Commissioner’s Corner: Concealed Carry Laws’ Effects on Pittsburg

On Friday, a new state law went into effect changing who can carry a concealed weapon, and where they can carry it. The Pittsburg Morning Sun published an article the same day explaining how the laws will impact Pittsburg. However, the article does not provide much context or explanation of these laws, and a number of citizens have expressed their concern and confusion to me. I feel that some clarification is in order. Continue reading Commissioner’s Corner: Concealed Carry Laws’ Effects on Pittsburg

A Closer Look: Representative Lynn Jenkins Visits Pittsburg Constituents

“What’s one vote you’d go back and change?” This was the first question posed to Representative Lynn Jenkins at her “Coffee with Your Congresswoman” event at Pittsburg Public Library last Wednesday morning. “I rarely look back,” Jenkins replied. “We vote on thousands of bills, so I don’t have time to look back and relitigate past mistakes.” However, we at the Appeal feel that a properly … Continue reading A Closer Look: Representative Lynn Jenkins Visits Pittsburg Constituents

Local Cafes Gain Customers During Starbucks Renovation

While under construction, Starbucks serves customers by drive thru only.  Photo by Megan Stoneberger Johnson. If you pull up to Starbucks on the north end of town expecting to sit down and enjoy a cup of joe, you may be disappointed.  While the drive thru has reopened, the inside of Starbucks is currently closed for renovations, and Starbucks’ customers have ventured south to fulfill their … Continue reading Local Cafes Gain Customers During Starbucks Renovation