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What do you think of the idea of making city elections partisan and moving them to the fall election cycle with the county, state and federal races?

Response Percent
I think it’s a bad idea
I think it’s a good idea
I’m undecided
I don’t care; I don’t vote
Total 68

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Neighbor, Vaught win council leadership positions during contentious meeting
April 10, 2013
In the end, the simple matter of choosing new leadership for the Shawnee City Council was decided by the election of Ward 1 City Councilman Jim Neighbor as council president and Ward 3 Councilman Jeff Vaught as vice chairman. But getting there didn’t turn out to be a simple matter.
Shawnee helping with collection of 7,500 coats for Christmas Bureau
April 10, 2013
To help the Johnson County Christmas Bureau collect 7,500 new and gently worn children’s coats this spring, the mayors of Shawnee and Overland Park have declared April as Collect Coats for a Cause Month in their cities.
Election recap: Negative campaigning backfired in City Council races, some say
12:00 a.m., April 10, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Some local political observers say negative campaigning backfired in two Shawnee City Council races decided April 2.
Election recap: Conservatives’ gain prompts debate over partisan city politics
12:00 a.m., April 10, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Three candidates for Shawnee City Council kept tabs on the April 2 election returns during a watch party at a local Minsky’s Pizza location.
Food: A springy take on a winter favorite
Fresh veggies, shrimp lighten up hearty gnocchi
April 10, 2013
The unpredictable nature of spring — balmy one moment, frigid the next — makes us hanker for dishes that reflect the season’s maybe-maybe not feel. And that was the inspiration for this dish.