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Steve McIntosh
July 14, 2020 - 9:43 am
In the coronavirus pandemic, it's important to make sure the hospitals and medical professionals are not overwhelmed ... says Sedgwick County Commission Chair Pete Meitzner. He tells KNSS News most folks seem to realize the gravity of the situation ... and "everybody's wearing masks". The pandemic...
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Steve McIntosh
July 13, 2020 - 9:44 am
Last week the grassroots "Save Century II" group delivered more than 17,000 signatures to Wichita's City Hall ... on a petition for public votes before buildings of "historical importance or architectural significance" are demolished. Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple tells KNSS News the group did a...
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Tarrah Gibbons
July 09, 2020 - 7:00 am
Rescue crews searched a small lake in Ventura County, California late Wednesday evening for former “Glee” actress Naya Rivera. Read more on RADIO.COM.
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Steve McIntosh
July 07, 2020 - 9:56 am
edgwick County Commission Chair Pete Meitzner tells KNSS News wearing a mask to control the spread of COVID-19 is a political question for some people. But he wants to see businesses do well and get the kids back to school. He says if wearing masks will control the spread of the virus "it will save...
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Steve McIntosh
July 06, 2020 - 9:51 am
Wichita's new mandatory mask ordinance is now in effect, where social distancing is not possible. Mayor Brandon Whipple tells KNSS News protesters showed up outside his home over the weekend. He welcomed them and offered them cold sodas. Whipple says everything was peaceful, "they had their voices...
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Steve McIntosh
June 30, 2020 - 10:04 am
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly promises to release guidelines Thursday, on her mandate that everyone wear masks in public to combat the COVID 19 pandemic, beginning Friday. The Sedgwick County Commission is considering how to respond to the mandate. Commission Chair Pete Meitzner tells K-N-S-S News...
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Steve McIntosh
June 29, 2020 - 9:51 am
The Wichita City Council faces big budget challenges, thanks to the pandemic ... which has put a big dent in local tax revenue. Mayor Brandon Whipple tells KNSS News budget cuts will be noticable ... with a revenue shortfall of 5 to 11 million dollars this year, and 15 to 16 million next year...
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Steve McIntosh
June 23, 2020 - 10:01 am
The pandemic has had an impact on revenue for local government. Sedgwick County Commission chair Pete Meitzner tells KNSS News the budget-writing process is approaching "cruch time", and County Manager Tom Stolz is expected to release his budget proposals within a few days. Meitzner says the County...
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Steve McIntosh
June 22, 2020 - 9:54 am
Along with recent and on-going protests against police violence, there is talk of "defunding police" across the country. What does that mean? Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple tells KNSS News it's really about community policing. He says Wichita Police are already doing that, plus staying on top of the...
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Steve McIntosh
June 16, 2020 - 9:56 am
Local governments are drafting their annual budgets ... feeling the impact of the pandemic on tax revenue. Sedgwick County Commission Chair Pete Meitzner tells KNSS News there will be an impact after lower sales taxes for a couple months. He says that will make the budgeting process "difficult"...
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