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Kansas Newspaper Clippings Collection

Local Government

2011 - June through December

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, June through December, 2011.

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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, June-December, 2011

Smoking law
Lawrence Journal World, 6/7/2011

Dawn Bormann
Unified Government staff proposes 8.9% property tax increase
Kansas City Star, 7/11/2011

Shajia Ahmad
Area officials consider government consolidation
Garden City Telegram, 7/20/2011

Deb Gruver
County refuses grants, citing U.S. debt
Wichita Eagle, 7/23/2011

Dion Lefler
Groups ask Sedgwick County not to cut funding
Wichita Eagle, 8/2/2011

Associated Press
Sedgwick Co. official wants gun ban lifted
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/3/2011

Scott Rothschild
City, County would pay to keep open state SRS office under proposal announced today
Lawrence Journal World, 8/8/2011

The Star's editorial| A nice change of pace: Cities cooperating
Kansas City Star, 8/10/2011

Mary Clarkin
Reno interest income tumbles
Hutchinson News, 8/10/2011 [Newsbank article]

Hodge rallying troops against OP tax increase
Midwest Democracy, 8/16/2011

Tim Hrenchir
County slashes $4.3 million from 2012 budget
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/18/2011

Scott Rothschild
Statehouse Live: Two more areas trying to raise funds to keep open SRS offices
Lawrence Journal World, 8/23/2011

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Editorial: Playing the fear card
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/24/2011

Rick Plumlee
Guns allowed in many Sedgwick County facilities starting today
Wichita Eagle, 8/31/2011

Steve Fry
D.A. sheds misdemeanor prosecutions in Topeka
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/8/2011

Gwyn Mellinger
Insight Kansas: SRS closings raise concerns, could cause long-term fallout
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 9/13/2011

Tim Hrenchir
Stanley says health reform needed
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/14/2011

Tim Hrenchir and Angela Deines
DA rejects 30 domestic violence cases
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/14/2011

Tim Hrenchir
Domestic battery ordinance repeal to be taken up
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/27/2011

Chad Lawhorn

Lawrence City Commission approves gender identity ordinance
Lawrence Journal World, 9/28/2011

Mark Fagan

County commissioners to review pact to keep SRS offices in Lawrence
Lawrence Journal World, 10/3/2011

Tim Hrenchir
Council discusses domestic battery prosecution
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/4/2011

Associated Press
Topeka land bank could help distressed properties
Hutchinson News, 10/9/2011

Tim Hrenchir
Domestic battery flap brings city national attention
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/10/2011

Tim Hrenchir
City repeals ordinance banning domestic battery
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/11/2011

John Hanna
Topeka repeals domestic violence law
Wichita Eagle, 10/11/2011

Joe Lambe
To save money, Topeka repeals law against misdemeanor domestic battery
Kansas City Star, 10/11/2011 [Newsbank article]

Chad Lawhorn

Local officials likely will turn to Kansas Legislature for money to fund Lawrence SRS office
Lawrence Journal World, 10/13/2011

J-W Editorial
Budget pressures
Lawrence Journal World, 10/20/2011

Rick Plumlee
Wichita City Council to consider allowing concealed weapons in some buildings
Wichita Eagle, 10/24/2011

The Star's editorial| Protect a charter that works in Johnson County
Kansas City Star, 11/6/2011

Kathleen Pointer
Switch to partisan elections in Johnson County halted
Kansas City Star, 11/7/2011



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Topeka, KS 66612

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Email: kim.harp@library.ks.gov

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