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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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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.
Letter to the editor: Baldwin City Community Theatre disbanding
March 10, 2015
For the past 23 years, the Baldwin City Community Theatre has been entertaining audiences young and old.
Kansas House panel considers higher scrap theft penalties
March 10, 2015
A Kansas House panel is reviewing a bill to significantly increase penalties for scrap metal theft.
Kansas farm experts plan webinar on crop insurance
March 10, 2015
Kansas State University is offering an hour-long webinar to help farmers and others make decisions on crop insurance as the signup deadline at the end of March nears.
Face to Face: Linda Everett
March 10, 2015
Face to Face is a weekly feature in which the Signal introduces readers to those who live or work in the community. This week, we meet Linda Everett.
City government organization hosts April voting contest
March 10, 2015
The League of Kansas Municipalities is hosting a county and statewide contest to recognize the cities with the highest percentage of voter turnout in this year’s April elections.
GOP plan to overhaul Kansas school aid could move quickly
March 10, 2015
The chief financial officer in Kansas’ largest school district is urging legislators to give more consideration to a plan from Republican leaders to overhaul how the state distributes aid to public schools and prevent unexpected budget surprises.
Baldwin City moves to Sweet 16 in Kansas showdown
March 10, 2015
Baldwin City has made it to the sweet 16 in a March madness competition with 63 other Kansas municipalities. Baldwin City Clerk Anna Keena said the competition involved collecting likes on a Facebook page of the League of Kansas Municipalities
Baldwin High School musicans chill on State Honor Band experience
March 10, 2015
More than a week after playing in the State Honor Band, two Baldwin High School students say the experience still gives them chills. “I get goosebumps just talking about it,” senior Kymbr Simmons said Monday. “It was a week ago and when I think about it, I still get chills.
Block grant proposal would cost Baldwin schools $100,000
March 10, 2015
The plan of Gov. Sam Brownback and legislative leaders to fund K-12 education through block grants will reduce state funding to Baldwin USD 348 by $100,000 the current school year and require a local mill levy increases to avoid passing on a similar cuts to the district’s budget the next two years, Baldwin Superintendent Paul Dorathy said.
Brownback supports rural incentives program amid skepticism
March 9, 2015
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he continues to support the state’s rural opportunity zone program after some lawmakers questioned whether it is luring new residents and businesses to areas with declining populations.
Baker University doctoral candidate awarded Fulbright Scholarship
March 9, 2015
A Baker University doctoral candidate will head to Swaziland early next year on a Fulbright Scholarship to help aspiring journalists and work with those practicing the profession. Peter Morello is an associate professor of communications studies at the University of Missouri — Kansas City and a doctoral candidate in Baker’s leadership in higher education program.
Employer sent to prison for hiring workers illegally in U.S.
March 9, 2015
A suburban Kansas City hotel owner was sentenced Monday to 27 months in prison in a case that highlights the U.S. Justice Department’s shift to targeting employers who knowingly hire immigrants not authorized to work in the United States.
Kansas Chamber backs GOP schools bill; educators opposed
March 9, 2015
A business group and a small-government think tank Monday endorsed a plan from Republican legislative leaders to overhaul how the state distributes aid to public schools and prevent unexpected budget surprises.
March 23 Baldwin Board of Education agenda
March 9, 2015
Baldwin Unified School District Board of Education March 23 agenda 6:30 p.m., Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center, 500 Lawrence St.
Survivors of Jewish sites shooting victims plan remembrance
March 8, 2015
The families of three people who were shot to death last year outside two Jewish sites in Kansas are planning a week of events that they hope will honor the victims, bring healing and promote appreciation for diversity.
86-year-old man dies in single-engine plane crash near Pratt
March 8, 2015
Authorities say an 86-year-old pilot is dead after his single-engine plane overturned while landing southwest of Pratt.
Baldwin to play Girard in first round of state tourney
March 8, 2015
No. 2 seeded Baldwin girls to play No. 7 Girard (14-8) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Hartman Arena in Park City.