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What team are you rooting for in the NCAA tournament?

Response Percent
Kansas Jayhawks
 
40%
Wichita Shockers
 
34%
All of the Big 12 teams and/or Kansas teams (KU, WSU)
 
18%
Other (tell us in the comments)
 
4%
One of the top-seeded teams (Duke, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Villanova)
 
2%
One of the other Big 12 teams: Baylor, Iowa State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas or West Virginia
 
0%
Total 44
Note: This is not a scientific poll. Vote
Videos
Westar Energy will return $38 million to customers
March 23, 2015
Westar Energy will be sending rebates to customers after collecting $38 million too much last year.
Basehor VFW organizes blood drive Wednesday
March 23, 2015
The Basehor Community Spring Blood Drive is set from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Basehor VFW Dining Hall, 2806 N. 155th St.
Officials to discuss program for Kansas food aid recipients
March 23, 2015
State and federal officials are preparing to outline the details of a new program for helping food stamp recipients in Kansas find employment.
Hospitals push for Medicaid expansion in Kansas
March 23, 2015
Hospitals are hurting because Kansas hasn’t expanded Medicaid coverage to serve more poor people, health officials said in urging lawmakers to make changes.
Kansas City Connection: City Market a hub for delicious ethnic food
March 22, 2015
When people ask me what neighborhoods they should check out in Kansas City, I try to find out what their goals are. If their objective is to eat a lot of different kinds of ethnic food at fairly inexpensive prices, I direct them to the City Market.
Kansas Legislature mulls slashing green energy incentives
March 22, 2015
Renewable energy groups say two proposals in the Kansas Legislature would threaten the young industry’s existence by shortening a lifetime property tax exemption for wind and solar farms and imposing a 4.33 percent excise tax on ethanol fuel and renewable electricity.
Analysis: Kansas GOP lawmakers set up debate on higher taxes
March 22, 2015
Republicans who control the Kansas Legislature are boxing themselves into considering tax increases by drafting proposed budgets in both chambers that don’t balance without them.
Kansas Senate panel’s budget debate part of crowded agenda
March 19, 2015
A Kansas Senate committee is considering a proposed $15.5 billion state budget that wouldn’t balance without tax increases.
Kansas, New Mexico attorneys general spar over basketball
March 19, 2015
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has called out his New Mexico counterpart over his basketball predictions.
Kansas State researches using drones to protect crops
March 19, 2015
Kansas State University is researching how to use drones to detect invasive insects and emerging diseases in wheat fields.
Kansas: Plan to divert Missouri River water not feasible
March 19, 2015
A controversial plan to divert Missouri River water from northeast Kansas to western Kansas is unlikely to happen.
Edwardsville police implement new body cameras for officers
Bonner still testing its options; Basehor waiting for now
March 19, 2015
The Edwardsville Police Department is in the process of implementing some new technology, and body cameras are among those new items.
Kansas closer to allowing concealed carry with no permit
March 18, 2015
Kansas gun owners were a step closer Tuesday to being able to carry concealed firearms without obtaining a state permit after a legislative committee approved a bill ending the requirement.
Kansas school funding dispute heading back to high court
March 18, 2015
A dispute over whether Kansas must boost its spending on public schools by tens of millions of dollars each year is headed back to the state Supreme Court.
Face to Face: Moon Marble’s Ben Breslow
March 18, 2015
Ben Breslow of Moon Marble Co. shares a bit about himself in this week’s Face to Face column.
Kansas panel considers limits on public workers’ bargaining
March 18, 2015
A legislative committee in Kansas is considering a proposal to restrict collective bargaining between public employees and state and local government agencies.
Kansas House panel to vote on freezing green energy mandate
March 18, 2015
A Kansas House panel is planning to debate a bill that would freeze renewable energy mandates for utility companies.
Remember When for March 19, 2015
March 17, 2015
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25,50 and 100 years ago.
Basehor-Linwood students cover state tourney run with help from community
March 17, 2015
As the community rallied to support the Basehor-Linwood High School boys basketball team’s trip to the 4A state championship, they even helped out the BLHS student newspaper.
State creates quarantine zone for bird flu in rural Leavenworth, Wyandotte counties
March 16, 2015
In response to the confirmed positive case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in Leavenworth County, the Kansas Department of Agriculture has established a quarantine zone in Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties.