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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.
 
41%
No, I have not contacted my legislator.
 
33%
Yes, concerning gun laws.
 
16%
Yes, concerning election laws.
 
8%
Yes, concerning education.
 
0%
Yes, concerning the economy, taxes or the state budget.
 
0%
Total 12
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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.
Kansas governor signs nation’s 1st ban on abortion procedure
April 7, 2015
Kansas became the first state Tuesday to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure that critics describe as dismembering a fetus.
Senator’s bill on Kansas out-of-district students criticized
April 7, 2015
Critics say that a new Kansas bill to protect current out-of-district students in school districts does not address the problem of state budget cuts.
KCMO gallery plans Ulmer exhibit
April 7, 2015
A Downtown Kansas City art gallery plans an exhibit Friday featuring the art of Bonner Springs artist, the late Ernst Ulmer.
Rural Kansas road to become Home on the Range Highway
April 6, 2015
Kansas is honoring the place where its famous state song was written by designating a nearby road as the Home on the Range Highway.
Dead ball’ no more: homers a more frequent highlight of baseball
April 6, 2015
This is a big week in Kansas City, with the Royals opening the season as the defending American League champions.
Remember When for April 9, 2015
April 6, 2015
Events reported in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago this week.
Chronic wasting disease spreads to 6 more Kansas counties
April 6, 2015
State wildlife officials say chronic wasting disease has spread to six counties in southwest Kansas.
Basehor-Linwood track teams shine in Baldwin
April 6, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood boys and girls track and field squads had strong showings at the 49th annual Baldwin Invitational last week, finishing third and fourth in the teams standings, respectively.
State lifts avian flu restrictions in Leavenworth, Wyandotte counties
April 6, 2015
The Kansas Department of Agriculture reports it has completed surveillance and testing of backyard flocks of poultry in Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties and lifted the movement restrictions for the quarantined area.
8 years after tornado, Greensburg to have theater again
April 6, 2015
It’s been decades since Greensburg offered people a movie theater. That will change this month when the Twilight Theater opens, about 25 years after it closed and eight years after a tornado destroyed most of the Kiowa County town.
Kansas Board of Education to examine school laws, bonds
April 6, 2015
The Kansas State Board of Education is meeting April 16 to review changes to the state’s education laws including an overhaul in the way schools are funded.
Kansas City Connection: The return of the Royals, and showtime for Middle of the Map
April 5, 2015
The Kansas City Royals’ 2014 run was the stuff of legend, right up until the final heartbreaking out, and a special ceremony on Opening Day will pay tribute to that team’s extraordinary playoff run.