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Steve McIntosh
December 02, 2019 - 10:39 am
At Tuesday's meeting, the Wichita City Council will consider issuing bonds for two companies ... 18 million dollars for Air Capital Fight Line L-L-C ... and up to 95 million dollars for Textron Aviation. Mayor Jeff Longwell tells KNSS News the bond money represents those companies' investment in...
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Steve McIntosh
November 11, 2019 - 10:06 am
Mayor Jeff Longwell encourages all Wichitans to express their gratitude to veterans on this Veterans Day ... saying "we owe so much" to veterans and their families. Longwell tells KNSS News he will not seek public office again ... after his recent loss to mayor-elect Brandon Whipple. He says "there...
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Steve McIntosh
November 04, 2019 - 10:29 am
Tuesday Wichita voters will elect a mayor. Incumbent Jeff Longwell tells KNSS News it's been a tough campaign and he's glad it's over. He says this has been "the absolute craziest election ever". Longwell faces Brandon Whipple at the polls ... with a strong write-in campaign for Lyndy Wells...
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Steve McIntosh
October 28, 2019 - 9:47 am
Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell is in Washington this week ... sharing information about dealing with the homeless. Longwell tells KNSS News Wichita's Homeless Outreach Team ... "HOT" ... deals with the challenges of the homeless. Longwell says he will also look for federal money to help local efforts...
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Steve McIntosh
October 21, 2019 - 9:55 am
At Tuesday's meeting, the Wichita City Council will consider a possible change in Douglas Avenue, through the heart of the city. Mayor Jeff Longwell tells KNSS News the Community Foundation wants to give the city a grant to "experiment" with narrowing Douglas to one lane in each direction, to...
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Steve McIntosh
August 26, 2019 - 9:43 am
Governor Laura Kelley has appointed Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell to a special advisory group on transportation. Longwell tells KNSS News the group is meeting Tuesday at the Hughes Metroplex Center in northeast Wichita from 9 to noon, and Wednesday in Dodge City. After collecting information, the...
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Steve McIntosh
July 15, 2019 - 9:55 am
Today (Monday) city officials are beginning a pilot program to bring electric scooters for rent to downtown Wichita. Mayor Jeff Longwell tells KNSS News a new ordinance will allow motorized scooters in the "core area" from dawn to sunset ... not to exceed 15 mph. At Tuesday's meeting, the Wichita...
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Steve McIntosh
April 15, 2019 - 10:38 am
At Tuesday's meeting, the City Council will discuss a new police substation for east Wichita. Mayor Jeff Longwell tells KNSS News the substation will be located near Kellogg and Edgemoor ... and will likely be combined with a fire substation. The Council will discuss plans for the Wichita River...
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Steve McIntosh
April 08, 2019 - 10:38 am
At Tuesday's meeting the Wichita City Council will consider approval of an 80-foot wireless communication tower near 18th and Woodland in north Riverside. Mayor Jeff Longwell tells KNSS News he's not sure the tower will get much support from City Council members, but he anticipates a good "...
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Steve McIntosh
April 01, 2019 - 10:20 am
Wichita has been named one of 20 finalists for a 2019 All-America City designation. Mayor Jeff Longwell tells KNSS News the City will go before a panel and "plead our case" to be one of ten cities to be designated All-America. The cities are judged on civic engagement, collaboration, inclusiveness...
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