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Do you think Leavenworth County needs to do more for animal control?

Response Percent
Yes, there needs to be another animal shelter so that stray animals can be removed from rural areas.
 
50%
No, I think the problem is adequately handled by the Sheriff’s Office and local nonprofits.
 
27%
I think the issue is a concern, but there are bigger concerns that tax dollars should support.
 
22%
Total 22
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Kansas considers reduced penalties for marijuana possession
January 28, 2015
Penalties for marijuana possession may be softened in Kansas as legislators seek to lower prison populations and reduce costs.
Kansas lawmakers move to block local gun regulations
January 28, 2015
Local officials who already are barred from imposing restrictions on gun owners also would be prohibited from imposing special taxes on gun sales under a bill considered Wednesday by Kansas legislators.
Former Fairmount fire chief given probation
January 28, 2015
A former township fire chief has been given a year of probation for his theft of more than $14,000 from his township. The decision happened today in Leavenworth County District Court, according to county attorney Todd Thompson. Jeffrey Theno, former Fairmount Township fire chief, pled guilty Dec. 10 to felony theft.
New 4A wrestling poll has Bobcats No. 4, Braves No. 8
January 28, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood and Bonner Springs wrestling teams remained ranking this this week’s Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association Class 4A poll.
Kansas House moves to stop wee-hours sessions, bill bundling
January 27, 2015
Kansas House members are moving to ban post-midnight sessions of their chamber and make it harder for their leaders to bundle multiple bills into a single piece of legislation.
Basehor council, school board candidates run unopposed
Voters will decide on USD 458’s Position 3, Linwood council, school bond issue
January 27, 2015
At noon on Tuesday, the ballots for April 7 were finalized — and a number of local candidates will be running unopposed.
Wichita council puts marijuana issue on April ballot
January 27, 2015
Wichita voters will get the opportunity to vote on easing marijuana penalties for first-time offenders.
Kansas measure would boost penalties for burglaries
January 27, 2015
Kansas would increase penalties for home burglaries under a bill being considered in the state Senate.
Basehor VFW sees record number of scholarship entries
Post’s nominee for teacher award moving on to national competition
January 27, 2015
When Basehor VFW Post No. 11499 announced its annual scholarship competition, it had no idea that they would receive a record 449 entries from Basehor students.
BLHS powerlifting meet biggest, best in Kansas
January 27, 2015
For several years, Basehor-Linwood has put together the best powerlifting program in Kansas, so it makes sense that the meet the Bobcats host is the biggest and best the state has to offer.
BLHS boys move up to No. 3; Bonner Springs girls stay at No. 10
January 27, 2015
Just after winning its own tournament, the Basehor-Linwood boys basketball team moved up to No. 3 in the latest KBCA Class 4A-I rankings. The Bobcats (11-0) moved up because previous No. 1 Bishop Miege lost last week to Olathe East. McPherson moved up to No. 1, and Andale is No. 2.
Dalton Gang attraction among new historical site additions
January 26, 2015
A southwest Kansas roadside museum about a gang of bank and train robbers is among the newest properties added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Topeka district works with historically black colleges
January 26, 2015
The Topeka school district is working with several historically black colleges and universities in Texas to make its teaching staff more diverse.
Politicizing local elections would be a big mistake
January 26, 2015
In a few short weeks we’ll have what I believe is an extremely important set of local elections. In April voters will select city and school board members. To me these are extremely important choices. Local elected officials touch our lives daily.
Remember When for Jan. 29, 2015
January 26, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Whereabouts of Thomas Hart Benton painting concealed
January 26, 2015
Some members of a class that donated a Thomas Hart Benton painting to a Shawnee Mission school in the 1950s are wondering where the gift is being kept.
BLHS wrestlers finish third in Paola
January 26, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood wrestling team took third at the Paola Invitational on Saturday.
Basehor-Linwood boys defeat Park Hill for tournament title
January 26, 2015
The boys championship game of the Basehor-Linwood Invitational Basketball Tournament lived up to all the expectations of a battle between two of the metro area’s best. In the end, the host Bobcats outlasted Park Hill (Mo.) 69-61.
Lady Bobcats finish home tournament with victory against Harmon
January 26, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood girls finished a tough tournament week on a high note, easily defeating Harmon 50-10 Friday afternoon.
Kansas governor proposes to backpedal on school funding, too
January 26, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing that Kansas backpedal on a much-ballyhooed increase in spending on public schools, just as he is asking fellow Republicans in the Legislature to slow down aggressive tax-cutting because of big budget shortfalls.

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