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Wichita officials seek to revive water-saving rebate program

Although Wichita may not be in as dire straits for water as it was a year ago, city officials want to bring back a rebate plan aimed at helping its customers save water.

Another round of storms possible

Another day, another chance for showers and thunderstorms in the Wichita area.

Downtown Wichita’s appraised property value up 62 percent

The appraised value of property in downtown Wichita has risen 62 percent since a revitalization plan was initiated in 2010.

City Council to look at two aviation-related deals

Two aviation deals – Bombardier Learjet’s expansion and modernization in Wichita, and a cooperative deal with a Chinese city – will go before the Wichita City Council on Tuesday.

City, business leaders weigh transparency of jobs fund

A commission independent of City Hall, but including two council members, and a project website are two of the ideas gaining traction as city and business leaders weigh the transparency of a new $80 million jobs development fund – if voters approve a 1-cent sales tax hike this fall.

City Council OKs four projects for proposed 1-cent sales tax

The Wichita City Council took a step closer to putting a 1-cent sales tax on the November ballot in a bid to generate nearly $400 million over the next five years.

Wichita City Council to narrow community projects list to needs only

First up are Wichita’s needs.

Wichita mayor predicts support for projects, tax increase at polls

If Wichitans don’t get a chance in November to vote on a sales tax increase – probably 1 cent for five years – it will be a surprise.

Analysts: Buy-in needed to pass sales tax increase in Wichita

Wichita voters would have to be sold on a sales tax increase to help pay for a $90 million local economic development fund, political analysts say.

City Council to consider making Old Town an entertainment district

The price of causing trouble in Old Town may be about to escalate, courtesy of a City Hall partnership intended to crack down on late-night offenders.

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.

Volunteers do a little spring cleaning at Chisholm Creek Park

Honeysuckle shrubs suffered a setback Saturday in Chisholm Creek Park.

Part of I-235 scheduled for closure for bridge work

A preliminary plan calls for a two-mile stretch of I-235 to be closed the weekend of April 25-27 so construction can continue on two flyover bridges.

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.

KDHE identifies contaminant in 24 private wells in west Wichita

Some residents in west Wichita began receiving bottled water and carbon filtration systems for their homes last week after contaminated well water was found.

Petition drive launched to decriminalize marijuana in Wichita

A statewide group has launched a petition drive to decriminalize marijuana in Wichita.

Mayor Brewer addresses rumors he’ll run for Sedgwick County Commission

Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer laughed off rumors Monday that he’s considering a run this fall for Richard Ranzau’s District 4 seat on the Sedgwick County Commission.

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.

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