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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 legislators open 2 days of hearings on marriage
February 11, 2015
Kansas lawmakers want to lower the state’s divorce rate. The House Federal and State Affairs Committee on Wednesday conducted the first of two informational hearings on marriage called by the committee’s chairman, Rep. Steve Brunk. The Wichita Republican says the state has an interest in keeping marriages together.
Kansas lawmaker wants to set up new foster care program
February 11, 2015
A Kansas state senator wants to create a new foster care program that would provide higher state reimbursements to married couples who don’t smoke or drink, regularly attend church services or other social group meetings and either homeschool or send the foster children to private schools.
Basehor school board, other officials join opposition to Legislature’s election proposal
Board also discusses implications of education funding reduction
February 11, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood USD 458 Board of Education on Monday joined a growing number of school boards opposing action proposed in the state Legislature.
Bonner USD 204 rolls out red carpet for Kansas Teacher of the Year team
February 11, 2015
As the 2015 Kansas Teacher of the Year team entered Clark Middle School Monday, they headed directly for the “fun” stuff — the recently remodeled Innovative Technology room.
No. 3 Basehor-Linwood boys hold off Piper
February 11, 2015
Basehor-Linwood let a commanding early lead slip through its fingers on Tuesday night, but the Bobcats still managed to keep their unblemished record alive with a 65-62 home victory over Piper.
Wayne, Piper cruise past Basehor-Linwood girls
February 10, 2015
Piper used a 19-0 run spanning the first and second quarters to build an insurmountable lead over Basehor-Linwood, paving the way for a 55-39 victory on the Lady Bobcats’ home court on Tuesday evening.
Prosecutors question Kobach claims of voter fraud in Kansas
February 10, 2015
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the architect behind some of the nation’s strictest voter ID requirements, is asking lawmakers to give him the power to press voter fraud charges because he says prosecutors do not pursue cases he refers.
Study: Groundwater depletion slowing in western Kansas
February 10, 2015
The Kansas Geological Survey says average groundwater levels are still declining in western Kansas, but at a slower rate.
Freezing for a reason: USD 204 administrators, students take part in Polar Bear Plunge
February 10, 2015
After Bonner Springs Elementary Principal Kim Mitchell came stumbling out of Shawnee Mission Park Lake’s frigid waters, she couldn’t help but laugh.
Dairy Farmers association announces plans to build in Village West
February 10, 2015
Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), Kansas City’s largest private company with approximately $18 billion in revenue in 2014, has announced plans to build its new global headquarters in Kansas City, Kan.
Kansas Democrats pushing proposals aimed at boosting wages
February 10, 2015
Democrats have outlined proposals to increase the state’s minimum wage and set higher wages on public works projects.
Basehor-Linwood boys remain near top of KBCA rankings
February 10, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood boys remained in the No. 3 spot in the latest Class 4A-I state rankings released by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association this week.
Basehor student earns KSU Presidential Scholarship
February 10, 2015
Basehor-Linwood High School senior Kennedy Bowers was selected as one of three recipients for the Presidential Scholarship at Kansas State University.
Kansas lawmakers mulling $1.5B in bonds for pension system
February 9, 2015
A Kansas House committee is reviewing Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to issue $1.5 billion in bonds to help lower the state’s annual costs in funding pensions for teachers and government workers.
Basehor-Linwood’s White signs Letter of Intent
February 9, 2015
Basehor-Linwood football player Caleb White signed his National Letter of Intent on Monday morning and will continue his playing career at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo.
Amendment would guarantee hunting, fishing and trapping
February 9, 2015
A proposed constitutional amendment that would guarantee the right to hunt, fish and trap in Kansas is designed to turn away any efforts by animal rights groups to restrict or ban those practices, one of the amendment’s sponsors said.
Kansas officials concerned about long-eared bat listing
February 9, 2015
Developers and local officials are concerned about how a pending federal decision on the status of a small bat could affect construction projects in eastern Kansas.
Kansas House committee introduces plan to expand Medicaid
February 9, 2015
A Kansas House committee has drafted a plan for expanding the state’s Medicaid program for the poor and disabled in line with the federal health care overhaul.
Strong second half pushes No. 3 Basehor-Linwood past Bonner Springs
February 9, 2015
A big run to open the third quarter made the difference Friday night in the Basehor-Linwood boys basketball team’s 66-58 victory at home against Bonner Springs.
Bonner Springs girls push past Lady Bobcats
February 9, 2015
Miyah Hightower scored 16 points as the Bonner Springs girls basketball team remained tied for the lead in the Kaw Valley League with a 45-28 victory Friday at Basehor-Linwood.