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No reason to have two zoning appeals boards

The Wichita City Council pretty much had no choice Tuesday but to do what Sedgwick County forced it to do – re-create a city-only board of zoning appeals just two years after a city-county board had replaced it.

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My west Wichita neighborhood was a war zone for the week before the Fourth and much worse on the Fourth, with illegal fireworks going off all around. If illegal fireworks aren’t being sold around here, where do they come from?

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Conflicts on same-sex marriage will continue

Gov. Sam Brownback and state agencies had been dragging their feet in accepting the reality of last month’s U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriage. So it is good that they are now allowing same-sex spouses of state employees to join the state’s health-insurance plan and same-sex couples to change their names on their driver’s licenses.

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