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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
Semi trailer hits 2 buffalo east of Tonganoxie
May 5, 2015
A semi-tractor trailer struck two buffalo early Monday just east of Tonganoxie. The vehicle, which was headed east on U.S. Highway 24-40, struck and killed two buffalo that had wandered onto the highway between Stone Creek/South Park Drive and 206th Street.
Remember When for May 7, 2015
May 4, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Reviewing the legacy of a ‘good, but unfortunate’ president
May 4, 2015
I asked some folks who was the president just a century ago in 1915. Only a few knew that it was Woodrow Wilson.
Donation account created for toddler injured in lawnmower accident
May 4, 2015
A Go Fund Me account has been created to support the family of Richard Brock, the 15-month-old severely injured in a lawn mower accident last week.
De Soto boys take fourth at home invitational
May 4, 2015
Several local track and field athletes came away with impressive showings at the De Soto High School Invitational on Friday.
Basehor-Linwood sweeps Bonner Springs
May 1, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood softball team proved to be too much for Bonner Springs to handle on Thursday evening as the Lady Bobcats rolled to a doubleheader Kaw Valley League sweep.
Ex-U.S. representative seeks to expand lobbying firm in Kansas
April 30, 2015
The lobbying and consulting firm of a former U.S. representative has sent letters to several Kansas businesses offering to represent their interests before the state legislature.
Kansas State awards $500K in grants for global food research
April 30, 2015
Kansas State University has awarded $500,000 in grants to faculty members who are researching way to boost food production as the world population grows.
Bonner Springs again hosts State Unified Soccer Tourney
April 30, 2015
Bonner Springs will host the State Unified Soccer Tournament Sunday, beginning at 10:15 a.m. at David Jaynes Stadium.
Kansas officials awaiting word on tax collections in April
April 30, 2015
Kansas legislators and other officials are waiting to learn whether the state’s tax collections in April met expectations.
Toddler hospitalized after being struck by lawn mower
April 30, 2015
A 15-month-old has been flown to a hospital after being struck by a lawn mower in Leavenworth County.
Senior Center volunteers tutor Bonner second graders in reading
April 30, 2015
Nancy McGowan is one of about a dozen members of the Bonner Springs Senior Center who have been spending an hour with Bonner Springs Elementary second grade students each Tuesday morning for the past two and a half months.
Kansas student’s budget documentary stirs controversy
April 29, 2015
A high-school student’s documentary, “Where the Buffaloed Roam: An Ode to the Kansas Budget,” is raising a stir.
Bonner Springs athletes celebrate signings
April 29, 2015
Eight student-athletes from Bonner Springs High School signed their National Letters of Intent at a ceremony at the school on Wednesday, taking another step closer to achieving their dreams of competing in college athletics.
Budget, taxes head up crowded agenda for Kansas Legislature
April 29, 2015
Kansas legislators are returning Wednesday from spring break to tackle a crowded agenda topped by a mandate to balance the next state budget and questions about which taxes they will increase to achieve that.
Bonner’s 9th annual Marble Day debuts mascot
April 29, 2015
Marble Day is nearly 10 years old, but for the first time this year, it will have an official mascot.
Edwardsville students celebrate improved grades with new program
April 29, 2015
Students in third, fourth and fifth grades at Edwardsville Elementary are celebrating their success in the school’s first ever Bring Up Grades or BUG program.
Fitness facility to be Nuts and Bolts neighbor
April 29, 2015
A new fitness facility plans to open this summer in a long-vacant spot at Kansas Highway 7 and Kansas Avenue.
School finance summit at Wichita State postponed
April 29, 2015
A school finance summit was postponed a day after leaders of a conservative think tank said they were concerned it would be a one-sided event because they were not invited.
KanCare providers lose millions for 2nd straight year
April 29, 2015
The three companies that provide coverage to Kansas’ Medicaid system lost a total of $52 million doing so last year, marking a second straight year of losses, according to records reviewed by a legislative committee.

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