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Music Theatre finishes strong 46th season

Employees at Music Theatre of Wichita have spent every waking minute since Sunday’s “Newsies” finale breaking down the set and clearing out various corners of Century II’s Concert Hall (and all of its basement nooks and crannies). They’re closing up shop for 2017, which marked a 46th successful season as the city’s home to Broadway-level shows.

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Republicans have courted racists for years. Why are they cringing now?

Last week’s violent demonstration by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, culminating in the death of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, made for a carnival of obscenity as sickening as it was riveting. But the thing is, it did not spring from nowhere. In 1968, Richard Nixon employed the controversial “Southern Strategy” to draw whites to his presidential campaign.

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Serving Wichita’s most vulnerable citizens

Community engagement around renovation of downtown’s Naftzger Park has recently raised questions about how the needs of individuals staying in the park will be addressed when the park closes for construction and reopens afterward. The short answer to these important questions is that the city and the local coalition of non-profits who serve individuals experiencing homelessness are ready to help.

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Wichita City Council candidates answer: What to do about Northeast Wichita pools?

Wichita City Council District 1 candidates Brandon Johnson, Mike Kinard, John Stevens and Janet Wilson answer the question: There are no public pools open in northeast Wichita. Would you support opening a pool and how would you fund it? (Video by Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle)
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Wichita City Council candidates answer: What to do about Northeast Wichita pools? 7:08

Wichita City Council candidates answer: What to do about Northeast Wichita pools?

Wichita City Council candidates answer: What is the biggest issue facing District 1? 3:03

Wichita City Council candidates answer: What is the biggest issue facing District 1?

Wichita City Council candidates answer: How would you make the City Council run more efficiently? 4:53

Wichita City Council candidates answer: How would you make the City Council run more efficiently?

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Candidates answer: Why are you running for Wichita City Council?

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