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Will you vote in next week's primary election?

Response Percent
Yes; I plan to head to my polling location on Tuesday.
 
90%
I already did. I voted by advance mail ballot/at an advance voting location.
 
10%
No; I don’t vote or usually only vote in General Elections.
 
0%
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Videos
Edwardsville sales tax turnout questionable
July 30, 2014
Former Edwardsville Mayor Heinz Rogers admits he didn’t like the idea of a special sales tax to fund city projects at all.
Rare gazelle breaks own neck, dies at Topeka Zoo
July 29, 2014
An endangered gazelle at the Topeka Zoo is dead after beating its head against a gate until it broke its neck.
Mild weather greets Leavenworth County Fair in Tonganoxie
July 29, 2014
Fairgoers — both humans and animals — likely are going to like this week’s forecast. Mother Nature by all accounts has ordered up ideal fair week weather. Highs generally are expected to be in the 80s and lows in the 60s throughout the week, according to weather forecasts.
Kansas teen killed after fall on Colorado mountain
July 29, 2014
A suburban Kansas City teenager who died last week while climbing one of Colorado’s most popular peaks was a 2014 high school graduate who excelled in engineering.
On the ballot for Wyandotte County voters in the Aug. 5 primary election
July 29, 2014
In addition to the city of Edwardsville asking its resident voters to consider a half-cent sales tax, Wyandotte County voters will help narrow down candidates for local, state and national elected seats in the Aug. 5 primary election.
Kansas school district justifies conference cost
July 29, 2014
School officials in southwest Kansas say a recent conference trip to Florida that cost taxpayers more than $100,000 was necessary to become a model school district.
Lawmaker sees need for Kansas death penalty fixes
July 28, 2014
The Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee’s chairman says he’ll push again next year for changes aimed at expediting appeals in capital punishment cases.
Kansas City, Kan., abortion clinic closed
July 28, 2014
One of four remaining clinics that provide abortions in Kansas has closed because its doctor and manager have retired, the outgoing manager confirmed Monday.
Dumler, Gatton shine in Shrine Bowl
July 28, 2014
Saturday night marked the culmination of the 2013 football season and the commencement of the 2014 season.
Number of kids in state custody at all-time high
July 28, 2014
The number of Kansas child abuse and neglect cases is increasing at the same time a record number of children are in state custody, though experts differ on what is causing the increase.
100 years ago: The final day of the ‘old world’
July 28, 2014
I have to wonder if anyone in the three communities realized that July 31, 1914, was the final day of the old world. You see, on Aug. 1, 1914, hostilities in Europe would erupt into World War I.
Remember When for July 31, 2014
July 28, 2014
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Kansas City Connection: Everybody’s gonna be happy
July 27, 2014
Happy Gillis is back. Although the popular eatery at 549 Gillis St. in Columbus Park never technically went away since it opened in 2008, a new pair of owners and some tasty additions to the menu have given new life to an already-refreshing locale.
Seaton prepares for junior world championships
July 27, 2014
Josiah Seaton’s 2014 on the wrestling mat has been nothing short of stellar.
Comcast cancels event at state senator’s home
July 27, 2014
Comcast has canceled a promotional event at the home of a Kansas state senator.
Chinese delegates sign memo with Wichita on aviation
July 27, 2014
Wichita has announced plans to work with a city in China to develop aviation business opportunities.
Bonner-area equine ministry plans 5K
July 25, 2014
The first annual Freedom Farm “Run for Funds” 5k walk/run is set for 7 a.m. Aug. 2, beginning at Wagner’s Classic Cars in Bonner Springs.
United to end Topeka-Chicago flights in September
July 24, 2014
A Topeka official says United Airlines will end flights between the Kansas capital and Chicago on Sept. 2.
Sporting KC blood drive is Tuesday in KCK
July 24, 2014
Sporting Kansas City, the Victory Project and the American Red Cross are teaming up for a blood drive Tuesday at Sporting Park.
Downtown Bonner sidewalk sale underway
July 24, 2014
The 2nd Annual “Sip and Stroll” Sidewalk Sale is underway this weekend in Downtown Bonner Springs.

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