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Scout takes up Wichita dog park project

Canine visitors don’t have much to discover at the Murfin Animal Care Campus Dog Park near K-96 and Hillside. No trees, no toys, no benches for their human companions. Nothing to sniff but fence, a single fold-out chair and a few patches of grass.

Wichita tries triage system to deal with neighborhood complaints

Someone slipped into Keith Alberson’s Wichita neighborhood overnight recently and dumped a couch in a shallow ditch.

More Wichitans are commuting to work by bicycle

When he leaves his house in the morning, Steve Dunn, director of the education department at Newman University, is decked out in his cycling gear.

Community activist starts award series for neighbors fighting blight

There is a new city of Wichita sign outside Madison Avenue Apartments.

City OKs contract with national food vendor for new airport terminal

The Wichita City Council approved a contract Tuesday to bring two national food chains to the new terminal at Eisenhower Airport, pushing out a concessionaire that has served ice cream and baked goods there for 23 years.

Second year of Wichita’s water-saving rebate plan starts Tuesday

The second year of the city of Wichita’s rebate plan for water-saving devices and equipment starts Tuesday.

Replacing property tax with sales tax divides Sedgwick County Commission candidates

The idea of replacing Sedgwick County’s property tax with an increased sales tax is drawing mixed support from candidates for the county commission.

Young people a focus in YMCA expansion plans

Local YMCA leaders, after spending millions expanding buildings and programs, say they still think there are thousands more kids and adults getting left out of fun and physical fitness.

Wichita Black Arts Festival looks online for fundraising help

The Wichita Black Arts Festival, which began in the summer of 1968, has seen declining attendance and smaller budgets recently.

Tougher city ordinance could reduce costly false alarms, Wichita police say

Last year in Wichita, 93 percent of the nearly 20,000 police and fire alarms reported by an alarm company to 911 were false.

Sedgwick County officials can decide whether to accept pay raises

Elected leaders for Sedgwick County must cast a personal vote in the next few weeks: whether they want their own paychecks to grow.

City Council delays vote on food court at new airport terminal

The Wichita City Council on Tuesday delayed voting on an agreement with a Georgia company to develop a food court at Wichita’s new airport terminal.

Six public meetings set to discuss proposed 1-cent sales tax

Wichitans will get a chance to voice their opinions on the city’s spending priorities and the possibility of a 1-cent sales tax at six public meetings that start Tuesday night.

Wichita municipal court judge issues order to keep knives out of City Hall

If you’re headed to Wichita’s City Hall, leave your knife at home. Or at least don’t take it into the building.

City Council OKs $450,000 for water-saving rebate plan

Rebates for water-saving items will continue for city of Wichita’s water customers.

Wichita: the large city of least congestion

In its nearly 144 years of existence, Wichita has boasted many nicknames: Peerless Princess, Cowtown, Broomcorn Capital of the World, Doo-Dah and Air Capital of the World.

Residents describe what they want in a new downtown Wichita library

Those sharing their hopes for a new or improved downtown public library in Wichita said Tuesday they want an adaptable, accessible building fitted with updated technology, large public meeting rooms and welcoming spaces for users of every age.

Community meetings this week to plan downtown library’s future

If you have a plot line for the future of the Wichita downtown library, this week is your chance to share it.

Wichita officials seek to revive water-saving rebate program

Although Wichita may not be in as dire straits for water as it was a year ago, city officials want to bring back a rebate plan aimed at helping its customers save water.

Another round of storms possible

Another day, another chance for showers and thunderstorms in the Wichita area.

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