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Do you think local elections should be moved to November and made partisan, as suggested in Kansas's Senate Bill 171?

Response Percent
No, I don’t think any change is needed.
 
59%
Yes, I support both proposed changes.
 
20%
I support the election date change but think local elections should remain non-partisan.
 
17%
I agree local elections should be partisan, but they should remain in April.
 
1%
Total 67
Videos
Midwest economy: February glance at Kansas, Missouri
March 2, 2015
The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions. The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group uses the same methodology as the national survey to consult supply managers and business leaders. Creighton University economics professor Ernie Goss oversees the report. Here are the state results for February in Kansas and Missouri.
Newell Rubbermaid to expand Winfield, add 320 jobs
March 2, 2015
Newell Rubbermaid is planning a $27 million expansion of the company’s plant in Winfield and will add 320 jobs.
Remember When for March 5, 2015
March 2, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Bonner high grad stars with grandmother in KCKCC production
March 2, 2015
Scintilla Capalla, a 2012 Bonner Springs High School Graduate, will have a role in this weekend’s productions of “Dream Girl” at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
Officials fear Kansas is complacent about tornado season
March 2, 2015
Weather officials in Kansas are worried that the state’s lack of tornados last year will make citizens complacent going into tornado season this spring.
Court revives lawsuit from ex-detective who exposed beating
March 2, 2015
A federal appeals court has revived the lawsuit filed by a former Kansas City, Kansas, police detective who contends he was punished for refusing to cover up a motorist’s beating by federal agents.
Stolen goods from Joyland park found with Louie the Clown
March 1, 2015
Several items stolen from the closed Joyland amusement park in Wichita have been found at a home where police earlier recovered Louie the Clown, a statue that greeted patrons of the park before going missing for more than a decade.
Former Kansas superintendent and 2 others sue over firings
March 1, 2015
A superintendent and two of his top administrators who were fired last year are suing the Gardner-Edgerton School district in northeast Kansas.
Bonner Springs’ Hitchcock wins state title
March 1, 2015
The Bonner Springs High School wrestlers finished 18th as a team at the KSHSAA Class 4A state championships in Salina on Saturday, led by gold medal winner Tanner Hitchcock.
Kansas school funding plan aimed at ending budget surprises
March 1, 2015
Top Republican officials in Kansas who hope to eliminate a budget deficit while sustaining personal income tax cuts are working on a plan to overhaul the state’s system for funding public schools in a way that would prevent unanticipated demands for new spending.
Bonner Springs boys roll to win over Turner
February 27, 2015
The Bonner Springs boys basketball team captured a 69-55 victory over Turner on Friday evening, finishing out the regular season on a high note.
Kansas House passes teacher collective bargaining compromise
February 26, 2015
The Kansas House has approved a collective bargaining compromise between teachers and school boards.
Proposal to hike ag land taxes spawns backlash from Kansas farmers
February 26, 2015
A suburban lawmaker’s proposal that would dramatically increase property taxes on Kansas agricultural land has spawned strong rural backlash and nagging fears that pieces of it will pop up in legislation to close a state budget shortfall.
Kansas Senate approves concealed carry of guns without training or permit
February 26, 2015
The Kansas Senate has approved a bill to allow people to carry concealed guns without requiring them to get a state permit or take training classes.
Bonner church plans fundraiser for downtown business owner
February 26, 2015
On Dec. 10, after Suzanne Lee Hern’s Chevy Blazer skidded on an icy highway exit ramp, colliding with a pole, she was lucky to escape the wreckage alive.
Selling the city: Officials work to ensure Bonner Springs reaps benefits of area growth
February 26, 2015
Bonner Springs Mayor Jeff Harrington recently noted sometimes being the “best kept secret” isn’t such a good thing.
Lasting Legacy: Remembering Coach Carl Taylor
February 25, 2015
Carl Taylor left a special imprint on the basketball program at Bonner Springs High School, helping the Braves win the school’s only state championship back in 1984.
Bonner’s Zumba classes create fitness ‘family’
February 25, 2015
When Traci Mayberry first tried Zumba a couple of years ago, she wasn’t a fan. “I hated it at first because I don’t know how to dance, and I swore I wasn’t going to come back,” she said.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs Elementary nurse Tammy Dooley
February 25, 2015
Tammy Dooley, school nurse at Bonner Springs Elementary, shares a little about herself in this week’s Face to Face column.
Taylor sets the tone as Lady Braves beat Lansing
February 24, 2015
Bonner Springs senior guard Kaleigh Taylor set the tone for a 40-35 win over Lansing on Tuesday evening.

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