Jeff Longwell

October 03, 2017 - 2:15 pm
At the weekly meeting of the Wichita City Council at City Hall downtown, council-members presented an award to Steve and Ted in the Morning from KNSS. Among those in attendance were Kansas Association of Broadcasters Hall of Famer Steve McIntosh, Ted Woodward, and KNSS Program Director Tony Duesing...
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KNSS NEWS
Steve McIntosh
August 21, 2017 - 9:50 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Mayor Jeff Longwell tells KNSS News the search for a new Wichita fire chief is about to begin, after Ron Blackwell's retirement this summer. Deputy Chief Tammy Snow has been serving as Interim chief. Longwell says the interviews for a new chief have not begun, and it could...
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KNSS NEWS
Steve McIntosh
August 09, 2017 - 5:40 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - The Wichita City Council has adopted a $591 million budget for 2018-2019 ... plus a $1.8 billion, ten-year Capital Improvement Program. The budget maintains the current mill levy. That means the City's property tax mill levy rate has not been raised in 24 years. The budget...
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KNSS NEWS
Steve McIntosh
August 07, 2017 - 10:41 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Recently Toyota and Mazda announced plans to build a new auto manufacturing plant in the U-S ... with 4,000 new jobs. Mayor Jeff Longwell tells KNSS News Wichita is not in the running for that plant, but there are other possibilities... including a possible new plant to make...
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KNSS NEWS
Steve McIntosh
July 31, 2017 - 10:14 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Data collected in the annual point-in-time homeless count shows chronic homelessness in Wichita dropped 42 percent from 2015 to 2017. The number of chronically homeless people dropped from 92 to 39. Mayor Jeff Longwell tells KNSS News people helping the homeless in Wichita...
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Dreamstime
Ted Woodward
July 27, 2017 - 11:37 am
Hormel Foods is planning to add at least 350 jobs in Wichita, as it expands its Dold Foods manufacturing plant in N. Wichita at 29th & Ohio; Wichita mayor Jeff Longwell made the announcement on Thursday at his weekly media briefing. The expansion project, if approved next week by the Wichita...
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KNSS NEWS
Steve McIntosh
July 10, 2017 - 10:15 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell tells KNSS News plans for a new baseball stadium downtown are moving forward. The mayor hopes to have the stadium open by 2020. The idea is to attract a minor league team with major league affiliation. Longwell also says plans are moving ahead to...
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KNSS NEWS
June 26, 2017 - 10:26 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell begins the week in Miami, at a U-S Conference of Mayors meeting. Long well tells KNSS News former President Clinton spoke to the group. Longwell says Clinton had "a pretty good", "bipartisan message". Longwell commented during "Mondays with the...
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Dreamstime
June 14, 2017 - 11:25 am
Wichita, KS - Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce is celebrating national Flag Day and the 80th anniversary of the adoption of the city's official flag with a new video and free items that Wichitans can download to share their pride. VIDEO * The Chamber has partnered with World Studios ICT in...
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KNSS NEWS
Steve McIntosh
June 05, 2017 - 9:57 am
WICHITA, Kan. (KNSS) - The Wichita City Council Tuesday will take another look at easing the penalty for first-time marijuana possession in the city. Mayor Jeff Longwell tells KNSS News he believes the council will approve the ordinance... reducing the penalty to a simple misdemeanor with a "25 or...
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