Wichita police want to ban it. Wichita firefighters already have stopped doing it. Now, after considering the issue for a few more weeks, the Wichita City Council should go ahead today and ban in-street charitable fundraising in the name of public safety and common sense. An alternate ordinance before the council would continue the practice but impose more rules and costs on nonprofit groups. But it wouldn't fix the fundamental safety problem, which is that allowing people to solicit donations along the median strips at high-traffic intersections is asking for accidents.
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