Post Tagged with: "election"

Mayor weighs in on election

It’s Friday and I just picked up my mail from the mailbox. Any guesses as to what I found? Like you I’m sure, my mail was filled with campaign flyers. Today the count was eight, although if you add them all up, it’s probably been about 50 or so that we have received. Of the eight, seven of them were […]

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Get out and vote in important election

We have an important election coming up Tuesday, Aug. 7. Presidential elections get a lot of publicity and the election cycle never seems to end anymore. However, the most important elections, the ones that impact your and my lives the most, happen at the local and state level. Your local and state elected officials deal with issues that are closest […]

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Election brings change to county commission board

Election brings change to county commission board

The Free Press Incumbent Marion County Commissioner in District 2 Dan Holub (R), lost to Dianne Novak (I), 715-994 in the Nov. 8 general election. Novak said she wanted to thank all the people who placed their faith and trust in her. “I want to thank Dan Holub for his many years of service to our country and his 12 […]

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So different, yet so similar

So, it?s November, and we all know what that means. Yes, the Christ?mas decorations are going up in store windows, but that was already happening in October. What I am talking about is the increased intensity of the 2016 presidential campaign. Whoopee. I can?t wait. I am both intrigued and frightened by the rise in popularity of ?The Donald.? I […]

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Face it: Kansas voters blew it

Let?s face it, Kansas voters blew it. I was one of many who sounded a warning about what could happen if Sam Brownback was re-elected as our governor, and the reality is that the people of this once populist and progressive state seldom cast ballots that reflect their own best interests. We are now seeing those poor decisions bearing fruit. […]

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Candidate ready to move ahead

Candidate ready to move ahead

Candidates Winning the county commission race in Marion County?s 1st District by one vote was unusual in itself. But a recount Friday requested by independent candidate Craig Dodd that resulted in raising Republican Lori Lalouette-Crawford?s margin of victory from one vote to three prompted mixed emotions for the victor. ?Having such a close race was unexpected and did illicit mixed […]

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Every vote counts

? We just witnessed a literal demonstration of the power that infuses every voter?s ballot. It?s a truism we?ve come to accept, even though we rarely feel that way: Every vote counts. On most election days our individual votes seem lost in a sea of hundreds, thousands, even millions of ballots cast. Did our ?duty? truly make a difference? On […]

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Our non-endorsement

? If we were inclined to endorse candidates, we could not endorse Gov. Sam Brownback. Over the years, it has been our practice not to endorse candidates running for elected office. Technically, we are continuing that tradition as we near the Nov. 4 election. But this year we cannot remain silent when it comes to the governor?s race. The stakes […]

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District proposal would change way board members are selected

The Nov. 4 general election is rapidly approaching. The ballot will contain not only the important races of governor, state and U.S. representatives, and state and U.S. senators, but it will also contain an important question for the voters of USD 410. No doubt, this election could have a big impact on our schools. The ballot will contain a question […]

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KAC opinion states conflict of interest limited with candidate

According to a written opinion issued by a Kan?sas Associa?tion of Counties attorn?ey, Board of County Commissioners candidate Lori Lalouette Craw?ford would face only limited conflict-of-interest issues if she were to be elected to the position Nov. 4. Based on her write-in victory in last month?s primary election, Lalouette Craw?ford?s name will appear on the fall ballot as the Repub?li?can […]

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