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City ban defies state law on political, other signs

In the latest effort to control clutter on city streets, the Wichita City Council has approved an ordinance that beefs up the city’s ban on signs, including political signs, on the public right-of-way. The new ordinance conflicts with a state law passed last year that sought to protect residents’ rights to place political signs on their property in the lead-up to an election.

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Democrat James Thompson vows to run again in 2018

Democrat James Thompson speaks to supporters at the Murdock Theatre after narrowly losing the 4th District congressional race to Republican Ron Estes on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Thompson announced plans to run again in 2018. (Video by Travis Heying / The Wichita Eagle)

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Democrat James Thompson vows to run again in 2018

Democrat James Thompson speaks to supporters at the Murdock Theatre after narrowly losing the 4th District congressional race to Republican Ron Estes on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Thompson announced plans to run again in 2018. (Video by Travis Heying / The Wichita Eagle)
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Democrat James Thompson vows to run again in 2018 2:49

Democrat James Thompson vows to run again in 2018

Republican Ron Estes wins 4th District congressional race 5:52

Republican Ron Estes wins 4th District congressional race

Pot petitioners, church clash in Wichita 0:39

Pot petitioners, church clash in Wichita

President Trump records robocall urging voters to back Estes 1:03

President Trump records robocall urging voters to back Estes