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Local Government

2011 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, 2011.

The Clippings books are available for use in the library. You may photocopy articles from the books. If you have questions regarding this collection please feel free to contact State Library staff. Contact information is found at the top and bottom of this page.

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, 2011


Mary Clarkin
Last meeting a friendly affair
Hutchinson News, 1/6/2011 [Newsbank article]

Look at townships [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 1/7/2011 [Newsbank article]

Steve Fry
Flaws will take year to fix
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/8/2011

Letter: Leisinger addresses county woes
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2011


The Capital-Journal
Alcala seeks to retain his city council seat
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2011


The Capital-Journal
Alcala to face challenge for seat
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/22/2011


Tim Hrenchir
County to consider canceling projects
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/23/2011


Tim Hrenchir
Six seeking city council seats - so far
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/24/2011


Tim Hrenchir and Ann Marie Bush
Three council incumbents seek re-election
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/24/2011


Fredrick J. Johnson
County trims spending; more cuts needed
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/25/2011


Tim Hrenchir
County may not send many valuation notices
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/27/2011

Municipal government trust broken [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/30/2011


Ann Marie Bush
Mayor announces special meeting
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/3/2011


Norton N. Bonaparte Jr.
Letter: Bonaparte explains
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/5/2011


Fredrick J. Johnson
County early exits likely
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2011


Tim Hrenchir
Council candidates disagree on downtown
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/8/2011


Tim Hrenchir
County sets up early retirement program
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/11/2011


Tim Carpenter
City-county annexation on table
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/11/2011


Tim Hrenchir
County commissioners to mull budget cuts
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/13/2011


Mike Corn
NWKS economy remains strong
Hays Daily News, 2/14/2011 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
County cuts $1.84 million from 2011 budget
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2011


Tim Hrenchir
Council talks personnel matter in private session
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2011


Tim Hrenchir
Veto seeks to flush replacement of restroom
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/17/2011


Editorial: Surplus a step in right direction
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2011


Downtown project dream team [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/5/2011


Tim Hrenchir
Council candidates share views at forum
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2011


Mary Clarkin
County seeks rule change on printing notices
Hutchinson News, 3/10/2011 [Newsbank article]


Fredrick J. Johnson
County budget deficit shrinks
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/13/2011


Tim Hrenchir
Local leaders to seek federal funding
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/15/2011


Tim Hrenchir
City councilman alters TV stance
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/18/2011


Editorial: Get cracking on annex
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/20/2011


Tim Hrenchir
County to consider janitorial cost cuts
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/22/2011


Tim Hrenchir
Governing body discusses personnel matter
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/22/2011


Tim Hrenchir
City alters truck rules
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/23/2011


Tim Hrenchir
Job of manager appears on the line
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/25/2011


Kevin Hardy
Ed-related questions on April ballots
Hutchinson News, 3/26/2011 [Newsbank article]


Tim Hrenchir
Alcala: Porn chat situation was kept secret
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2011


Fredrick J. Johnson
County continues recycling debate
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2011


Tim Hrenchir
Council races: Swank, Manspeaker raise the most
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/28/2011


Associated Press
Kansas county sued over rejection of strip club
Kansas City Star, 3/29/2011


Tim Hrenchir
Bonaparte still has his job
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/29/2011


Tim Hrenchir
Work session matter sent to city committee
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/29/2011


Angela Deines
Ex-Lawrence planner: Downtown has 'good bones'
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2011


Douglas County commissioners consider consolidating public works facilities
Lawrence Journal World, 3/30/2011


Fredrick J. Johnson
Annexation battle approaching limits
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/23/2011


Corey Jones
Committee wants Morse to be next sheriff
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/26/2011


The Capital-Journal
Bunten, Buhler: Community is moving forward
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/26/2011


Tim Hrenchir
Pastor: Mayor's statement an 'insult' to some
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/27/2011


Tim Hrenchir
Commission to hear Wilson update
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/28/2011


Fredrick J. Johnson
County addresses auditing weaknesses
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/28/2011


Chad Lawhorn
Town Talk: Traffic light cameras to help hunt for suspect vehicles; local homeless numbers increase to more than 200; downtown to be focus of summer curb repair
Lawrence Journal World, 4/29/2011


Merger talks co-operation [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/1/2011


Tim Hrenchir
Council to seek interim city manager
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/2/2011


Fredrick J. Johnson
County still studying recycling
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/3/2011


Fredrick J. Johnson
City to advertise interim manager's position
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/4/2011


Fredrick J. Johnson
Commissioner wants to consider selling refuse department
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/4/2011


Brad Cooper
Lawmakers consider changes in annexation law
Kansas City Star, 5/5/2011


Fredrick J. Johnson
County won't explore refuse sale
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/5/2011


City Manager search on [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/8/2011


Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Editorial: Council chooses wisely on priorities
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/11/2011


Tim Hrenchir
City details job opening
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/11/2011


Preston's new view [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 5/12/2011 [Newsbank article]


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