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Tea partiers' illegal parking OK?

Monday's news that the city of Wichita is waiving all parking tickets given to the April 15 tea party participants who used the city-owned Rounds and Porter Building lot was a nice surprise for those ticketed. But now it looks like the city is showing favoritism to a group with political connections, because at least two City Council members and several conservative GOP candidates attended. At least there may be consistency going forward, if the city follows through on a new plan to open the lot to free public parking on weekends and after 5 p.m. weekdays.