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KMUW News is a team of dedicated on-air and digital reporters working to tell the stories of Wichita and its residents.

Five years in a row, the Kansas Association of Broadcasters named KMUW Radio Station of the Year, the most prestigious award for major markets in the state. Our reporters have been honored for their work by regional and national organizations like KAB, the Radio Television Digital News Association, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated and the Alliance for Women in Media.

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David Koch, who with his older brother Charles was both celebrated and demonized for transforming American politics by pouring their riches into conservative causes, died Friday at 79.

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KMUW, along with the Wichita Eagle and the Wichita chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, is hosting a mayoral debate ahead of this fall's local elections. This is your chance to get your questions answered before you vote on Nov. 5.

Early results in the primary election for Wichita mayor and the Wichita school board's at-large seat were released at 7:11 p.m., shortly after polls closed.

At 8:39 p.m., with 22,640 ballots cast (6,803 by mail or early voting), the Sedgwick County Election Office posted the following results:

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Don’t let the size of your ballot fool you: Tuesday’s election will have big implications for Wichita (as do all elections, really).

Two primary races will narrow the fields for Wichita mayor and the Wichita School Board’s at-large seat.

Here’s what you need to know about each race, including where to vote — if you haven’t already.

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With the start of another master plan focused on Wichita's downtown riverfront, we want to know: What's your vision for the east bank of the Arkansas River? Does Wichita's future include Century II? A new convention center?

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Democratic presidential hopefuls will soon meet again on the debate stage. What would you ask the candidates to focus on in Kansas if you had the chance?

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KMUW and the Kansas News Service received a total of three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for excellence in journalism.

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Jurors heard from a former special agent Monday during the first day of Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O’Donnell’s fraud trial in federal court in Wichita.

O’Donnell faces 23 counts of wire fraud and three counts of money laundering. He has pleaded not guilty.

Prosecutors allege O’Donnell misused more than $10,000 in campaign funds raised for his runs for state Senate and county commission. In opening statements Monday, they said O’Donnell used those funds to “perpetuate a lifestyle”-- entertaining and paying friends who didn’t do any work for either campaign.

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Jan 30, 2019

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Wichita Festivals has unveiled the artwork for Riverfest 2019.

“Downtown Get Down” by Wichita artist Jay Walter will be featured on Riverfest posters, buttons and other merchandise.

Walter said this was the first time he had entered the Riverfest Poster & Button Artwork Contest. He won $4,000 for his winning design.

The 48th annual Riverfest is May 31 through June 8 in downtown Wichita. The nine-day event is expected to draw more than 400,000 people.

A Riverfest button allows a person admission for all nine days.

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