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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
Kansas House approves bill revising land annexation process
May 27, 2015
Kansas legislators have given final approval to a bill that would require cities and towns to get approval from counties before annexing land in some cases.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs volunteer Becky Korgol
May 27, 2015
Becky Korgol, nurse and community volunteer, sharea a little about herself in this week’s Face to Face.
Kansas Senate plans to debate raising taxes to fix budget
May 27, 2015
The Kansas Senate is preparing to debate a plan for closing a projected state budget shortfall by raising sales, tobacco and gasoline taxes and suspending an income tax break for business owners.
Rough weather hits southwest Kansas, at least 1 tornado
May 26, 2015
The National Weather Service says a super cell storm swept across western Kansas, spawning at least one tornado.
Demolition of Docking building not expected until 2016
May 26, 2015
The demolition of the Docking State Office Building is not expected until at least the summer of next year.
Basehor-Linwood athletes qualify for state track
May 25, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood girls track and field team turned Friday’s KSHSAA Class 4A Regional 11 track meet into Senior Day on Friday at Piper High School.
Lifetime of changes apparent with birthplace visit
May 25, 2015
If there is one truth that is constant every day, it is that there will be change. This became evident to me last week when Jean and I took a trip to Garnett to decorate my parents and grandparents’ graves.
Remember When for May 28, 2015
May 25, 2015
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Kansas logs first sighting of tropical piratic flycatcher
May 24, 2015
A small bird that’s typically found hundreds of miles away in Mexico and South America apparently made its way to western Kansas, watchers say, giving the Sunflower State a couple of possible firsts in the birding world.
Steady rain swelling Missouri, Kansas streams, rivers
May 24, 2015
Heavy storms across Missouri and Kansas have been pushing streams and rivers out of their banks, and forecasters say more rain is likely this week.
Kansas City Connection: A bakery to satisfy your cookie addiction
May 24, 2015
This week, baked deliciousness from McLain’s Bakery, high-quality coffee at Post Coffee Company and “Fight Club” author Chuck Palahniuk at the Uptown Theater.
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.
Libraries to celebrate heroes this summer
May 21, 2015
Once the summer of 2015 is over, the Basehor and Bonner Springs libraries will have made heroes out of every reader.
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.
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.

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