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Do you agree with the Kansas Supreme Court's ruling that the current funding levels at public schools are unconstitutional?

Response Percent
Yes
 
66%
No
 
26%
I don’t really know.
 
6%
Total 60

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Bobcat boys shake slow start to win sub-state opener
March 7, 2014
When the Basehor-Linwood boys went into the locker room at halftime Friday against Tonganoxie, they trailed by nine points. Then, Chase Younger took over.
Kansas Senate OKs ‘compromise’ judiciary budget
March 7, 2014
The Kansas Senate has passed a budget for the judicial branch, but only after bundling it with bills that would reduce the state Supreme Court’s authority over judicial districts.
Lawrence teen finds passion and artistry in marble making
March 7, 2014
Zachary Batterman never played with marbles growing up in Lawrence and never considered them a form of art until he saw his older brother make one. It was two years ago that his brother Jimmy Batterman, 21, made a marble for Zachary and hooked Zachary into the art. Now, at the age of 17, Zachary is the youngest marble artist at Mable Crazy at Moon Marble Co.
Kansas gay marriage debate pushed to next year
March 7, 2014
Kansas legislators are finished considering new legal protections this year for those who opposing gay marriage on religious grounds but will debate the issue in 2015, the state Senate’s top leader said Thursday.
Kansas Supreme Court: State’s public school funding levels are unconstitutional
10:12 a.m., March 7, 2014 Updated 05:10 p.m.
The Kansas Supreme Court said Friday the state’s current public school funding levels are unconstitutional. In the much-anticipated ruling, the court said Kansas’ poor school districts were harmed when the state made the decision to cut certain payments when tax revenues declined during the Great Recession.
Lansing city offices closed Monday for longtime mayor’s funeral
March 7, 2014
Lansing city offices will be closed Monday morning in observance of the funeral Mass for former Mayor Ken Bernard. The city’s mayor for 29 years, Bernard died Tuesday at St. John Hospital, Leavenworth. He was 76.