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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
Kansas officials awaiting word on tax collections in April
April 30, 2015
Kansas legislators and other officials are waiting to learn whether the state’s tax collections in April met expectations.
Toddler hospitalized after being struck by lawn mower
April 30, 2015
A 15-month-old has been flown to a hospital after being struck by a lawn mower in Leavenworth County.
Senior Center volunteers tutor Bonner second graders in reading
April 30, 2015
Nancy McGowan is one of about a dozen members of the Bonner Springs Senior Center who have been spending an hour with Bonner Springs Elementary second grade students each Tuesday morning for the past two and a half months.
Kansas student’s budget documentary stirs controversy
April 29, 2015
A high-school student’s documentary, “Where the Buffaloed Roam: An Ode to the Kansas Budget,” is raising a stir.
Budget, taxes head up crowded agenda for Kansas Legislature
April 29, 2015
Kansas legislators are returning Wednesday from spring break to tackle a crowded agenda topped by a mandate to balance the next state budget and questions about which taxes they will increase to achieve that.
Bonner’s 9th annual Marble Day debuts mascot
April 29, 2015
Marble Day is nearly 10 years old, but for the first time this year, it will have an official mascot.
Fitness facility to be Nuts and Bolts neighbor
April 29, 2015
A new fitness facility plans to open this summer in a long-vacant spot at Kansas Highway 7 and Kansas Avenue.
School finance summit at Wichita State postponed
April 29, 2015
A school finance summit was postponed a day after leaders of a conservative think tank said they were concerned it would be a one-sided event because they were not invited.
BLHS Jazz Night to raise funds for band program
April 29, 2015
Basehor-Linwood High School’s jazz band is unique — with 75 students involved in marching band, the school also has 42 students separated into two jazz bands.
KanCare providers lose millions for 2nd straight year
April 29, 2015
The three companies that provide coverage to Kansas’ Medicaid system lost a total of $52 million doing so last year, marking a second straight year of losses, according to records reviewed by a legislative committee.
Kansas auditor to release report on sexual predator program
April 28, 2015
The state’s auditing agency is set to present a report on the cost and effectiveness of Kansas’ program to involuntarily commit sexual predators to treatment.
Disease, drought taking toll on Kansas wheat crop
April 28, 2015
The winter wheat crop in Kansas is showing signs of stress from disease and drought.
Remember When for April 30, 2015
April 28, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Attitudes slowly changing as awareness of mental health issues increases
April 28, 2015
May will be observed as Mental Health Month, and the theme for this year’s observance reflects changing attitudes.
Wichita to award varsity letters to special needs students
April 28, 2015
Students who play in a special-needs sports league in the Wichita area scored a victory.
Kansas House committee delays review of Democrat’s remarks
April 28, 2015
A Kansas House committee has delayed its investigation of a Democratic lawmaker who labeled as “racist bigots” supporters of a bill ending college tuition breaks for students living in the U.S. illegally.
Kansas City Connection: Char Bar, Sleater-Kinney, Zubaz and giant Lego sculptures
April 28, 2015
“Good Food,” reads a sign behind the bar at Westport’s Char Bar. Talk about an understatement.
Face to Face: Basehor High principal Sherry Reeves
April 28, 2015
Basehor-Linwood High School principal Sherry Reeves shares a little bit about herself in this week’s Face to Face column.
Basehor VFW plans show of patriotism Friday for Loyalty Day
April 27, 2015
Those driving down 155th Street through downtown Basehor on May 1 will notice the street has been lined with flags celebrating Loyalty Day.
Bonner Springs boys win home track invitational
April 24, 2015
The Bonner Springs boys track and field team captured a victory at the Bonner Springs Invitational on Thursday evening, scoring a total of 100 points to take the team title.