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The Wichita Golf Advisory Committee will hold a special meeting Tuesday to discuss an offer to buy the city's MacDonald Golf Course.

The city says it received an unsolicited letter of interest from developer Johnny Stevens to buy the golf course at 13th and Roosevelt. Stevens is behind the Waterfront development in east Wichita.

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Residents on Tuesday urged City Council members to protect Wichita’s “quality of life” in next year’s budget.

Council members listened to more than an hour of public comments over the proposed 2019 budget — most of it centered on making sure the city’s cultural programming is funded in the future.

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Over the next two weeks, 30 teams from across the country will play 57 games as part of the National Baseball Congress World Series now underway at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

But this year's tournament could be the last one played at the historic site.

The World Series has been played at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium every summer since it was founded by Hap Dumont in 1935.

Hear an Audio Postcard from last year's NBC World Series

“There’s not many organizations that say they have played at the same location for 84 years," says tournament director Kevin Jenks.

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More electric buses may be on the way to Wichita.

The City Council voted Tuesday to move forward on a federal grant application for the purchase of six electric buses.

If approved, the nearly $6 million grant could mean electric buses on the street as early as 2019. Electric buses are quieter, better for the environment and more fuel efficient than diesel buses.

The city has applied for two other grants and has received $4 million, according to Mike Tann, Wichita’s transit director.

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City officials have delayed a meeting to discuss closing the L.W. Clapp golf course in southeast Wichita.

The proposal is part of an effort to fill a hole in the city’s golf enterprise fund, which is projected to carry a deficit of nearly $600,000 next year.

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The Wichita Fire Department says it will hire off-duty police officers and firefighters to enforce city fireworks safety for the Fourth of July holiday.

Fire Chief Tammy Snow said Thursday they expect to have 22 unmarked patrol cars throughout the city.

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Project Wichita is asking Wichitans what initiatives they’d like to see the city focus on through a set of new surveys.

The second part of the listening phase is designed to dive deeper into community-related topics that were assessed from the first batch of results.

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Wichita City Council members on Tuesday approved a firm to design the water playgrounds that will replace several of the city’s pools.

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Wichita leaders and advisory board members are meeting this week with a national expert on building financially strong communities.

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Wichita’s new Advanced Learning Library is nearing its grand opening.

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