Hancock officially recalled; De Soto board to seek candidates for vacancy
August 25, 2015
De Soto school board member Scott Hancock has officially been ousted from office.
Mathematician not optimistic about suit seeking ballot audit
August 23, 2015
A Wichita State University mathematician says she’s not optimistic that she’ll win her lawsuit seeking ballot information so she can perform an audit of the 2014 election.
Hancock recalled from De Soto school board
August 19, 2015
Scott Hancock will no longer serve on the De Soto school board, according to unofficial Johnson County Election Office results.
Recall election in De Soto set to take place Tuesday
August 11, 2015
The special election asking voters the question, “Shall Scott Hancock be recalled from the office of De Soto School District 232 Position 4?” is set for 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Election asking voters to decide Hancock’s future on school board set
July 7, 2015
A special election asking registered voters in the De Soto school district if they want a school board member to be removed from office is scheduled for next month.
How the state tax plan affects Shawnee: Local lawmakers react
June 16, 2015
A plan approved by Kansas legislators for balancing the state budget increases sales and cigarette taxes but also makes numerous other policy changes.
Elected board members reflect on moving forward, challenges ahead
April 14, 2015
Shawnee resident Kevin Makalous is looking forward to the next four years.
Goodburn, Powers to hold onto seats on Shawnee Mission, De Soto school boards
April 7, 2015
In the only two races involving incumbents on De Soto and Shawnee Mission school boards, current board members will hold on to their seats for another four years.
City government organization hosts April voting contest
March 10, 2015
The League of Kansas Municipalities is hosting a county and statewide contest to recognize the cities with the highest percentage of voter turnout in this year’s April elections.
Kansas lawmakers seek to boost campaign contribution limits
February 22, 2015
After an election cycle in which the amount of money spent by outside groups dwarfed the amount spent by the candidates’ campaigns, themselves, Kansas lawmakers from both parties are pressing to increase campaign contribution limits in an effort to keep up.
Four candidates to run uncontested for Shawnee Mission, De Soto board seats
January 29, 2015
Current area school board members Angela Handy, Bill Fletcher, Deb Zila and Patty Mach will be uncontested in bids to hold onto their positions during April’s general election.
De Soto school district to keep 33 percent LOB
January 28, 2015
De Soto school district’s local option budget will remain at 33 percent of its general fund after voters approved the measure Tuesday.
Bond issue, LOB measures pass in Shawnee Mission
January 27, 2015
Recently, the Shawnee Mission school district asked voters whether they would approve a $223 bond issue as well as the continuation of a 33 percent local option budget.
As deadline nears, only a handful of candidates have filed for area school board positions
January 19, 2015
The deadline to file for a seat on Shawnee Mission and De Soto school boards is fast approaching. And so far the small pool of candidates who have thrown their hat in to be considered includes mostly incumbent board members, with a few new faces sprinkled in.
Kobach seeks straight-party voting, power to prosecute fraud
January 15, 2015
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach alerted lawmakers this week that he will again seek the power to prosecute voter fraud, and also is proposing two other voter bills.