July 30, 2014

Brownlee discusses new role

Danedri Thompson
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Former state Sen. Karin Brownlee views a few things differently from her new post as the Kansas Secretary of Labor, she told a Republican group during a speech on Sept. 7.
Installed as a member of Gov. …

Precinct members select Olson to replace Brownlee

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Gardner, Edgerton and Spring Hill will have new representation in Topeka once the 2011 Legislature starts in January.

Robert Olson

Precinct committee men and women selected Rep. Rob Olson, R-Olathe, to replace Sen. Karin Brownlee, R-Olathe, on …

OPINION: The people deserve more say in Brownlee’s replacement

Gardner, Edgerton and part of Spring Hill will have new representation in the Kansas Senate very soon, and the people’s voice will be strangely absent from the process.

Voters overwhelmingly elected Brownlee to her current post in 2008, but that …

Two seek to replace Brownlee in state Senate

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

At least two Olathe politicians are campaigning to replace Sen. Karin Brownlee, R-Olathe, in the Kansas Senate come January. There may be more candidates when Republican precinct committeemen and women meet on Dec. 20 to elect her …

Brownlee to resign post in Senate

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Sen. Karin Brownlee won’t represent Gardner, Edgerton and part of Spring Hill much longer in the state Senate.

Karin Brownlee

Gov.-Elect Sam Brownback recently named the Olathe Republican to his cabinet as the Secretary for the Department …

Ballot question seeks to protect voting rights of mentally ill

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

A question on the Nov. 2 ballot will ask Kansas voters whether the state constitution should be amended to ensure the right of people with mental illness to vote. Existing language in Article 5 Section 2 of …

Stimulus funds won’t mean big boost for GE

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com

Although Kansas will soon receive approximately $92 million in stimulus funds for education spending courtesy of recently passed federal legislation,

Eric Hansen, Gardner Edgerton Business Director, doesn’t believe that will translate into buckets of extra money for …

Sunflower expansion hearing draws hundreds

Danedri Thompson

dthompson@gardnernews.com

Environmental and economic concerns clashed on Monday afternoon at a public hearing hosted by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).

The hearing allowed citizens to document their concerns surrounding a draft environmental permit for the …

Opinion: Brownlee thanks constituents, supporters

Sen. Karin Brownlee, R-Olathe

Guest Columnist

It has been a privilege and an honor to serve the people of the twenty-third Senate district for the past fourteen years. I am taking this opportunity to say thank you for intrusting this …