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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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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.
Prosecutors question Kobach claims of voter fraud in Kansas
February 10, 2015
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the architect behind some of the nation’s strictest voter ID requirements, is asking lawmakers to give him the power to press voter fraud charges because he says prosecutors do not pursue cases he refers.
Study: Groundwater depletion slowing in western Kansas
February 10, 2015
The Kansas Geological Survey says average groundwater levels are still declining in western Kansas, but at a slower rate.
Musings from the Hill, Feb. 12, 2015
February 10, 2015
Do we desecrate the memory of the savior of our country, our first president, General George Washington? His birth date is tossed asid, and he is lumped in with all presidents, good or bad.
Kansas Democrats pushing proposals aimed at boosting wages
February 10, 2015
Democrats have outlined proposals to increase the state’s minimum wage and set higher wages on public works projects.
Douglas County taking time to understand issues before acting on jail expansion, mental health care project
February 10, 2015
The leaders behind a proposal to expand the Douglas County Jail and construct a mental health crisis intervention center know there’s a need for such an undertaking and that it must be acted on soon. But for now, they just want to understand it.
Baldwin USD 348 Feb. 16 school board agenda
February 10, 2015
BALDWIN CITY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 348 6:30 p.m., Feb. 16, Elementary Primary Center
500 Lawrence Street

Baldwin City quilters starting project for veterans
February 10, 2015
They didn’t have to send a dress code memo to the members of Baldwin City’s newest quilting club of what to wear to its first meeting Sunday. It was understood the four Quilters of Valor members, Liz Granberg, Karen Kohn, Jo Cornelius and Donna Thomas, would wear red, white and blue or some form of patriotic dress.
Face to Face: Christy Carlisle
February 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 Christy Carlisle.
Kansas lawmakers mulling $1.5B in bonds for pension system
February 9, 2015
A Kansas House committee is reviewing Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to issue $1.5 billion in bonds to help lower the state’s annual costs in funding pensions for teachers and government workers.
Amendment would guarantee hunting, fishing and trapping
February 9, 2015
A proposed constitutional amendment that would guarantee the right to hunt, fish and trap in Kansas is designed to turn away any efforts by animal rights groups to restrict or ban those practices, one of the amendment’s sponsors said.
Kansas officials concerned about long-eared bat listing
February 9, 2015
Developers and local officials are concerned about how a pending federal decision on the status of a small bat could affect construction projects in eastern Kansas.
Kansas House committee introduces plan to expand Medicaid
February 9, 2015
A Kansas House committee has drafted a plan for expanding the state’s Medicaid program for the poor and disabled in line with the federal health care overhaul.
Strong second half pushes No. 3 Basehor-Linwood past Bonner Springs
February 9, 2015
A big run to open the third quarter made the difference Friday night in the Basehor-Linwood boys basketball team’s 66-58 victory at home against Bonner Springs.