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Do you think local elections should be moved to November and made partisan, as suggested in Kansas's Senate Bill 171?

Response Percent
No, I don’t think any change is needed.
 
59%
Yes, I support both proposed changes.
 
20%
I support the election date change but think local elections should remain non-partisan.
 
17%
I agree local elections should be partisan, but they should remain in April.
 
1%
Total 67
Videos
Kansas City streetcar construction to finish this fall
March 2, 2015
Officials say construction on Kansas City’s downtown streetcar project is nearly 50 percent complete and is on track to finish this fall.
Midwest economy: February glance at Kansas, Missouri
March 2, 2015
The Institute for Supply Management, formerly the Purchasing Management Association, began formally surveying its membership in 1931 to gauge business conditions. The Creighton Economic Forecasting Group uses the same methodology as the national survey to consult supply managers and business leaders. Creighton University economics professor Ernie Goss oversees the report. Here are the state results for February in Kansas and Missouri.
Artist hopes Bonner’s ‘Marble Crazy’ event broadens horizons
March 2, 2015
Raven Copeland has been making art with glass for almost as long as Moon Marble Co. has been organizing its annual Marble Crazy event, a celebration of glass artists.
Newell Rubbermaid to expand Winfield, add 320 jobs
March 2, 2015
Newell Rubbermaid is planning a $27 million expansion of the company’s plant in Winfield and will add 320 jobs.
Remember When for March 5, 2015
March 2, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Officials fear Kansas is complacent about tornado season
March 2, 2015
Weather officials in Kansas are worried that the state’s lack of tornados last year will make citizens complacent going into tornado season this spring.
Court revives lawsuit from ex-detective who exposed beating
March 2, 2015
A federal appeals court has revived the lawsuit filed by a former Kansas City, Kansas, police detective who contends he was punished for refusing to cover up a motorist’s beating by federal agents.
Stolen goods from Joyland park found with Louie the Clown
March 1, 2015
Several items stolen from the closed Joyland amusement park in Wichita have been found at a home where police earlier recovered Louie the Clown, a statue that greeted patrons of the park before going missing for more than a decade.
Basehor-Linwood wrestlers take sixth at state
March 1, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood wrestlers took sixth place as a team at the KSHSAA Class 4A state championships in Salina on Saturday, led by gold medal winner Jon Trowbridge.
Former Kansas superintendent and 2 others sue over firings
March 1, 2015
A superintendent and two of his top administrators who were fired last year are suing the Gardner-Edgerton School district in northeast Kansas.
Kansas school funding plan aimed at ending budget surprises
March 1, 2015
Top Republican officials in Kansas who hope to eliminate a budget deficit while sustaining personal income tax cuts are working on a plan to overhaul the state’s system for funding public schools in a way that would prevent unanticipated demands for new spending.
No. 6 Mill Valley girls top Basehor-Linwood
February 28, 2015
The Mill Valley girls celebrated Senior Night and their third league title in the last four seasons by defeating Basehor-Linwood 47-36 Friday at home.
No. 2 Basehor-Linwood takes down Mill Valley
February 28, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood boys basketball team wrapped up an undefeated regular season with dominating defense in a 55-31 victory at Mill Valley on Friday.
Kansas House passes teacher collective bargaining compromise
February 26, 2015
The Kansas House has approved a collective bargaining compromise between teachers and school boards.
Proposal to hike ag land taxes spawns backlash from Kansas farmers
February 26, 2015
A suburban lawmaker’s proposal that would dramatically increase property taxes on Kansas agricultural land has spawned strong rural backlash and nagging fears that pieces of it will pop up in legislation to close a state budget shortfall.
Kansas Senate approves concealed carry of guns without training or permit
February 26, 2015
The Kansas Senate has approved a bill to allow people to carry concealed guns without requiring them to get a state permit or take training classes.
Bonner church plans fundraiser for downtown business owner
February 26, 2015
On Dec. 10, after Suzanne Lee Hern’s Chevy Blazer skidded on an icy highway exit ramp, colliding with a pole, she was lucky to escape the wreckage alive.
Hollywood Casino hotel process hitting home stretch
Lodging required by county awaiting final approvals
February 26, 2015
The landscape of the Interstate 70 corridor near Kansas Speedway and Hollywood Casino is expected to change.
U.S. Soccer National Training Complex to begin construction by summer
February 26, 2015
The construction of the new U.S. Soccer National Training Center complex in Kansas City, Kan., is scheduled to begin in late spring or early summer, and the area expects a lot of benefits from the development.
Verruckt is ‘terrifying, but great,’ says KCK mayor
February 26, 2015
At 17 stories high, the tallest waterslide in the world has literally put Kansas City, Kan., on the map.