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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 Senate leader sees budget cuts after tax plan fails
May 28, 2015
Kansas legislators must trim state spending, the Senate’s top leader said Wednesday, after the chamber rejected a plan for raising taxes to close a projected budget shortfall.
Suspect in homicide case takes authorities on vehicle chase that ends in Basehor
May 28, 2015
Lawrence police on Wednesday afternoon arrested a suspect in connection with a fatal stabbing Monday in Lawrence.
Kansas governor signs bill on emissions reduction plan
10:00 a.m., May 28, 2015 Updated 01:30 p.m.
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill that would require legislators to sign off on any plan for reducing the state’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Kansas Legislature’s annual session likely to hit 100th day
May 28, 2015
Kansas legislators are likely to have one of their longest annual sessions ever this year because they’re still struggling to resolve budget and tax issues.
Health Department workshop teaches health-related community planning
May 28, 2015
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is putting community health planning right in the laps of area officials and health advocates who are looking for a new approach in developing policies.
Basehor’s 10th annual Dairy Days looking for sunny skies
May 27, 2015
Much will be the same at the 10th Annual Basehor Dairy Days Festival, but organizers are hoping for one change over last year — sunny skies, or at the very least, no rain.
Westar plans to buy wind power from new plant
May 27, 2015
Westar Energy says it plans to buy energy from a new wind farm to be built in Pratt County.
Bonner hair salon finds new home after fire
May 27, 2015
After a fire damaged her Bonner Springs hair salon in December, Jessica Sanchez thought maybe it was the end of her business.
Organization Orientation: Basehor-Linwood Assistance Services
May 27, 2015
Making a difference with Basehor-Linwood Assistance Services or BLAS (pronounced “blaze”).
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.

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