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Sedgwick County to give $137,500 to Breakthrough Club

Kevin Dohrer was 19 when doctors diagnosed him with schizoaffective disorder.

Wichita approves $40.2 million in industrial revenue bonds for Cessna improvements

The Wichita City Council approved issuing $40.2 million in industrial revenue bonds for Cessna, a move the plane-builder says should create at least 50 more jobs.

City Council approves Century II performing arts study

The future of Century II now includes a detailed study of the city’s performing arts needs.

Cessna to ask Wichita City Council for $40.2 million in industrial revenue bonds

Cessna officials will ask the Wichita City Council on Tuesday to issue up to $40.2 million in industrial revenue bonds to finance 2013 expansion and upgrades on its local campus.

Wichita City Council expected to OK study of performing arts needs

Wichita City Council members on Tuesday are expected to agree to a performing arts market study, a key step as the council considers the long-term future of Century II.

Error in some Sedgwick County tax bills

A mistake by the Butler County clerk’s office will affect 6,634 property owners whose tax bills went out from Sedgwick County with incorrect figures.

Council members say they’ll wait for public input before considering sales tax

City Council members say they will wait to hear from the public before targeting any specific projects for a possible sales tax vote.

Council weighs possible sales tax initiative for city’s projects

City Council members are weighing whether to ask Wichita voters to approve a long-term city sales tax to pay for a multitude of projects.

County Commissioner Norton criticized for leaving meetings early

Sedgwick County Commissioner Tim Norton has shown a pattern of walking out of meetings during some discussions, especially while colleague Richard Ranzau has been speaking, Ranzau and Commissioner Karl Peterjohn say.

Wichita City Council agrees to 5.6 percent rise in water, sewer rates

Wichita water and sewer rates will rise an average of 5.6 percent again in 2014, the Wichita City Council decided unanimously on Tuesday.

Sedgwick County accepts state money to help those on probation

Sedgwick County commissioners accepted about $535,000 from the state on Wednesday to improve behavioral health services for clients in community corrections.

City Council to consider bond issues for Spirit AeroSystems, Wesley Medical Center

The Wichita City Council on Tuesday will consider industrial revenue bond issues for the growth of two of the city’s largest employers.

City Council to consider $15,000 settlement with east-side homeowners

A Wichita couple will receive a little more than $15,000 from the city as the result of a 2012 manhole collapse that caused a sewer backup in their home.

City Council to issue bonds for GoodSports project at K-96, Greenwich Road

The Wichita City Council is expected on Tuesday to formally issue $40 million in sales tax and revenue, or STAR, bonds for the GoodSports retail and sports development at K-96 and Greenwich Road.

Transit director: Wichita bus plan will need ‘predictable funding’

A plan to grow the city’s bus system by bringing riders closer to the places they work, play and seek medical attention won endorsement from Wichita’s transit advisory board on Friday.

Officials promote Air Capital on trip to China

Wichita’s aggressive marketing of the Air Capital of the World to China is about growing local jobs and the economy, Mayor Carl Brewer said.

City Council debates better transparency with business tax breaks

Wichita has created 2,350 jobs in 10 years using business property tax abatements, though at least 850 of the jobs no longer exist, city officials said last week.

Boys ranch, jail crowding, Affordable Airfares among Sedgwick County’s priorities for 2014 Legislature

More money for the Judge Riddel Boys Ranch, reimbursement from the state for housing felons in the county jail and continued support for the Affordable Airfares program are among highlights of Sedgwick County’s wish list to state legislators for next year.

Sedgwick County approves 5-year funding agreement with Exploration Place

A five-year funding agreement with Exploration Place that Sedgwick County commissions approved Wednesday will give the discovery and science center more than $11.4 million through 2018.

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