Government

Kansas gay marriage foes to seek protections again
July 6, 2014
Kansas legislators will face renewed pressure next year to provide additional legal protections to those who want to avoid accommodating same-sex couples for religious reasons in the wake of federal courts nationwide invalidating state gay marriage bans.
Tonganoxie officials take first look at possible 2015 budget
June 24, 2014
City officials just scratched the surface of 2015 budget talks Monday, but will have to make decisions based on valuations that were slightly higher than the previous year.
Local agencies participating in National HIV Testing Day
June 23, 2014
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is encouraging Kansans to get tested Friday on National HIV Testing Day.
City approves bids for traffic light project
June 17, 2014
Construction of a new traffic light at U.S. Highway 24-40 and Stone Creek Drive/South Park could start in the coming months.
Kansas Democrats file complaints in 2nd District
June 3, 2014
Kansas Democrats have filed two federal complaints against Republican congresswoman Lynn Jenkins alleging she violated ethics and campaign rules because a staff member also serves as an unpaid re-election spokesman.
Tonganoxie delays curbside recycling decision, approves pay increase for city administrator
08:35 a.m., June 3, 2014 Updated 10:20 a.m.
Online polls indicate that people want mandatory recycling in Tonganoxie, but Tonganoxie City Council members want to allow more time for public input before making a decision on whether to add curbside recycling services.
Tonganoxie City Council wants public input on curbside recycling
May 20, 2014
Support for curbside recycling in Tonganoxie is evident on the City Council and among residents, but council members want more input from residents before making a decision.
Tonganoxie City Council agenda for May 19, 2014
May 16, 2014
Discussion about Chieftain Park, traffic improvements at U.S. Highway 24-40 and Stone Creek, Gallagher Park plans and the future of the former Tonganoxie police station all are agenda items for Monday’s Tonganoxie City Council meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers.
Dead tree in Baldwin City’s Oakwood Cemetery to become angel carving
May 14, 2014
What remains of a century-old yellow poplar tree in Oakwood Cemetery that fell victim to the 2012 drought will soon be a work of art.
Idea pitched for Tonganoxie curbside recycling
May 6, 2014
Curbside recycling could be coming to Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie walking bridge placement a success; ribbon cutting set for May 30
May 6, 2014
An important 130-foot piece of the Chieftain Trail extension carefully was put in place Friday in Tonganoxie.
Kansas death penalty appeals changes unresolved
April 27, 2014
Kansas legislators are expected this week to try again to pass a measure that would shorten the time allowed for condemned inmates to appeal their convictions before the state Supreme Court.
Tonganoxie City Council agenda for tonight’s meeting
April 21, 2014
Tonganoxie City Council meeting agenda.
Demolition of former Tonganoxie police station set for Thursday
April 16, 2014
The former Tonganoxie police station is expected to be torn down Thursday.