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More dollars for snow removal part of proposed Wichita budget

(Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported what the city would have to do if increased property tax revenue exceeded the change in the Consumer Price Index.)

Textron’s Beechcraft acquisition ‘everything we expected,’ says CEO (VIDEOS)

Textron’s acquisition of Beechcraft Corp. and the subsequent merger of Beechcraft and Cessna is going well, Textron CEO Scott Donnelly said in an interview at the Farnborough International Airshow.

City manager raises questions of wording in marijuana petition

The city of Wichita is raising legal questions over the wording of a petition to decriminalize marijuana possession, a move petition organizers say might be an attempt to squelch their initiative after they’ve collected thousands of signatures to put it to a vote.

Paul Davis secures endorsement of more than 100 former and current Republican officials

Paul Davis hopes he can sway moderate Republican voters to support a Democrat for governor. He’s going to have some help.

Wichita City Council OKs changes to false alarm ordinance

The Wichita City Council approved changes Tuesday to a city ordinance dealing with false alarms that trigger a response from emergency services.

KNEA considered school bill vote when endorsing candidates

After months of saying teachers would show their discontent with the Legislature at the polls, the state’s largest teachers union endorsed a slate of candidates for the Kansas House on Tuesday.

Two more measles cases confirmed in Sedgwick County; total now 8

Health officials are reporting two more cases of measles in Sedgwick County, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to eight in the county, according to a news release from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

LAW camp sets teens on leadership path (VIDEO)

About 150 teens fell silent as the American flag was presented and raised Tuesday at Lake Afton.

Sedgwick County inmate released by mistake is found at Kanopolis Lake

An inmate who was mistakenly released from the Sedgwick County Jail last week is back in custody, authorities announced Tuesday.

Community forum planned on future of Wichita’s water

The Kansas Policy Institute, a conservative Wichita nonprofit organization, is hosting a community forum about Wichita’s water future from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday at the Wichita State Metropolitan Complex, Room 132, according to a news release.

Butler County sheriff: Before fatal crash, teen said he took LSD (VIDEO)

A 16-year-old driving the wrong way in a collision that killed him and two other people on K-254 on Sunday had told a Butler County sheriff’s deputy earlier that morning that he had taken the hallucinogenic drug LSD, Sheriff Kelly Herzet said.

First of Red Bean’s auctions sees the gators gone (VIDEO)

They came to pick at the leftovers of Red Bean’s Bayou Grill, the restaurant at 7447 W. 21st St. that closed last week after 16 years in business.

Santorum: Free world at stake in Kansas governor’s race (VIDEO)

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told a Wichita audience Monday that the “future of the free world” hinges on the upcoming election between Gov. Sam Brownback and House Minority Leader Paul Davis.

No vote from Maize board on student placement plans

Maize school board members were expected to make a decision Monday night regarding the district’s student placement process.

Author of memoir about captivity in Somalia to speak about experience

Amanda Lindhout dreamed about the life she established in her “house in the sky” while in captivity.

Rhoades, Bunting to face off in Newton GOP primary

Rep. Marc Rhoades of Newton faces a Republican primary challenge from Barbara Bunting, a Newton school board member.

Police identify two killed in motorcycle crash near Seneca and Kellogg

Police identified Matthew K. Tanges and Angela M. Watson, both 26, as the victims in a fatal, late-night motorcycle crash on Seneca near Kellogg, Wichita police Lt. Todd Ojile said Monday.

Interns take wing in Cessna program

For Daniel Tou, it’s been a bit of a dream summer.

Girl going to N.C. to live with great-uncle in DCF custody case

This week, a 2 1/2-year-old girl is scheduled to leave Wichita to live with her older sisters in North Carolina.

Three people killed in accident near Bel Aire on K-254 identified (VIDEO)

Three people from Butler County were killed early Sunday morning in an accident near the Sedgwick-Butler county line.

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