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Steve McIntosh
June 15, 2020 - 9:50 am
Funeral services are set for Friday ... for former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer, who died last Friday after a brief illness. Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple tells KNSS News Brewer was "a trail blazer" and respected by everyone. Whipple says Brewer was a mentor to him when he was starting out in politics...
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Steve McIntosh
June 09, 2020 - 9:58 am
Sedgwick County has 99 million dollars in federal CARES money to help with the impact of the pandemic. County Commission Chair Pete Meitzner tells KNSS News local governments and organizations can apply for sme of that money at the county's web site. Sedgwick County is drafting its next budget...
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Steve McIntosh
June 08, 2020 - 9:44 am
Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple has created an advisory council of 20 citizens ... aimed at improving race relations in the community. Whipple says the idea is to take a "bottom-up approach to policy by talking about experiences and discussing ways we can be more open as a community". Whipple credits...
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Steve McIntosh
June 02, 2020 - 9:53 am
Will all the protesting over the death of George Floyd result in a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases? Sedgwick County Commission Chair Pete Meitzner tells KNSS News "all across the nation there was no social distancing on these protests. I think the social distancing on mass gatherings is kind...
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Steve McIntosh
June 01, 2020 - 9:53 am
Organizers staged at least two public protests over the weekend in Wichita ... after the death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis. Mayor Brandon Whipple tells KNSS News Wichita police worked with organizers to keep things peaceful. People gathered by the hundreds in Wichita bars...
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Demonstrators gather in the street with their hands raised Friday, May 29, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
KNSS News
May 29, 2020 - 8:52 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The white Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee into George Floyd’s neck was arrested Friday and charged with murder, as authorities imposed overnight curfews to try to stem violent protests over police killings of African Americans that have spread from Minneapolis and...
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Steve McIntosh
May 29, 2020 - 10:03 am
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a strain on the Kansas Food Bank in Wichita ... distributing food to agencies across 85 Kansas counties ... serving free food to those in need. Food Bank president Brian Walker tells KNSS News from the first of March until mid May the Food Bank distributed enough food...
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Steve McIntosh
May 21, 2020 - 10:04 am
The Memorial Day weekend is almost here ... and that traditionally means Americans are hitting the road or hopping onto airliners. That was before the pandemic. Shawn Steward with AAA/Kansas tells KNSS News AAA expects the lowest travel volume for Memorial Day since AAA began keeping record in 2000...
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Steve McIntosh
May 18, 2020 - 9:45 am
At Tuesday's Wichita City Council meeting, citizens will be able to speak to council members live, from a remote location. Mayor Brandon Whipple tells KNSS News citizens can go two rooms at Century II, where microphones will be set up to feed the citizens' comments to the council chambers at city...
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Steve McIntosh
May 15, 2020 - 9:33 am
Thunderstorms rumbled across south central Kansas early Friday. The National Weather Service issued Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for several counties; including Sedgwick, Butler, Harvey, and Reno. The storms carried lightning, large hail, heavy rain, and flooding. Quarter-sized hail was reported in...
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