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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
Remember When for Feb. 5, 2015
February 3, 2015
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
1920s basketball tournament offers peek into Bonner’s past
February 3, 2015
Recently Willard Reimer shared a “program and souvenir” from the second annual “Bonner Springs Basketball Tournament,” which was held on March 3-4, 1922.
Kansas high school’s piano purchase hits sour note
February 3, 2015
A Kansas City high school’s purchase of an estimated $47,000 grand piano is striking some sour notes among critics.
Airbrushed illustration from 1860s removed from Capitol
February 3, 2015
The Kansas Historical Society has removed an 1860s illustration depicting an election in the state’s territorial period after receiving complaints that the image had been airbrushed to remove references to voter fraud.
Basehor-Linwood boys remain at No. 3 in KBCA rankings
February 3, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood boys basketball team remained in the No. 3 spot in the latest Class 4A-I rankings from the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association, released online Tuesday.
Ag Hall announces new director, hours for 2015
February 2, 2015
The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame Monday announced that it has selected a new director of operations and development, and it plans to open to the general public for the 2015 season.
Kansas tribes, governor’s office talking about compact
February 2, 2015
Officials with northeast Kansas American Indian tribes have had preliminary discussions with Gov. Sam Brownback on gaining more control over revenue and spending on their lands.
Bill would let home-school students in public school groups
February 2, 2015
A Kansas Senate education committee will hear testimony on a proposal to allow home-schooled students to participate in public school sports and activities, the committee’s chairman said.
Basehor-Linwood boys win at De Soto
February 2, 2015
A fast start allowed the Basehor-Linwood boys basketball team to withstand a sluggish third quarter in a 66-43 nonleague victory at De Soto on Friday.
De Soto’s defense shuts down BLHS girls
February 2, 2015
The offensive struggles continued for the Basehor-Linwood girls basketball team in a 44-23 loss Friday night at De Soto.
BLHS wrestlers has two individual champions at Baldwin
February 2, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood wrestling team had two individual champions and finished sixth as a team at the Baldwin Invitational Tournament.
Bobcat women defend home powerlifting title; men finish second
February 2, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood women’s powerlifting team rolled to another Bobcat Power Invitational title on Saturday, and the men’s team finished second. The women scored 142 points, 109 points more than second-place Belton and won the meet for the eighth time in eight years. Benton won the men’s title with 102 points, and Basehor-Linwood scored 72.
Kansas House panel approves measure to balance state budget
February 2, 2015
Kansas would eliminate a deficit in its current budget mostly by shifting money around to patch holes in the funding for general government programs under a bill approved Monday by a state House committee.
Brownback proposes linking school funding to performance
February 1, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback has said he wants to tie school funding to student performance, an idea that immediately raised questions amid a court fight over how much the state spends on public education.
Kansas City opens center for science, engineering students
February 1, 2015
A new center that hopes to eventually provide resources for science and engineering students throughout the Kansas City region is now open.
Kansas City Connection: Nelson-Atkins exhibits take sobering look at war
February 1, 2015
Two new exhibits at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art confront viewers with the realities of war, albeit in dramatically different ways.
Kansas considers reduced penalties for marijuana possession
January 28, 2015
Penalties for marijuana possession may be softened in Kansas as legislators seek to lower prison populations and reduce costs.
Kansas lawmakers move to block local gun regulations
January 28, 2015
Local officials who already are barred from imposing restrictions on gun owners also would be prohibited from imposing special taxes on gun sales under a bill considered Wednesday by Kansas legislators.
Former Fairmount fire chief given probation
January 28, 2015
A former township fire chief has been given a year of probation for his theft of more than $14,000 from his township. The decision happened today in Leavenworth County District Court, according to county attorney Todd Thompson. Jeffrey Theno, former Fairmount Township fire chief, pled guilty Dec. 10 to felony theft.
New 4A wrestling poll has Bobcats No. 4, Braves No. 8
January 28, 2015
The Basehor-Linwood and Bonner Springs wrestling teams remained ranking this this week’s Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association Class 4A poll.