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Steve McIntosh
August 03, 2020 - 9:48 am
The City of Wichita is challenging the language of a petition to preserve Century II and other properties ... saying the language is too vague. Mayor Brandon Whipple tells KNSS News he is working on a possible solution that would make the petition more specific regarding Century II. The Save...
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Steve McIntosh
July 28, 2020 - 9:42 am
The pandemic has created an interesting time in the workplace ... for those lucky enough to keep their jobs. That's true at Sedgwick County government offices, as well. County Commission Chair Pete Meitzner tells KNSS News county employees are working hard and they're not complaining "because they...
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Steve McIntosh
July 27, 2020 - 9:38 am
The battle against COVID-19 is far from over. Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple tells KNSS News the last two weeks have seen an uptick in the number of COVID-19 patients comfined to Wichita hospial beds. Whipple says the virus is now "community spread", as opposed to showing up in clusters. Whipple...
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Steve McIntosh
July 27, 2020 - 5:22 am
Sedgwick County Manager Tom Solz says some people in county government haven't had a day off in three months, including weekends. He says his people are going "above and beyond" in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Stolz was our guest Sunday on the Issues 2020 program, on the Entercom Radio...
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Steve McIntosh
July 22, 2020 - 9:54 am
Federal census takers will be hitting the streets to count Americans who haven't responded to the survey taken every ten years. Dennis Johnson is Deputy Director of the Denver Region for the 2020 census ... which includes Kansas. Johnson tells KNSS News more than 63 percent of Wichitans have...
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Steve McIntosh
July 21, 2020 - 9:40 am
The Sedgwick County Commission is preparing its budget for the coming year. Commission Chair Pete Meitzner tells KNSS News it's a "very tight" spending plan, because the pandemic is having an impact on tax revenue. He says expenses will increase just over $100,000 from this year ... with freezes on...
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Steve McIntosh
July 20, 2020 - 9:44 am
This week Wal-mart joined a growing list of major retailers, demanding that customers wear masks while shopping ... to control the spread of COVID-19. Wichita mayor Brandon Whipple tells KNSS news this week and next week are critical; that it takes 3 or 4 weeks to see results from wearing the masks...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2011, file photo, President Barack Obama presents a 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom to U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Lewis, who carried the struggle against racial discrimination from Southern battlegrounds of the 1960s to the halls of Congress, died Friday, July 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
KNSS News
July 18, 2020 - 6:07 am
ATLANTA (AP) — John Lewis, a lion of the civil rights movement whose bloody beating by Alabama state troopers in 1965 helped galvanize opposition to racial segregation, and who went on to a long and celebrated career in Congress, has died. He was 80. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed Lewis’...
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Steve McIntosh
July 17, 2020 - 9:50 am
Kansas Congressman Dr. Roger Marshall tells KNSS News he is optimistic that research will soon produce a vaccine for COVID-19. The 4th District U-S Representative says a vaccine for high-risk patients could be ready by Thanksgiving. In addition, Dr, Marshall says Congress needs to "take a breath"...
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A significant increase in mail-in voting expected
Steve McIntosh
July 16, 2020 - 10:00 am
With the pandemic, more people will be voting by mail in the primary election August 4th. Sedgwick County Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman tells KNSS News her office has received "close to 50,000" applications for mail-in ballots, compared to about 8,100 for the last presidential primary. She...
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