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Have you written a letter to or spoken with your state legislator regarding an issue this year?

Response Percent
Yes, concerning multiple issues.
 
41%
No, I have not contacted my legislator.
 
33%
Yes, concerning gun laws.
 
16%
Yes, concerning election laws.
 
8%
Yes, concerning education.
 
0%
Yes, concerning the economy, taxes or the state budget.
 
0%
Total 12
Videos
Salina Airport Authority Board approves lease for business
May 21, 2015
The Salina Airport Authority Board has approved a lease for airport space for a soil erosion business that could bring 13 full-time jobs to the area by June.
Kansas Senate to consider tax increases to close budget gap
May 21, 2015
The Republican-dominated Kansas Senate is considering a plan to raise taxes to close a projected budget shortfall, with GOP Gov. Sam Brownback saying he isn’t drawing “very clear lines” for lawmakers who are split over reversing one of his major economic initiatives.
House approves bill upping secretary of state’s power
10:00 a.m., May 21, 2015 Updated 12:15 p.m.
The House has approved a bill that would give Kansas’ secretary of state the power to prosecute election fraud.
BSE principal reflects on amazing, ‘unreal’ school year
May 21, 2015
As jam-packed full of activity as the 2014-15 school year was, Bonner Springs Elementary Principal Kim Mitchell still can’t quite believe the year is over.
Kansas House panel working on plan to raise various taxes
May 20, 2015
A Kansas House committee is working on a plan to raise the state’s sales tax and boost income taxes for some business owners to help balance the state budget.
Kansas House to consider stiffening scrap theft penalties
May 20, 2015
Scrap thieves who do more than $5,000 worth of damage when stealing valuable metals would face jail time under a bill before the Kansas House.
Kaw Valley Relay For Life alters format, seeks participants
May 20, 2015
The Relay For Life of Kaw Valley will have a format much different to that of its first 13 years.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs business owner Val Barth
May 20, 2015
We visited with Val Barth, owner of DeeDee’s Jewelry and Vintage Decor, for this week’s Face to Face.
State Fair to have designated smoking areas starting in 2016
May 20, 2015
Smokers who attend the Kansas State Fair will be required to use designated smoking areas, beginning in 2016.
End of an era: BLHS teacher says goodbye after 35 years
May 20, 2015
Susan Mayberry remembers Mary Myer as one of her favorite teachers when she was a student at Basehor-Linwood High School.
Basehor recognizes police officers, public works employee who helped arrest sex offender
May 20, 2015
The Basehor City Council Monday recognized several members of the Basehor Police Department as well as a public works employee for their outstanding efforts in uncovering a crime that occurred in Basehor late last year.
Man who escaped from Kansas police custody found in Missouri
May 19, 2015
A man who escaped from custody in Kansas City, Kansas, last week has been found.
Letter: Support the Blast
May 19, 2015
To the editor: Downtown Bonner Inc. is please to announce we are organizing the 15th annual Bonner Blast Fireworks Display for June 27, with a rain date of July 2.
Kansas attorney general appoints new civil litigation chief
May 19, 2015
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has picked a former state Bar Association president to lead the division in Schmidt’s office that handles civil lawsuits.
Constant campaigning creating apathetic voters
May 19, 2015
There has been a great deal of concern over what appears to be a growing nation-wide epidemic of voter apathy.
Remember When for May 21, 2015
May 19, 2015
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Kansas lawmakers having more discussions about raising taxes
May 19, 2015
Legislative committees are planning more discussions about proposals for raising taxes to erase a state budget shortfall.
BLHS tops Bonner Springs in softball regionals
May 18, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood softball team advanced to the Class 4A-Division I championship game with a 7-1 victory over Kaw Valley League rival Bonner Springs at Bishop Miege High School on Monday evening.
Kansas House tax panel to meet seeking to plug budget hole
May 18, 2015
A House committee plans to meet as lawmakers go into overtime seeking an acceptable package of tax increases for closing a state budget shortfall.
Group pushing State Fair to ban or limit smoking
May 18, 2015
The Kansas State Fair is being asked to consider banning smoking throughout the fair grounds.

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