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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
Videos
Basehor-Linwood boys finish sixth at Piper
May 11, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood boys track and field team finished sixth at the Piper Invitational on Friday, collecting a total of 46 points.
Basehor-Linwood girls take second at Piper
May 11, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood girls track and field team took second place at the Piper Invitational on Friday, scoring a total of 116 points.
Kansas GOP touts school funding law; districts look to cut
May 10, 2015
Public school districts across Kansas are cutting programs, shedding jobs, ending the school year early and blaming it on the state’s new school funding law, even as the conservatives who advocated it tout the changes as a generous step forward for education.
Kansas’ broad marijuana bill attracts bulk of GOP votes
May 10, 2015
Supporters of a broad bill that would ease marijuana laws wending its way through the Kansas Legislature claim it’s a narrow enough set of reforms that conservative Republicans can vote for and demonstrates a shift in the long-running discussion.
Kansas City Connection: Eating recommendations for moms (and everyone else)
May 10, 2015
Recommending a few Kansas City eating spots moms would like.
Kansas House passes bill legalizing fantasy sports
May 7, 2015
The Kansas House has passed a bill that would define fantasy sports as a legal activity.
Wichita says pot ordinance should be stayed till court rules
May 7, 2015
Wichita is asking the state’s highest court to let the Sedgwick County District Court decide first whether a voter-approved ordinance lessening criminal penalties for marijuana possession is legal.
Storms leave damage across 6 Kansas counties
May 7, 2015
Storms that packed at least nine confirmed tornadoes, hail and heavy rain left behind damage in Kansas counties but no fatalities or major injuries.
Emporia State names Vietti as interim president
May 6, 2015
Emporia State University has named a retired community college president to serve as its interim president.
Kansas Democratic Party names new executive director
May 6, 2015
The Kansas Democratic Party is getting a new executive director. The party announced Tuesday that Kerry Gooch will step into the job after Jason Perkey left to take over as executive director of the South Carolina Democratic Party.
Kansas City Connection: The Sundry shows off its suppliers
May 6, 2015
When you first walk into The Sundry, a market and grocery that opened last year in the Crossroads neighborhood, you’ll see a large chalkboard with a drawing of Kansas and Missouri. Pointing to the states are several arrows indicating the origins of The Sundry’s suppliers for meat, vegetables, dry goods, teas and a whole variety of products ranging from kombucha, a fermented tea drink and komatsuna, a green leafy vegetable, to succulents and soap. The Sundry doesn’t just stock local food — it serves them in a variety of tasty breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes, as well as pre-made dinners to take home.
Face to Face: USD 204 administrative assistant Stormi Vitt
May 6, 2015
USD 204’s Stormi Vitt, who recently earned an Honoring Excellence award from the Education Foundation, shares a little bit about herself in this week’s Face to Face.
Basehor to make push for EMS service improvements
City officials want ambulance housed at Fairmount Township Fire Department
May 5, 2015
Members of the Basehor City Council plan to increase pressure on the county improve EMS services in 2016.
Semi trailer hits 2 buffalo east of Tonganoxie
May 5, 2015
A semi-tractor trailer struck two buffalo early Monday just east of Tonganoxie. The vehicle, which was headed east on U.S. Highway 24-40, struck and killed two buffalo that had wandered onto the highway between Stone Creek/South Park Drive and 206th Street.
Remember When for May 7, 2015
May 4, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Reviewing the legacy of a ‘good, but unfortunate’ president
May 4, 2015
I asked some folks who was the president just a century ago in 1915. Only a few knew that it was Woodrow Wilson.
Donation account created for toddler injured in lawnmower accident
May 4, 2015
A Go Fund Me account has been created to support the family of Richard Brock, the 15-month-old severely injured in a lawn mower accident last week.
Basehor-Linwood sweeps Bonner Springs
May 1, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood softball team proved to be too much for Bonner Springs to handle on Thursday evening as the Lady Bobcats rolled to a doubleheader Kaw Valley League sweep.
Ex-U.S. representative seeks to expand lobbying firm in Kansas
April 30, 2015
The lobbying and consulting firm of a former U.S. representative has sent letters to several Kansas businesses offering to represent their interests before the state legislature.
Kansas State awards $500K in grants for global food research
April 30, 2015
Kansas State University has awarded $500,000 in grants to faculty members who are researching way to boost food production as the world population grows.