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The new state law requiring cities, counties and other public entities to choose between providing costly "adequate security" or allowing concealed-carry of firearms in their buildings is prompting the Wichita City Council and other governing bodies to throw up their hands and welcome the guns, our Friday editorial notes. The day-to-day impact of expanded concealed-carry may be as negligible as that of the 2006 Kansas Personal and Family Protection Act itself. Still, the 2013 legislation makes a joke of local control.
WICHITA — Three years after opening, the Delano Antique Mall is closing.
Toubia on the job at Birds on the Roof Bakery & Cafe. Birds on the Roof at 550 N. Rock Road opened in August, and owners have been fine tuning in since then. It now has a new menu, new hours and a new chef, all of which will be celebrated during the restaurant’s grand opening celebration on Saturday.
For several years now, businesses have pondered the holiday or Christmas greeting card.
The rocky rollout of the Affordable Care Act hurt President Obama's approval rating, with a record 54 percent disapproving of his job performance in a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. Nearly 60 percent of those surveyed cited ACA as a chief factor in shaping their view of the president this year. "It's probably fair to say that as goes health care, so goes the Obama presidency for the next year," Democratic pollster Fred Yang said. The public thinks even less of Congress. "More than half of those polled rated the current Congress as one of the worst ever, by far the most negative verdict going back to 1990," the Wall Street Journal reported.
Theres a slight chance for freezing drizzle in the Wichita metropolitan area both early and late in the day, forecasters say.
"They are welcome. El Paisa is not closing."
Despite all his efforts to shore up conservative support, Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., is still being targeted by a political action committee linked to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. The Senate Conservatives Fund announced Tuesday that it is endorsing tea party activist Milton Wolf over Roberts in the GOP primary next year, saying that Wolf gives Kansas Republicans "a chance to send someone new to Washington who will shake things up and bring about real change." The odds of Wolf winning are remote, but SCF likely doesn't care. It uses its endorsements and campaign spending to intimidate GOP incumbents to toe the tea-party line.
An Italian beef sandwich, with hot giardiniera from Big B’s Beef. Today is the first day in business for the relocated Big B’s Beef, now at 605 W. Douglas.
WICHITA — There's another new lease at the former Ryan International Airlines building at 266 N. Main St., and it happens to be another state agency.
Though few are excited about the U.S. House and Senate budget deal announced Tuesday, some observers tried to focus on the positives – including that it could have been worse. The nonpartisan group Campaign to Fix the Debt said the deal to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts in exchange for other spending reductions and higher fees "demonstrates that Republicans and Democrats in Congress can work together on a proactive basis, rather than relying on 11th-hour deals and governing by crisis." A Wall Street Journal editorial was relieved that the deal includes "no tax increases, no new incentives for not working, and some modest entitlement reforms. Oh, and it will avoid another shutdown fiasco, assuming enough Republicans refuse to attempt suicide a second time."
After a dip into the 20s on Wednesday, Wichita should rebound into the 40s today under sunny skies. But itll be quite windy, forecasters say, with south-southwesterly winds gusting to more than 25 miles an hour.
WICHITA — Revolution Rock Bar has closed, but it's not certain if that is permanent or not.
WICHITA When Marie Stewart started her Sterling Realty Professionals this summer near 21st and Ridge Road, the business opened as a general real estate office. Though the company still will help anyone buy or sell a home, Stewart is now focusing on one group in particular.
WICHITA The new Kobe Steak House of Japan opened in the former Playa Azul space at 21st and Tyler today.
Looking to make your holidays a little less sugary? Check out this cooking event on Thursday: