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Do you agree with Kansas legislators’ move to make state concealed carry laws less restrictive and more uniform across Kansas?

  • Yes, the same rules should apply to all Kansans.
  • Yes, the state’s gun control laws are too extreme.
  • No, the change would remove control from local leaders.
  • No, Kansas’ gun laws already are too loose.

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SPECIAL SERIES: OUR ECONOMY

An exclusive, in-depth look at how the economy is affecting Ottawa and Franklin County in the fall of 2009.

HEADLINES

O'DEA: This economic pinch shall pass
Monday, November 09, 2009 10:50 PM

What happens when school supplies are in short supply?
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 12:00 PM

Jobless grad goes back to the farm
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 12:00 PM

Local government leaders aim for smart budgeting
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 12:00 PM

Is consolidation the answer for increased government efficiency?
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 12:00 PM

Government programs give boost to some residents
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 12:00 PM

Who gets the stimulus money?
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 12:00 PM

Eichner says OU surviving nation’s rough economy
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 12:00 PM

Trouble finding a job? Some residents going back to school
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 12:00 PM

Parents hunt good deals, strive for conservation on supplies
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 12:00 PM

Free, reduced lunches on the rise at schools
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 12:00 PM

Residents challenged by economy’s harsh reality
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 12:00 PM

Family coping with tough times turns to prayer
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 11:00 AM

Coupon clippers cut extra expenses
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 11:00 AM

Jackson: Stimulus money giving social services a boost
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 11:00 AM

Economic struggles force some families to adjust, make it work
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 11:00 AM

Churches leaders: Pass the plate; it’s time to give
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 11:00 AM

How can families cope with stresses of a tight budget?
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 11:00 AM

Food pantries rely on community to help needy
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 11:00 AM

Economy could bring a boon for local entertainment, arts
Thursday, November 12, 2009 11:00 AM

Library helps battle boredom, find escape
Thursday, November 12, 2009 11:00 AM

Recreation programs, participants continue to grow
Thursday, November 12, 2009 11:00 AM

Pets struggling in bad economy, too
Thursday, November 12, 2009 11:00 AM

Grab a map: Your cheap holiday getaway could be just a short drive from home
Thursday, November 12, 2009 11:00 AM

Ottawa Mother takes on risky job market — and succeeds
Friday, November 13, 2009 11:00 AM