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Local Government

2008 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, 2008.

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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, 2008


Mike Hendricks
State GOP seeks its day in sun
Kansas City Star, 1/1/2008


Rachael Bossow
County could receive funds for storm damage
Leavenworth Times, 1/2/2008


Mike Hall
Career long, varied, controversial
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/4/2008


Mike Hall
Butch began helping early on
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/4/2008


Capital-Journal Editorial Board

For Topeka Butch Felker, 1945-2008
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/4/2008


Michael Hooper
Health, government, schools are top Topeka employers
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/6/2008


James Carlson
Voting records vary widely
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/7/2008


James Carlson
Congresswoman doesn't expect husband to be A.G.
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/8/2008


Mike Hall
Mayor points to successes, failures and hopes
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/8/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Bonaparte, county to meet next week
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2008


Mike Hall
Call him Butch, or 'Mr. Topeka'
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/12/2008 [Newsbank article]


Barbara Chalker
Input wanted on 'Shop State in 2008' campaign
Iola Register, 1/12/2008


Vicki Estes
Felker was one of Topeka's biggest cheerleaders
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/13/2008


Tim Hrenchir
City attorney resigns from post
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/15/2008


Tim Carpenter
Economic climate crucial, GOP says
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/15/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Council to keep meeting option
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/16/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Alcala questions need for national search
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/17/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Aircraft, tax hike, aesthetics promoted
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2008 [Newsbank article]


Ned Seaton
Let's try getting along
Manhattan Mercury, 1/20/2008 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Staff's zoning views moved
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/21/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Alcala wants to limit search
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/24/2008


Mike Hall
Treasurer seeking second full term
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/26/2008


Capital-Journal Editorial Board

City Attorney scale back [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/27/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Firefighters' union files state complaint
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/29/2008


Gwen Tietgen
Cities mull regional issues
Garden City Telegram, 1/30/2008


Tim Hrenchir
County to take up IT merger
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/31/2008


Kaley Lyon
Chamber banquet sans governor but surprises award-winners
Hays Daily News, 1/31/2008 [Newsbank article]


Mike Hall
Talks pointed in IT discussion
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/1/2008


Tim Hrenchir
City manager: No urgency
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/4/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Investigation process established by ordinance
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/4/2008


Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Red flag mayoral veto power
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/5/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Alcala admits ethics violation
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/5/2008


Tim Hrenchir
County says no to city-controlled IT department
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/5/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Council unlikely to query A.G.
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/6/2008


City Government the long view [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/7/2008 [Newsbank article]


Say no to OP annexation [editorial]
Olathe Daily News, 2/7/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Job vacancy upsets Bunten
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2008


Tim Hrenchir
City to begin ethics probe
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/12/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Alcala, comments avoid council censure
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/13/2008


Chad Lawhorn
Johnson, Hack cleared of potential charges
Lawrence Journal World, 2/13/2008


The News Staff
County on delinquent end of own tax warrant
Hutchinson News, 2/14/2008 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Watson teed off about annexation
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2008


Tim Carpenter
Limit on annexation bashed
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2008


Capital-Journal Editorial Board

It merger what a waste [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/17/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Battle lines drawn in debate
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/18/2008 [Newsbank article]


Mike Belt
County considering potential budget cuts
Lawrence Journal World, 2/19/2008


Mike Hall
Is seven the council's lucky number?
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/19/2008


Capital-Journal Editorial Board

City government define rules [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/20/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Developer falls short
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/20/2008 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Government merger bill advances to final vote
Hutchinson News, 2/21/2008 [Newsbank article]


Jonathan Kealing
Lawrence is No.7 on smart cities list
Lawrence Journal World, 2/21/2008


Jeff Myrick
Baldwin City councilman to run for state representative seat
Lawrence Journal World, 2/22/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Money shift would pave way for road work
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2008


James Carlson
Council issue now at Capital
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2008 [Newsbank article]


Finn Bullers
County approves partial annexing
Kansas City Star, 2/22/2008


J-W Editorials

Smart city [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/23/2008


Janis Lee
Bill opens the door to city-county consolidation
Hays Daily News, 2/24/2008 [Newsbank article]


Jordan Chapman
Herington working on new housing, street repairs
Junction City Daily Union, 2/24/2008


An idea well worth pursuing
Kansas City Star, 2/25/2008 [Newsbank article]


Mike Hall
They're so different in retreat
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/25/2008


Easier consolidation [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 2/26/2008 [Newsbank article]


Brent D. Wistrom
City council considering new vote on term limits
Wichita Eagle, 2/27/2008 [Newsbank article]


Michael Hooper
Development to be discussed
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/28/2008 [Newsbank article]


Annexation: Half a loaf [editorial]
Johnson County Sun, 2/28/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Chief: Permission needed to fly firefighters' union flag
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/28/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Courthouse remodeling advances
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/29/2008


Steve Kraske
Trust could help foster bistate teamwork
Kansas City Star, 3/2/2008 [Newsbank article]


Bob Johnson
Chamber members encouraged to look to future
Iola Register, 3/3/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Council to find money first
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/5/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Local leaders to seek funding
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/5/2008


Dion Lefler
Residents clamor for W. Valley Cityhood
Wichita Eagle, 3/6/2008 [Newsbank article]


Meredith Rodriguez
Council approves annexation
Kansas City Star, 3/8/2008 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
City may postpone projects
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/11/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Money freed up for road repairs
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/12/2008


Tim Hrenchir
County leaving alley alone
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/18/2008


Mike Hall
Vision for city nearly in view
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/18/2008


Joey Berlin
Grant will move project forward
Emporia Gazette, 3/18/2008


Chad Lawhorn
Leaders take ranking in stride, acknowledge more to be done
Lawrence Journal World, 3/19/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Consultant: Pick a direction for the city
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/19/2008


J-W Editorial

Cemetery transfer [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 3/20/2008


Steve Rose
Another miracle for Watson?
Johnson County Sun, 3/20/2008


Finn Bullers
Overland Park, county sued over annexation
Kansas City Star, 3/21/2008 [Newsbank article]


James Carlson
Statehouse area project tabled
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/21/2008


Jerry Farley
Be part of the vision [letter]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/22/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Ideas sought to better Topeka
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/23/2008


Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Visioning process get set, go [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/23/2008


Mike Hall
Giving Topekans some hope
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2008


Mike Hall
Public aims to shape vision
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/25/2008


Capital-Journal Editorial Board

No fooling
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/25/2008


Tim Hrenchir
City departments feeling the budget crunch
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/25/2008


Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Heartland visioning seeing the light [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/26/2008


Kurt Caywood
Partnership aims to prevent double vision
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/26/2008


Tim Hrenchir
City creates government efficiency position
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/26/2008


Chris Green
Greensburg asks for help
Salina Journal, 3/27/2008 [Newsbank article]


Jim Sullinger and Finn Bullers
Panel tables bill blocking annexation
Kansas City Star, 3/27/2008 [Newsbank article]


Mike Hall
Bonaparte: Don't blame council
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2008


Dolph C. Simons, Jr
Negative attitudes, lack of leadership hurt Lawrence
Lawrence Journal World, 3/29/2008


Jan Biles
Ties to church may open doors
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2008


Jan Biles
St. Mary's has cross to bear
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2008


Jan Biles
Conflicting views
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2008 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Deputy Mayor ready to leave post
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/31/2008


How did we get here?
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/1/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Council mulls budget ideas
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/1/2008


Tim Carpenter
Annexation bill gives county veto
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/1/2008


Chad Lawhorn
New mayor urges fiscal restraint
Lawrence Journal World, 4/1/2008


Mike Belt
County takes step toward creating ethics policy
Lawrence Journal World, 4/1/2008


Mike Hall and Tim Hrenchir
Council reauthorizes copter, software buys
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/2/2008


Mike Hall and Tim Hrenchir
Preisner elected deputy mayor
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/2/2008


Jim Sullinger and David Klepper
Legislators defend city's annexation
Kansas City Star, 4/2/2008


Mike Hall
Spending requests OK'd by split commission
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/4/2008


Mike Hall
City purchases fall to veto pen
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/5/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Bunten's vetoes 'obstructive'
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/8/2008


Tim Hrenchir
City has taken report to heart
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/10/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Judge gives Hecht power
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/11/2008


Mike Hall
Target files lawsuit against city
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/12/2008


Mike Hall
City takes swing at stadium
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/12/2008


Dion Lefler
City-county consolidation efforts stagnate
Wichita Eagle, 4/12/2008 [Newsbank article]


Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Software purchase wise decision [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/15/2008


Tim Hrenchir
1 veto stands, second falls
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/16/2008 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Workers happy veto override keeps now software system intact
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/17/2008


Brandy Nance
State office praises Emporia Main Street
Emporia Gazette, 4/19/2008


Mike Hall
Council doesn't agree on goals
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/22/2008


Mary Clarkin
Harper commissioner is both defendant, plaintiff in lawsuit
Hutchinson News, 4/26/2008 [Newsbank article]


Mike Hall
No penalty for violating No. 18841
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/28/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Hecht: City deal illegal
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/1/2008


Capital-Journal

Readers offer input on ways to improve capital city
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/4/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Your vision can help improve Topeka
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/4/2008


Mike Hall
County approves digital upgrade
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/6/2008


Capital-Journal Editorial Board

City legal issues move forward [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/8/2008


Karen Shideler
Man's goal: Make city walkable
Wichita Eagle, 5/12/2008 [Newsbank article]


Mike Hall and Tim Hrenchir
Council to hold ethics inquiry
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/14/2008 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Vision project elicits ideas
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/14/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Judge undecided about lawsuit
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/17/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Council to look at ethics query
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/20/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Time halts ethics inquiry
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/21/2008


Chad Lawhorn
City considers false alarm fees
Lawrence Journal World, 5/22/2008


Tim Hrenchir
Ethics stance rooted in law
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/22/2008


Peg Williams and Mike Hall
City government sign of the times: Move it
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/22/2008
Tim Hrenchir
Visioning diversity sought
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/22/2008
Associated Press
Sign rule angers sellers
Lawrence Journal World, 5/23/2008
Tim Hrenchir
$4.2M down drain, kind of
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/23/2008
Tim Hrenchir
Ethics inquiry a local matter
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/24/2008
Tim Hrenchir
Alcala gets status as 'friend of court'
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/25/2008
Willow Williamson
Bill closes door on serial meetings
Hutchinson News, 5/26/2008 [Newsbank article]
New law hits secrecy [editorial]
Johnson County Sun, 5/28/2008
J-W Editorial

Crowded ballot [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 5/30/2008