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Wichita State to charge separate fee for student parking, require hang tags

Students at Wichita State University wanting to park close to classes will have to pay a separate fee for parking beginning Aug. 11, university officials say.

Republican who voted against school bill doesn’t receive KNEA endorsement due to missing questionnaire, union president says

If you want an endorsement from teachers, you better make sure to turn in your homework.

12.6 percent of Kansans uninsured in 2012, report finds

The Topeka-based Kansas Health Institute recently released its annual insurance report that looks at health coverage throughout the state and historical trends to show the impact of the Affordable Care Act, according to a news release.

Jan Meyers: I didn’t endorse Davis over Brownback

Former U.S. Rep. Jan Meyers said she did not endorse Democrat Paul Davis’ campaign to become governor of Kansas. Her name was among the most prominent in a group of Republicans that the Davis campaign said earlier this week was backing the Democrat over incumbent Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.

Proposed Sedgwick County budget adds EMS crew, prosecutor, detective

Sedgwick County Manager William Buchanan on Wednesday presented to commissioners a $421,355,378 budget for next year that adds an ambulance crew, a prosecutor for child-in-need-of-care cases and a detective for the Exploited and Missing Child Unit.

Pompeo holds significant cash advantage over Tiahrt in 4th District race

U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo will head into the final weeks before the Aug. 5 Republican primary with a huge cash advantage over his opponent, former U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt.

Educating teens about driving can be a moving target, officials say

Connie Sessoms says when it comes to high-stakes testing in schools, the stakes don’t come any higher than in driver education.

Global info tech company to work with Wichita State

A global information technology company, Tech Mahindra, is forming a partnership with Wichita State University that university leaders say could create new jobs – and better ways of avoiding big aerospace manufacturing layoffs.

Preliminary hearing for suspect in radio station slaying continued

The preliminary hearing for a man accused of killing a radio station employee has been continued to July 23.

Police warn of recall scam with man showing up to pick up vehicles

Wichita police are warning residents and business owners of a scam in which someone claims to be retrieving vehicles that have been recalled for safety reasons.

Wichita foster parents’ bid to stop transfer denied; girl could go Thursday to North Carolina

A girl raised by a Wichita foster family for more than two years will likely join her sisters in North Carolina on Thursday.

Derby mayor calls for apology over opponent’s campaign flier claim in commission race

Rep. Jim Howell says in a campaign flier that he passed legislation to freeze Kansans’ property taxes.

Park City candidate for House loses real estate license, owes taxes

A Republican candidate for the Kansas House is locked in a feud with the Kansas Real Estate Commission that cost him his real estate license and that he said drove him into bankruptcy.

What you need to know about ‘grandparent scams’

When Linda and Ron Spence got a desperate phone call from someone who identified himself as their grandson, Michael, they didn’t think twice. He was in trouble. Of course they would help him.

Woman’s family faults sheriff's office, teen’s father in fatal wrong-way crash (VIDEO)

The family of one of the women killed in a collision with a 16-year-old who drove the wrong way on K-254 – after allegedly telling a deputy that he took LSD – is blaming the Butler County Sheriff’s Office and the teen’s father.

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.

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