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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.
 
37%
No, I have not contacted my legislator.
 
37%
Yes, concerning election laws.
 
12%
Yes, concerning gun laws.
 
12%
Yes, concerning education.
 
0%
Yes, concerning the economy, taxes or the state budget.
 
0%
Total 8
Note: This is not a scientific poll. Vote
Videos
Kansas Cosmosphere opens renovated planetarium
April 13, 2015
A renovated planetarium at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center is officially open for business.
Track and field athletes shine at Bobcat Relays
April 13, 2015
Several local track and field athletes produced successful showings at the Bobcats Relays on Friday at Basehor-Linwood High School.
Kansas ponders new protections for campus religious groups
April 12, 2015
Kansas legislators could enact new legal protections for faith-based groups on state college campuses, even though the state already has a religious objections law.
Hanging of ‘In Cold Blood’ killers marks 50th anniversary
April 12, 2015
Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of the executions of Hickock and Smith, whose murders of the Herb Clutter family were the subject of Truman Capote’s celebrated 1966 true crime novel, “In Cold Blood.”
Community walk to mark 1-year anniversary of shootings at Jewish sites
April 12, 2015
A community walk designed to emphasize the values shared by people of different cultures, faiths and social classes will mark the one-year anniversary of the day a man consumed with hatred toward Jews shot and killed three people in suburban Kansas City.
Kansas City Connection: Record Store Day, Malcolm Gladwell and Third Thursday
April 12, 2015
Vinyl fanatics will want to check out the area’s Record Store Day events this Saturday. What started out as a small event to boost the visibility of America’s remaining record stores has since become a big deal, with live music, giveaways, free food, drinks and hundreds of special record releases.
Kansas spent nearly $7,800 to rid state building of pests
April 9, 2015
Kansas spent nearly $7,800 on ridding a state office building near the Capitol of pests in December and January, partly because bedbug-sniffing beagles were called in.
Wichita school to establish NASA-inspired space program
April 9, 2015
Officials say a Wichita elementary school will be the first in the nation to launch a NASA-inspired space program.
Wine and shine: Leadership class celebrating 25 years tonight at Holy-Field
April 9, 2015
It’s almost here. The Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development Class is celebrating 25 years with an event to honor alumni and welcome others to learn more about the organization and join in the festivities.
Long VA waits less of a problem in Kansas than elsewhere
April 9, 2015
Fewer Kansas veterans are experiencing long waits for care at VA hospitals and clinics than their counterparts in many other states, but dozens waited more than 90 days for care and delays actually jumped in the first two months of this year.
USD 458 Education Foundation begins ‘Major Saver’ fundraiser
April 9, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood Education Foundation’s discount card fundraiser begins next week.
Face to Face: retreat director Dave Mareske
April 9, 2015
Dave Mareske, director at the Hollis Renewal Center in Bonner Springs, shares a little bit about himself in this week’s Face to Face.
Wichita voters approve reducing marijuana penalties
April 8, 2015
Wichita voters have approved an initiative to reduce the penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana for first-time offenders.
U.S. Senate to discuss funding food stamps program with grants
April 8, 2015
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts from Kansas says he will hold hearings on the possibility of funding the federal food stamps program through block grants to the states.
Generating change: Ag Hall looks to reinfuse energy with Barnyard Babies event
Center marks 50 years with plans for improvement
April 8, 2015
Spring is the time of renewal, and this year, that means even more for the National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame.
Middle America braces for strong storms, possible tornadoes
09:21 a.m., April 8, 2015 Updated 10:41 a.m.
A forecaster has warned that the ingredients necessary to “blow up some big storms” would fall into place Wednesday and Thursday and cautioned millions of residents in the middle of the country to be aware of worsening weather.
Basehor-area voters approve school bond issue; Klamm edges out Johnson for school board
Linwood voters pick mayor, council members
April 7, 2015
In unofficial but final votes from the Leavenworth County Clerk and Election Office, voters have passed Basehor-Linwood USD 458’s $16 million bond issue.
Kansas Attorney General criticizes federal home health laws
April 7, 2015
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt says new federal regulations threaten home health care services in Kansas.
Dual-sport athlete McDowell signs with Bethel
April 7, 2015
Basehor-Linwood’s Madison McDowell recently signed a letter of intent to play both softball and basketball at Bethel College.
Basehor-Linwood takes down St. Joseph Benton
April 7, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood baseball team defeated St. Joseph Benton 12-4 on the road Monday night in a non-league matchup, despite being out-hit by the Cardinals 8-6.