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Do you know which candidates you'll vote for Nov. 4?

Response Percent
Yes — I’ve done all my research and am ready to vote
 
77%
No — I still have to see who is on the ballot
 
8%
I do not plan to vote
 
8%
Somewhat — I know who I will vote for in some races but still have to learn about other candidates
 
6%
Total 87
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Kansas agencies not recognizing gay marriages yet
November 20, 2014
Gay couples in Kansas can get married, but the state isn’t yet allowing them to change their last names on their driver’s licenses.
U.S. attorney’s office collects $11.4M in Kansas
November 20, 2014
The U.S. attorney’s office says it has collected more than $11.4 million this year from criminal and civil actions in Kansas.
7 Kansas hunters plead to violating federal law
November 20, 2014
Seven Kansas hunters pleaded guilty and were sentenced for violating federal laws protecting birds.
Bonner teacher of the year finalist inspires students, teachers with creative energy
November 20, 2014
It’s easy to see the passion Kim Nelson has for teaching. She said that while she will enjoy expanding her knowledge of the profession through conferences and school visits as one of eight state finalists for Kansas Teacher of the Year, she will hate having to leave her students.
Topeka committee passes on public nudity ban
November 19, 2014
A Topeka city committee has declined to take action on a proposed public nudity ban that is headed to the City Council for consideration.
BLHS wrestling kicks off highly anticipated 2014-15 season
November 19, 2014
The season Basehor-Linwood wrestling enthusiasts have been talking about for years has finally arrived.
Inmates workers might return to animal shelter
November 19, 2014
Volunteer prison inmate help might be returning to the Hutchinson Animal Shelter.
Basehor chamber marks 30 years at Christmas auction
November 19, 2014
Basehor’s Community Christmas will coincide with a 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Basehor Chamber of Commerce Dec. 4.
State considering opening some lakes to seaplanes
November 19, 2014
The state’s aviation office is considering whether to allow qualified seaplanes to use state lakes that are managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Basehor, Bonner organizations prepare for community Thanksgiving meals
November 19, 2014
Basehor and Bonner Springs this year are carrying on traditions of community Thanksgiving dinners, each with the goal of sharing a free meal with friends and neighbors.
Man, 79, charged in pot bust challenges search
November 18, 2014
When police in Junction City stopped a beat-up pickup truck for speeding in June 2013, the driver got a lot more than a traffic ticket: The stop led authorities to Massachusetts and Arizona, where they said they found about $15 million in cash, almost 400 pounds of marijuana and ledgers detailing drug deals going back to 1992.
BLHS alumni game canceled
November 18, 2014
The Basehor-Linwood basketball alumni game, scheduled for Nov. 28 at BLHS, has been canceled because of lack of interest.
Gay couples wed in Kansas, but not in all counties
November 18, 2014
Gay and lesbian couples wed Monday evening on the steps of a historic courthouse in Wichita, even as officials elsewhere in Kansas refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex partners because the state Supreme Court has not yet signed off.
Report: Kansas winter wheat faring well so far
November 18, 2014
The latest government report shows most of the newly planted Kansas winter wheat crop is faring well so far.
Kansas woman critical after sex assault, set afire
November 18, 2014
A woman who was sexually assaulted and set on fire was in critical condition Monday, and police turn to the public for help in finding her assailant.
Kansas Guard soldier deployed to west Africa
November 17, 2014
About 170 Kansas National Guard from a battalion based in Iola will deploy next year to west Africa to help fight Ebola.
4 more earthquakes rattle south-central Kansas
November 17, 2014
Four more earthquakes were reported in south-central Kansas during the weekend. No serious injuries or damage was reported.
Randy Leach still missing after 26 years, KBI case file remains sealed
November 17, 2014
For the first few years, Harold and Alberta Leach kept hoping their missing son, Randy, would come home. Twenty-six years have passed since the high school senior and the family car vanished from a graduation party, but the Linwood parents still want to find their only child. They’re desperate to know whether law enforcement left no stone unturned in the search for Randy, in part because they’ve felt for years that investigators were secretive, refusing to keep them abreast of developments. But law enforcement agencies refuse to release the records, citing an ongoing investigation, even the broad outlines of which they decline to reveal.
Shelter in Kansas City won’t house gay couples
12:00 p.m., November 17, 2014 Updated 10:48 a.m.
A nonprofit homeless shelter in Kansas City will not allow legally married same-sex couples to stay overnight together because officials believe those relationships violate biblical principles.
Remember When for Nov. 20, 2014
November 17, 2014
Events reported in The Chieftain this week 10, 25, 50 and 100 years ago.