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Do you know which candidates you'll vote for Nov. 4?

Response Percent
Yes — I’ve done all my research and am ready to vote
 
77%
No — I still have to see who is on the ballot
 
8%
I do not plan to vote
 
8%
Somewhat — I know who I will vote for in some races but still have to learn about other candidates
 
6%
Total 87
Videos
Holiday shopping now a whole new beast
December 9, 2014
If there is one major change in the holiday season, it is shopping habits. When I first started in the newspaper business we never had a Christmas advertisement until Thanksgiving.
KCC staff recommends Chanute broadband plan
December 9, 2014
The staff of the Kansas Corporation Commission is recommending approval of Chanute’s plans to provide ultra-high fast broadband internet to its residents.
Remember When for Dec. 11, 2014
December 9, 2014
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Bonner police seek information after 2nd Ag Hall burglary
December 9, 2014
Bonner Springs police are seeking assistance from the public after the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame was burglarized for the second time in the last three months.
Kansas City suburb studying plastic bag ban
December 9, 2014
Prairie Village is considering enacting a ban or fines for using plastic grocery bags.
The World Company’s community papers seek freelance writers
December 9, 2014
If you’ve always wanted to see your name in print, here’s your chance. The World Company is looking for freelance writers for high school sports and general news coverage.
Police identify woman killed at Kansas store
December 9, 2014
Police have identified a woman fatally shot in a Lowe’s Home Improvement store parking lot in Kansas City, Kan.
Topeka’s police reserve program ending
December 8, 2014
The Topeka police department has ended its reserve program, which allowed trained volunteers to carry firearms and help stop crime with the same authority as official law enforcement officers.
Military appeals court to hear Kansas HIV case
December 8, 2014
A Kansas airman accused of aggravated assault for exposing multiple sex partners to HIV at swinger parties in Wichita will have his appeal heard this week before the nation’s highest military court.
Wichita minister frightened by death threats
December 7, 2014
A Wichita pastor who performs same-sex weddings is growing increasingly frightened by death threats directed at her and members of her church, especially since she officiated at a ceremony for 15 same-sex couples last month on the Sedgwick County Courthouse steps.
Kansas governor working on proposed budget fixes
December 7, 2014
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback isn’t publicly ruling out any ideas for helping to close state budget shortfalls, leaving officials and lawmakers to speculate about the proposals he’s expected to roll out before the Legislature convenes next month.
Kansas City Connection: All aboard for holiday activities
December 7, 2014
Kansas City’s Union Station is staying busy in its centennial year, and December alone is full of enough events and activities to fill an entire column. Instead, let’s focus on just a few of this month’s holiday highlights.
Edwardsville EMS to work extra shifts to cover staff shortage
December 7, 2014
After the resignation of the Edwardsville EMS supervisor and departure of several volunteers, the Edwardsville fire and police chief has sent an email asking for all hands on deck, according to a report from KSHB.
Kansas zoo’s tamarin monkeys die from fatal virus
December 4, 2014
Three tamarin monkeys from the Hutchinson Zoo in Kansas have died from a virus.
Cattle markets focus of Kansas ranchers’ meeting
December 4, 2014
A market analyst is headlining the annual gathering of Kansas ranchers amid record high cattle prices.
Supreme Court to hear lawsuit over price gouging
December 4, 2014
A lawsuit against an Oklahoma-based company claiming it and other natural gas companies gouged two Kansas plaintiffs is headed for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Salina doctor compares potpourri effects with PCP
December 4, 2014
A Kansas doctor is comparing the effects of synthetic drugs showing up in Salina with those experienced by PCP users when he was doing medical training in Chicago.
Bonner’s Lake of the Forest resurrects homes tour
December 4, 2014
Lake of the Forest residents are resurrecting a holiday tradition that they hope also will benefit several Bonner Springs nonprofits.
Few Kansas welfare applicants tested for drugs
December 3, 2014
The new practice of drug testing welfare applicants in Kansas is off to a slow start.
Judge dismisses suit over Kansas science standards
December 3, 2014
A federal judge Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit alleging that science standards for Kansas public schools promote atheism and violate the religious freedoms of students and parents.