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Kansas GOP leader defends teacher tenure plan
April 10, 2014
A top Kansas Republican sought Wednesday to quell criticism of a proposal to eliminate tenure for public school teachers approved by the Legislature as part of a court-mandated school funding plan, suggesting the anti-tenure measure is not as harsh as portrayed.
Kansas: Husband awaiting retrial in wife’s strangulation death out on bond
April 10, 2014
A Lawrence man awaiting a retrial in the 2004 death of his wife has bonded out of jail.
Johnson, Wyandotte counties pledge $65,000 apiece to land GOP convention
April 10, 2014
Four governments in the bistate Kansas City metro area have pledged $260,000 for a campaign to bring the 2016 Republican National Convention to Kansas City, Mo.
Boardway at Baker registration starts
April 10, 2014
Registration is being accepted through June 1 for the Broadway at Baker and Music Theatre for Young People summer camps. The camps will be from July 6 through 13 and July 20 through 27. Students 13 to 18 years of age will gain stage skills during weeklong intensive preparation, which end with theater performances.
Kansas Highway Patrol ‘Tweeting Troopers’ post tips
April 10, 2014
A group of seven Kansas Highway Patrol officers called the Tweeting Troopers is discovering the power of social media to spread information during storms, traffic obstructions or simply to post educational messages.
Education funding bill on governor’s desk would mean net gain of $30,000 for Baldwin district
April 10, 2014
The Baldwin school district would see about $30,000 more in state general fund aid should Gov. Sam Brownback sign a school funding bill the Kansas Legislature passed earlier this week. Baldwin USD 348 Superintendent Paul Dorathy said the bill took away some existing funding, added $14 in per pupil state aid to local districts and provided “equalization” revenue for poorer districts to help with their local option budgets and capital outlay funds.
Kansas: Hearing set in Asian massage parlor sex trafficking case
April 9, 2014
A judge has scheduled a mental competency hearing for a woman accused of sex trafficking at Asian massage parlors in Wichita.
Baldwin Bulldog soccer team struggling offensively
April 9, 2014
The Baldwin girls soccer team was shut out in two home matches, losing 2-0 on Monday to De Soto and 4-0 and Tuesday to KC Piper.
Kansas: Ex-school board boss sentenced on meth, pot charges
April 9, 2014
A former school board president from western Kansas has received a suspended sentence on drug charges.
Kansas: Feds appeal ruling in voter citizenship case
April 9, 2014
Federal election officials have appealed a judge’s ruling requiring them to help Kansas and Arizona fully enforce state laws requiring voters to prove their U.S. citizenship.
Community Wellness Festival returns for 13th year Saturday
April 9, 2014
Although she’s new to her position as Baker University health and counseling service coordinator, Sherri Pahcoddy is aware of the potential life-saving importance of the Community Wellness Festival she is organizing. The past two years, she helped her predecessor Ruth Sarna organize the health fair, Pahcoddy said.
Baldwin High School softball team sweeps Ottawa
April 8, 2014
The Baldwin High School softball team got an outstanding performance Tuesday from freshman pitcher Kinley Burton in a double-header sweep of Ottawa. The Bulldogs won the first game, 5-3, and the nightcap, 10-2, with Burton going the distance in both games.
Kansas: Brownback signs fossil, 9 other laws
April 8, 2014
The flying pteranodon and the sea-roaming tylosaurus are now the official fossils of Kansas.
Kansas lawmakers OK tougher Medicaid fraud law
April 8, 2014
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is praising legislators for unanimously approving a measure to increase penalties for defrauding the state’s Medicaid program.
Kansas school districts say new finance bill will widen disparities
April 8, 2014
The Legislature’s new school finance bill will continue to widen the funding gap between wealthy and poor districts, attorneys representing school districts that successfully sued the state said Monday.
Glass recyling bin to be moved to Baldwin City Market
April 8, 2014
The final day for paper, cardboard, plastic and glass recycling bins at the Ottawa Street recycling site will be April 30, the Baldwin City Council was told Monday. But there was good news for local recyclers. City financial director Brad Smith said Ripple Glass and Baldwin City Market have reached an arrangement that will spot a glass recycling bin in the grocery store’s parking lot.
Baldwin City Garden Connection members behind summer’s downtown blooms
April 8, 2014
Baldwin City Garden Connection President Donna Masoner made a confession as she watched Monday as fellow member Carol Anderson raked out the flowerbed in front of the Baldwin City Community Library. “Raking is my least favorite thing to do,” she said.
Face to Face: Lumberyard Arts Center gallery coordinator Sandy Cardens
April 8, 2014
Face to Face is a weekly feature highlighting those who live or work in Baldwin City. Each week The Signal will pick one person to highlight in the community. This week we meet Lumberyard Arts Center board member and gallery coordinator Sandy Cardens.
Bonner’s Marble Day to expand with new 5K run, community art project
April 8, 2014
With a big, new event, a new organization involved, and hopefully better weather than last year, things are going to be busy at the 8th Annual Marble Day celebration.
KU grad students worry hours might be cut
April 7, 2014
University of Kansas graduate students are concerned the school might reduce the hours they are allowed to work on campus in an effort to comply with new health care requirements.