved Baldwin’s record to 14-2 and 6-2 in the Frontier League.