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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
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.
Gold coins buoy Wichita nonprofits during holidays
December 3, 2014
For nearly a decade an anonymous Wichita donor has arranged for gold coins to be delivered during the holiday season to local nonprofit groups.
Basehor neighbors create ‘treemendous’ Christmas tree
December 3, 2014
Two Basehor neighbors came together to turn a front yard evergreen tree into a display they hope will raise motorists’ spirits at Christmas.
Overland Park woman charged in chase, crash
December 2, 2014
A 38-year-old woman has been charged in a police chase that ended when an SUV slammed into a downtown Kansas City building and caused a partial collapse.
New justice to join Kansas Supreme Court this week
December 2, 2014
The Kansas Supreme Court is having a special session this week to swear Caleb Stegall in as its newest justice.
Man arrested again in fraudulent real estate scam
December 2, 2014
A former Kansas City builder is back in federal custody after he allegedly started a fraudulent real estate scheme while still in prison.
KCKCC offers conference for older entreprenuers
December 2, 2014
The Workforce Development and Entrepreneurship Center at Kansas City Kansas Community College will offer a conference targeted for Baby Boomers who are starting or thinking of starting their own business.
Face to Face: Bonner Springs ‘Fun Mom’ Melinda Sells
December 2, 2014
Melinda Sells of Moon Marble Co. shares a little bit about herself in this week’s Face to Face column.
1 year after 4 killed in Topeka, still no arrests
December 1, 2014
Topeka police believe those responsible for four homicides in the city last year are still living in or near the city.
Kansas House members picking leaders for 2015-16
December 1, 2014
Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick faces a challenge from a fellow Republican for the chamber’s top leadership position for another two years. And House Democrats are naming a new leader.
Union cites work violations at Topeka state prison
December 1, 2014
State and union officials acknowledge that understaffing and turnover have caused violations of the contract covering employees at the Topeka Correctional Facility for women and other state prisons.
Report: Midwest economic index dips again
December 1, 2014
A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states has dipped again.
Sharing Thanksgiving traditions with foreign friend
December 1, 2014
As usual, Thanksgiving Day was a wonderful, family holiday. This year we had a special treat: a delightful young man who is a student athlete from Ireland.
Remember When for Dec. 4, 2014
December 1, 2014
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Alaska students to join effort to test Kansas test
November 30, 2014
Kansas students will try again to overload the state’s online platform for mathematics and reading tests, this time with the help of schools in Alaska.
Kansas ranchers warned of possible rustling surge
November 30, 2014
A Kansas livestock expert is urging farmers and ranchers to take precautions against rustlers as historically high cattle prices make the animals a prime target for thieves.
Kansas City Connection: Art, shopping and shows
November 30, 2014
Now that it’s almost December, the holiday events are in full swing, though there’s still plenty of non-Christmas-related events to check out in Kansas City as well.
Fair competition convention focus at Farmers Union
November 30, 2014
The director of the U.S. Agriculture Department agency that oversees fair and competitive trading is headlining this year’s annual meeting of the Kansas Farmers Union in Manhattan.