The United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba and open an embassy in Havana for the first time in more than a half-century after the release of an American contractor held in prison for five years, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday.
Sedgwick County plans to use the downtown building to house the main license tag office, the Metropolitan Area Building and Construction Department, the Metropolitan Area Planning Department, the appraiser’s office, environmental resources and the sheriff’s office’s professional standards unit.
Although campaign materials urging citizens to “vote no” on the November sales tax did not contain legally required statements, the Sedgwick County District Attorney has determined there will be no fines or charges for the Coalition for a Better Wichita.
A Tulsa woman who sold what she called her “secret sauce” to cancer patients, including to at least 11 Kansans, was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on 13 counts of wire fraud, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said in a news release.
Koch Industries and the Fred and Mary Koch Foundation are giving $11.25 million to Wichita State University, the largest single-time gift in university history. University leaders said the money will create a significant impact on education, local entrepreneurship, jobs and south-central Kansas economics.