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Sedgwick County to make more on inmate collect calls

Collect calls from inmates at the Sedgwick County Jail will cost their families and friends less beginning this week. At the same time, the county will make a higher commission.

Wichita to lose city attorney, parks director

Two longtime City Hall department heads are leaving soon – one for retirement and the other for a new job with a bigger budget.

Sedgwick County adjusts outbuilding assessments, hears complaints

A Sedgwick County commissioner grilled the county’s appraiser Tuesday about the valuation of outbuildings on rural properties, saying he had received dozens of calls from residents wanting to know why their taxes went up.

Wichita hopes ozone plan will help it stay out of trouble with EPA

If Wichita’s air quality declines, the cost to residents and businesses will be millions of dollars, city officials said Tuesday.

City Council to discuss air quality plan for Wichita

The City Council will shift its focus to air quality on Tuesday, when it considers a plan to keep Wichita’s warm, humid summertime air as clean as possible.

City Council member James Clendenin to be third in charge

District 3 council member James Clendenin will be the man in charge at City Hall when Wichita’s mayor and vice mayor aren’t in town.

City staff continues to explore role of aquifer project

Public works officials are weighing how to best utilize the city’s $244 million aquifer storage and recovery project – if the City Council gives it a prominent role in Wichita’s water future.

Blubaugh sworn in as Wichita’s vice mayor

Jeff Blubaugh was sworn in Tuesday as Wichita’s new vice mayor.

Wichita’s public employee retirement plans in strong shape, consultant says

Wichita’s primary retirement plans for public employees are in unusually strong shape, a financial consultant told the City Council on Tuesday.

City’s contributions for employee retirement programs to drop slightly after improved investment performance

City Hall will get a $1.4 million break next year on its annual contributions to two major city employee retirement programs.

City: Wichita would not have survived drought without aquifer project

Wichita wouldn’t have survived last summer’s drought without a controversial $244 million groundwater recharge project, city staff says.

Wichita council reaffirms airport name change to Eisenhower

The Wichita City Council, sitting as the airport authority, voted Tuesday to change the name of Mid-Continent Airport to Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.

City Council to hear study on options for future water supply

The Wichita City Council will get its first look on Tuesday at what the city’s water supply future might look like.

Wichita City Council approves increase in golf, cart fees

It will cost a little more to tee off or ride in a cart at Wichita’s public golf courses, effective Tuesday.

Wichita City Council to look at increase in golf fees

A round of golf will cost more on three of the city’s five public courses this year if the Wichita City Council agrees on Tuesday.

City Council OKs $9.7 million facelift for parking garage on Market

The old Macy’s parking garage at 215 S. Market will get a facelift before it reopens for parking around the first of the year.

Council considers $9.7 million makeover for old Macy's parking garage

The crumbling old Macy’s parking garage at 215 S. Market will get a $9.7 million facelift if the Wichita City Council agrees Tuesday.

Wichita City Council to look at water supply options

The Wichita City Council on April 8 will discuss a series of options for a long-term water supply, City Manager Robert Layton said Friday.

‘No more spending’ won’t solve Wichita’s problems, council says

The debate over a sales tax hike in Wichita boils down to this, City Council members say: Is your tax bill or your quality of life more important to you?

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