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Have you written a letter to or spoken with your state legislator regarding an issue this year?

Response Percent
No, I have not contacted my legislator.
 
50%
Yes, concerning multiple issues.
 
33%
Yes, concerning gun laws.
 
16%
Yes, concerning education.
 
0%
Yes, concerning the economy, taxes or the state budget.
 
0%
Yes, concerning election laws.
 
0%
Total 6
Note: This is not a scientific poll. Vote
Videos
Lenexa man suspected of injuring kids, damaging cars
March 24, 2015
Police in Lenexa say a man has been arrested on suspicion of injuring three children, damaging vehicles and threatening people with what turned out to be a pellet gun.
Kansas lawmakers considering proposals on public employees
March 24, 2015
The Republican-dominated Kansas Legislature is considering proposals to restrict public employee unions and potentially shrink the state’s civil service.
Kansas Supreme Court to consider convicted killer’s appeal
March 23, 2015
The Kansas Supreme Court is considering the appeal of a convicted serial killer who stuffed the bodies of several victims into barrels.
Confusion remains years after creation of ‘Unified Government’
04:32 p.m., March 23, 2015 Updated 12:47 p.m.
Every two years when there is a local election, there are Bonner Springs and Edwardsville residents who are confused by the ballot.
Remember When for March 26, 2015
March 23, 2015
Events reported this week in The Chieftain 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.
Westar Energy will return $38 million to customers
March 23, 2015
Westar Energy will be sending rebates to customers after collecting $38 million too much last year.
Basehor VFW organizes blood drive Wednesday
March 23, 2015
The Basehor Community Spring Blood Drive is set from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Basehor VFW Dining Hall, 2806 N. 155th St.
Officials to discuss program for Kansas food aid recipients
March 23, 2015
State and federal officials are preparing to outline the details of a new program for helping food stamp recipients in Kansas find employment.
Hospitals push for Medicaid expansion in Kansas
March 23, 2015
Hospitals are hurting because Kansas hasn’t expanded Medicaid coverage to serve more poor people, health officials said in urging lawmakers to make changes.
Kansas City Connection: City Market a hub for delicious ethnic food
March 22, 2015
When people ask me what neighborhoods they should check out in Kansas City, I try to find out what their goals are. If their objective is to eat a lot of different kinds of ethnic food at fairly inexpensive prices, I direct them to the City Market.
Kansas Legislature mulls slashing green energy incentives
March 22, 2015
Renewable energy groups say two proposals in the Kansas Legislature would threaten the young industry’s existence by shortening a lifetime property tax exemption for wind and solar farms and imposing a 4.33 percent excise tax on ethanol fuel and renewable electricity.
Analysis: Kansas GOP lawmakers set up debate on higher taxes
March 22, 2015
Republicans who control the Kansas Legislature are boxing themselves into considering tax increases by drafting proposed budgets in both chambers that don’t balance without them.
Kansas Senate panel’s budget debate part of crowded agenda
March 19, 2015
A Kansas Senate committee is considering a proposed $15.5 billion state budget that wouldn’t balance without tax increases.
Kansas, New Mexico attorneys general spar over basketball
March 19, 2015
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has called out his New Mexico counterpart over his basketball predictions.
Kansas State researches using drones to protect crops
March 19, 2015
Kansas State University is researching how to use drones to detect invasive insects and emerging diseases in wheat fields.
Kansas: Plan to divert Missouri River water not feasible
March 19, 2015
A controversial plan to divert Missouri River water from northeast Kansas to western Kansas is unlikely to happen.
Edwardsville police implement new body cameras for officers
Bonner still testing its options; Basehor waiting for now
March 19, 2015
The Edwardsville Police Department is in the process of implementing some new technology, and body cameras are among those new items.
Kansas closer to allowing concealed carry with no permit
March 18, 2015
Kansas gun owners were a step closer Tuesday to being able to carry concealed firearms without obtaining a state permit after a legislative committee approved a bill ending the requirement.
Kansas school funding dispute heading back to high court
March 18, 2015
A dispute over whether Kansas must boost its spending on public schools by tens of millions of dollars each year is headed back to the state Supreme Court.
Face to Face: Moon Marble’s Ben Breslow
March 18, 2015
Ben Breslow of Moon Marble Co. shares a bit about himself in this week’s Face to Face column.