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Steve McIntosh
March 24, 2020 - 9:33 am
The Sedgwick County Commission has voted in favor of a stay-at-home order in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The order would limit gatherings to ten people and would have more than two dozen "exceptions". Commission Chair Pete Meitzner tells KNSS News this is not a "lockdown" or a...
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Steve McIntosh
March 23, 2020 - 9:49 am
Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple and three city council members completed 14 days each of self-quarantine Monday ... after they were exposed to coronavirus in Washington, D-C. Whipple tells KNSS News he and the council did not get sick. Whipple says Wichitans need to follow recommendations on self-...
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KNSS News
March 21, 2020 - 10:21 pm
Sedgwick County officials along with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment confirmed on Saturday a second resident in the county tested presumptive-positive for COVID-19.
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Steve McIntosh
March 17, 2020 - 10:24 am
Sedgwick County has declared a "State of Local Disaster Emergency" ... announcing that public gatherings larger than 50 attendees are prohibited in the County until further notice. Sedgwick County Commission Chair Pete Meitzner tells KNSS News he feels sorry for the businesses that are impacted by...
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Steve McIntosh
March 16, 2020 - 9:53 am
Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple tells KNSS News it's time for people to think about their neighbors, in preparing for the corona virus. He says Wichitans ought to be thinking about the elderly, who probably shouldn't be going to the store right now. The mayor says you shouldn't forget that social...
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Steve McIntosh
March 10, 2020 - 10:09 am
At Wednesday's meeting, the Sedgwick County Commission will hear from County Health Director Adrienne Byrne about preparation for corona virus. Commission Chair Pete Meitzner tells KNSS News Byrne addressed the Wichita City Concil last week on preparation for the virus. Meitzner also says he and...
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Steve McIntosh
March 09, 2020 - 10:13 am
Riverfront Stadium is the official name of Wichita's new multi-purpose facility ... to be the home of the Wind Surge Triple-A baseball team. Mayor Brandon Whipple tells KNSS News it will be more than a baseball stadium ... that it will be used for oither sports and a varity of family-oriented...
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Steve McIntosh
March 06, 2020 - 9:48 am
Preliminary estimates reported by the Kansas Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics show a seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate of 3.1 percent in January. This was unchanged from 3.1 percent in December and a decrease from 3.3 percent in January 2019. The Kansas labor market showed...
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Steve McIntosh
March 03, 2020 - 10:48 am
This is Severe Weather Awareness Week. Sedgwick County Commission Chair Pete Meitzner tells KNSS News he's toured the county's emergency center in the 911 building, and he was impressed by its organization and structure. He finds it "very impressive". The building is located on north Main in...
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