Mayor

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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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KNSS News
June 12, 2020 - 8:07 pm
Seattle mayor in denial over growing unrest: Alveda King
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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
April 20, 2020 - 9:53 am
At Tuesday's meeting, the Wichita City Council will consider spending $300,000 to try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus among the city's homeless people. Mayor Brandon Whipple tells KNSS News the money would go for hotel rooms for persons showing signs of COVID-19 ... to isolated them and...
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Steve McIntosh
March 02, 2020 - 9:59 am
Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple has kicked off a series of five town hall meetings with citizens. The mayor tells KNSS News he wants citizen input ... leading to the annual State of the City speech ... and then the budget process. He says the ideas and priorities should come from the people "we...
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Erica Brosnan
February 12, 2020 - 6:34 pm
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Andrew Yang suspended his bid for the White House Tuesday night, but some are suggesting his political future might not be over. Yang dropped out of the 2020 race when the polls closed in New Hampshire and soon after the news was announced, some Democrats in New York City took...
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Steve McIntosh
January 27, 2020 - 9:44 am
Brandon Whipple has been Wichita mayor less than a month. He tells KNSS News he is trying to figure out "the culture" of city government and he is getting plenty of help from the professional staff in learning how things operate. Whipple say there is alot going on right now in Wichita and "we need...
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Steve McIntosh
December 09, 2019 - 10:16 am
Under a city law passed by voters in 1991, Wichita’s mayor and council members are limited to two consecutive four-year terms. At Tuesday's meeting, the city council will take another look at term limits. Mayor Jeff Longwell tells KNSS News local elections are different than someone serving in...
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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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