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Majority of Kansas precinct seats empty for both parties
November 16, 2015
Kansas has more than 7,000 precinct seats per party, but fewer than a fifth of Democratic seats are occupied and less than half of Republican seats are filled, according to a newspaper report.
Kansas court’s approval of death sentence not seen as shift
November 15, 2015
Even though the state Supreme Court recently upheld a death sentence for the first time under the state’s 1994 capital punishment law, Kansas isn’t likely to see executions anytime soon or a shift in how the justices handle capital murder cases.
Kansas City Connection: ‘Christmas Cheer’ from a new ‘Nutcracker’ to Charles Dickens
November 15, 2015
You’ve likely seen news reports and alarmist email forwards about an alleged “War on Christmas,” but what’s less publicized in the media is Kansas City’s perennially successful “Campaign for Christmas Cheer (And General Holiday Merriment).” Whether you prefer a secular or a nonsecular Starbucks cup, this year’s holiday arts preview includes KC holiday classics for people of all beliefs, interests and ice-skating abilities.
Lumberyard Arts Center’ annual Holiday Art-A-Fair opens Friday
November 13, 2015
The Lumberyard Arts Center’s will start its annual Holiday Art-A-Fair on Friday and continue the event through Nov. 21 at the arts center, 718 High St.
Baker Theatre to present psychological thriller ‘Murder in Green Meadows’
November 13, 2015
Baker Theatre to present Murder in Green Meadows, opens Thursday, at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. at Rice Auditorium.
Kansas holding hearings on disability services
November 12, 2015
Kansas is holding hearings on proposed changes to how how disabled Kansans receive services.
Report says student scores rise and fall with funding
November 12, 2015
Kansas students’ scores on national reading and math scores tended to rise and fall along with school funding levels, according to a report by the Kansas Association of School Boards.
Kobach seeks end to lawsuit against Kansas citizenship rule
November 12, 2015
Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s office has registered two prospective northeast Kansas voters and is asking a judge to dismiss their federal lawsuit against the state’s proof-of-citizenship requirement.
Baldwin City Wrestling Club to start practices in December
November 12, 2015
The Baldwin City Youth Wrestling Club will start pre-season workouts in December.
Baker mens soccer advances in HAAC tourney
November 12, 2015
The No. 3 nationally ranked and No. 1 seeded Baker University men’s soccer team defeated No. 5 seeded Grand View University, 2-1, on Tuesday night in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals to advance to its third-straight Heart Championship tournament match.
Baker women start hoops season 3-0
November 12, 2015
The No. 23 ranked Baker University women’s basketball team scored 85 points for the second-straight game with its 85-31 win over Grace University (Neb.), on Saturday.
Baker football team improves to 9-1
November 12, 2015
The No. 3 ranked Baker University football team shut out Missouri Valley, 26-0, on Saturday afternoon to move to 9-1 overall and 4-0 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Southern Division and earned at least a share of the Heart South Conference Championship.
Blizzard warning issued for northwest Kansas
November 11, 2015
A winter storm system packing snow and high winds is expected to hit sections of northwest Kansas.
Man convicted in Jewish site killings is sentenced to death
November 11, 2015
A judge followed a jury’s recommendation and sentenced an avowed anti-Semite to death Tuesday for the fatal shootings of three people at Kansas Jewish sites.
Kansas Supreme Court justices asked to recuse themselves
November 11, 2015
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is asking all Kansas Supreme Court justices to recuse themselves from a lawsuit involving the court system’s budget.
Kansas again faces possible loss of all federal arts funding
November 11, 2015
The leader of a statewide advocacy group warned Tuesday that Kansas is likely to lose its federal arts dollars again early next year because the state isn’t providing enough funding for arts programs under Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration.
Musings from the HIll, Nov. 12, 2115
November 10, 2015
Another Halloween has come and gone. Oh, how the years fly swiftly to the sweet by and by of the days of our youth. According to recent polls, Halloween is now ranked just below Christmas in money spent on decorations, costume and “trick or treat” handouts.
2 downtown Baldwin City storefronts razed
November 10, 2015
Downtown Baldwin City saw its biggest change in several years with the razing last week to two buildings on High Street. On Nov. 4, the closed Title and Abstract building at 707 High St. and the old L&M Catering building next door were razed.
Baldwin City to start update of comprehensive plan next year
November 10, 2015
The Baldwin City Planning Commission and City Council will with an update of the city’s comprehensive plan. Interim City Administrator Brad Smith said $20,000 was earmarked in the city 2016 budget for the update.
Grant spikes Baldwin City new home starts
November 10, 2015
Baldwin City is in the midst of its best year for new housing starts since the start of the recession thanks to a grant the community received earlier this year. Tina Rakes, Baldwin City codes inspector, said eight permits for the construction of new single-family homes have been issued this year in the city and construction started on two others for which permits were issued in late December 2014.