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The governor has signed a bill making it legal to carry a concealed firearm in Kansas without a permit. Do you think:

Response Percent
Increase gun violence.
Have no effect.
Decrease gun violence.
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Middle America braces for strong storms, possible tornadoes
09:21 a.m., April 8, 2015 Updated 10:41 a.m.
A forecaster has warned that the ingredients necessary to “blow up some big storms” would fall into place Wednesday and Thursday and cautioned millions of residents in the middle of the country to be aware of worsening weather.
Christie wins another term, three new members elected to Baldwin City Council
April 8, 2015
Baldwin City’s city council, school board elections produced mixed results with an incumbent re-elected to the board and three challengers winning seats on the council over a sitting councilman.
Kansas Attorney General criticizes federal home health laws
April 7, 2015
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says new federal regulations threaten home health care services in Kansas.
Brown, Bauer, Simmons elected to Baldwin City Council; Christie re-elected to school board
April 7, 2015
The Douglas County Clerk’s office has released advance voting totals for the spring Baldwin City Council and Baldwin USD 348 Board of Education contests.
Baldwin City Council considering citizen survey on CIP needs
April 7, 2015
The Baldwin City Council will consider surveying city residents about their views on proposed capital improvement projects and the cost to city taxpayers and utility customers. Discussion of a possible survey came after an architect presented the council with three options for a new police station, and the city’s financial consultant gave some primary information on how that facility and others being considered could be paid for and what they would cost city residents.
Musings from the Hill, April 9, 2915
April 7, 2015
Many long years ago before the Great Depression, in the roaring twenties, Easter was observed in a far different manner. In New York, Fifth Avenue truly had an elaborate Easter parade. Newspapers pictured couples strolling the Avenue with men in “ spats” (a shoe adornment) accompanied by white-gloved women in elegant hats.
Face to Face: Gail Guenther
April 7, 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 Gail Geunther
Turnout slow this morning at Baldwin City polling sites.
April 7, 2015
It was slow this morning at Baldwin City’s two polling sites as few voters went to the polls to elect three city council members and four school board members.
Kansas governor signs nation’s 1st ban on abortion procedure
April 7, 2015
Kansas became the first state Tuesday to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure that critics describe as dismembering a fetus.
Senator’s bill on Kansas out-of-district students criticized
April 7, 2015
Critics say that a new Kansas bill to protect current out-of-district students in school districts does not address the problem of state budget cuts.
Baldwin City home base for world-wide netter
April 7, 2015
After leaving the Baldwin USD 348 district office Monday with an application to substitute teach, Emily Brown admitted she was happy with not having a full-time job. Brown said she has thoughts about settling down, but she’s having too good a time making a living doing the two things she loves, playing volleyball and traveling. In the last six month, the 6-foot, 2-inch Brown has played professional volleyball in the Philippines and Puerto Rico.
Baldwin City to work with owners of unsafe electrical meters
April 7, 2015
The Baldwin City Electrical Department is asking property owners to replace outdated or unsafe electrical metering cans, fix dangerous exterior wiring or face a cut-off of service. Lead linesman Chris Croucher told the Baldwin City Council on Monday the electrical department has identified four customers whose buildings still have outdated 30-amp meter cans, which can be overloaded fire hazards in homes using 200 amps of electricity.
Couple put down barbecue roots in Baldwin City
April 7, 2015
After years of building a customer base from a mobile unit, Moose’s Backwoods BBQ has moved inside. For four years, Angela and Moose Barnhart have been serving barbecue-loving residents with brisket, pulled pork, ribs, burnt ends and other barbecue favorites from a mobile unit located in the Baldwin City Market parking lot.
Rural Kansas road to become Home on the Range Highway
April 6, 2015
Kansas is honoring the place where its famous state song was written by designating a nearby road as the Home on the Range Highway.
Chronic wasting disease spreads to 6 more Kansas counties
April 6, 2015
State wildlife officials say chronic wasting disease has spread to six counties in southwest Kansas.
8 years after tornado, Greensburg to have theater again
April 6, 2015
It’s been decades since Greensburg offered people a movie theater. That will change this month when the Twilight Theater opens, about 25 years after it closed and eight years after a tornado destroyed most of the Kiowa County town.
Kansas Board of Education to examine school laws, bonds
April 6, 2015
The Kansas State Board of Education is meeting April 16 to review changes to the state’s education laws including an overhaul in the way schools are funded.
Baldwin City Council agenda, April 6
April 6, 2015
Meeting starts at 7 p.m. in Baldwin City Public Library
USD 348 at-large board candidate Kelley Bethell-Smith
April 6, 2015
Meet Kelley Bethell-Smith, who is running unopposed for the at-large position on the Baldwin USD 348 Board of Education
Kansas City Connection: The return of the Royals, and showtime for Middle of the Map
April 5, 2015
The Kansas City Royals’ 2014 run was the stuff of legend, right up until the final heartbreaking out, and a special ceremony on Opening Day will pay tribute to that team’s extraordinary playoff run.