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Local Government

2007 Session - January through May

The State Library of Kansas' Legislative Reference Section maintains a collection of clipped newspaper articles on topics relating to subjects pertinent to issues in Kansas state government. Below is a listing of clipped articles taken from several different newspapers relating to LOCAL GOVERNMENT, January through May, 2007.

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The Clippings List is generally arranged chronologically through the year.

Each article cited contains the following information:

Author of article (if any is present)
Title of Article
Newspaper title and date of issue


ARTICLES ON LOCAL GOVERNMENT, January through May, 2007


Editorial Board
A new year
Hutchinson News, 1/1/2007 [Newsbank article]


Mike Belt
County puts focus on new rural rules
Lawrence Journal World, 1/1/2007


John Green
City ordinance prohibits concealed weapons at parks
Hutchinson News, 1/3/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Early success important in council races
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/3/2007


Bruce Symes
Local government has ear of senator
Iola Register, 1/3/2007


Les Depperschmidt
Key to area business growth: regionalism
Wichita Eagle, 1/4/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Nave announces re-election plans
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/4/2007

Mike Belt
Author ranks Lawrence as a top 10 city for retirees
Lawrence Journal World, 1/4/2007


Fredrick J. Johnson
Kane leads final session
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/5/2007


Fredrick J. Johnson
City, county to launch site
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/5/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Preisner, Gatlin announce city council runs
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/6/2007


John Green
Expansion job one for Kerr
Hutchinson News, 1/7/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Consolidation on city agenda
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/8/2007


Tim Hrenchir
County to elect commission chair
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/7/2007


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
City/County consolidation keep talking
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/9/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Commissioner to attend council meeting
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/9/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Dunn seeks return to council
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/9/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Buhler joins county commission
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/9/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Council to weigh priorities
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/9/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Council defers action
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/10/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Former Graves aide seeks council seat
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/10/2007


Tim Hrenchir
City votes against merger talks
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/10/2007

They said it
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2007


The Capital-Journal
Candidates file
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2007


The Capital-Journal
Kansas towns get housing rehab grants
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2007

Tim Hrenchir
Alcala, Swank latest to enter council races
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Bed tax is still before city council
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/15/2007


Mario Sequeira
Commission not eager to cut agency powers in wake of two controversial decisions in '06
Johnson County Sun, 1/18/2007

Matthew Clark
Opolis denied grant for sewer project
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/19/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
County covers computer costs
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/23/2007


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Pride restored [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/23/2007


Tim Hrenchir
City council matchups set
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/24/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Mayor pushes tax plan; no action on eminent domain
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/24/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Code enforcement to get personal touch
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/25/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Hopeful outlines position
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/25/2007


Tim Hrenchir
City may use eminent domain for road project
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/25/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Mayor: All's well, for the most part
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/26/2007


Ryan D. Wilson
Back to the basics
Junction City Daily Union, 1/26/2007


State of the city improvements of a different sort
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/27/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Mayor lacking election votes
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/27/2007

Tim Hrenchir
Mayor floats new sales tax hike
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/29/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Councilman raises $10,400
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/30/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Bed tax funding on council plate
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/5/2007


Tim Hrenchir
County hires public works chief
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/6/2007


The Capital-Journal
State chamber appoints interim leader
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2007

Rachael Bossow
Commission pledges $2.5 million for NBAF
Leavenworth Times, 2/10/2007


Kevin Wright
County must find revenue sources
Olathe Daily News, 2/10-12/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Spending cap would be tough to bust
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/12/2007


Mike Belt
County not hurrying search to find new emergency director
Lawrence Journal World, 2/13/2007


Mike Hall
Council approves development projects
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2007


Chad Lawhorn
Schauner sees his role as a questioner
Lawrence Journal World, 2/15/2007


The Capital-Journal
County to discuss planning program
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Merger doesn't compute
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/16/2007 [Newsbank article]


Mike Hall
Councilman: Annexation may be an end result
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/17/2007

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
City/County it merger costly turf [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/18/2007


Patrick Lowry
No gove? [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 2/18/2007


Tim Hrenchir
IT consolidation still an issue
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/20/2007


City council candidates disclose funds, donors
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/21/2007


Tim Hrenchir
City spending cap rejected
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/21/2007


Mike Hall
Former city contenders, newcomers vie to oust Alcala
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2007


Tim Hrenchir
New merger idea up for talks
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2007


Tim Hrenchir
District 4 candidates talk crime
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/23/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Familiar faces vie for District 4 seat
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/23/2007


Fredrick J. Johnson
Merger still under debate
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/23/2007


Douglas S. Kinsinger
Recruitment focuses on technology
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
City manager open to merger
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/24/2007


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
City-County it merger rebooted
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/26/2007


Mike Hoeflich
County needs shared vision
Lawrence Journal World, 2/28/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Election imperils job security
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/1/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Councilman Nave says he has no regrets
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/1/2007


Phil Anderson
Despite two prison sentences, man wins mayoral primary
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/1/2007


James Carlson
Lawmaker wants to end cultural compact
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Council hopeful supports manager
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2007


Fredrick J. Johnson
Courthouse basement to house legal interns
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2007


Downtown businesses receive grants
Leavenworth Times, 3/3/2007


The Capital-Journal
City manager candidate field narrowed
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/3/2007


Pete Goering
Poor ol' Johnson County
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/4/2007


David Klepper and Jim Sullinger
Lawmakers consider repealing bistate pact
Kansas City Star, 3/5/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Courthouse cleaning on hold
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/6/2007


Tim Hrenchir
City faces defamation claim
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/7/2007

Phil Anderson
Group aims to make Topeka safest capital
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/8/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Raises on county agenda
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/8/2007


Fredrick J. Johnson
Commission approves raises
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/9/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Bonaparte reflects on his first year
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/13/2007

Tim Hrenchir
City, county may combine efforts
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/13/2007


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Norton Bonaparte, Jr a good start [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/15/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Council reject zoning moves
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/21/2007


Scott Rochat
What happens now?
Emporia Gazette, 3/21/2007 [Newsbank article]

Tom Bell
Restore proper oversight [editorial]
Salina Journal, 3/21/2007


Christina M. Woods
Jury: City audit of DETAMC not biased
Wichita Eagle, 3/23/2007


John Green
Housing Commission budget agrees on $200K proposal
Hutchinson News, 3/24/2007 [Newsbank article]

Dolph C. Simons Jr
Lawrence leaders need to restore city's positive
Lawrence Journal World, 3/24/2007


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Candidate forum try showing up [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Alcala's numbers were his own
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2007


Mary Clarkin
Harper Co. seeks input on spending
Hutchinson News, 3/25/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Topeka city council contests property, taxes, city development may decide April 3 election
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/25/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Ethics code goes back to council
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/26/2007


Mike Hall
Council candidates' campaign finance figures released
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/27/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Bunten enters hospital
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/27/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Bonaparte garners solid review
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/27/2007


Tim Hrenchir
City manager reviews will be quarterly
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2007


Tim Hrenchir
City amends code of ethics; Nave, Duffy cast last votes
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Mayor eager to return to work
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2007


The Capital-Journal
Bunten released, plans light work
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/29/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Bunten takes to heart his health emergency
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2007


Competing priorities face Johnson County
Kansas City Star, 3/31/2007 [Newsbank article]


Editorial Board
Small-town shine
Hutchinson News, 4/2/2007 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal
Council candidate leaves hospital
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/6/2007


Kevin Elliott
Judge finds state funds allowed for Riley County Treasurer pay
Manhattan Mercury, 4/8/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Multiple votes result in Blackburn as deputy mayor
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/11/2007


Streets need work
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/12/2007 [Newsbank article]
Tim Hrenchir
City divides bed tax money
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/13/2007

Editorial Board
Schoepf's split
Hutchinson News, 4/13/2007 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
County to consider Chevron contract
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/15/2007


Tim Hrenchir
Tax rebate plan on city agenda
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/16/2007

Five questions fresh face in county politics offers 3-month assessment
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/16/2007


Mike Hall
Old advice for the new city leaders
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/16/2007


Mike Hall
County: Relief fund at issue
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/17/2007


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