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For six years running, KMUW has been named Station of the Year by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, the most prestigious award for major markets in the state. KMUW 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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En Kansas, los votantes registrados tienen algunas opciones para emitir su voto: en los lugares de votación temprana a partir de 15 días antes de una elección, o en su lugar de votación designado el día de las elecciones. Y para aquellos que quieren una opción usando el distanciamiento social, los votantes registrados pueden completar una boleta de voto temprano por correo.

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In Kansas, registered voters have a few options to cast their vote: at early polling locations starting 15 days before an election, or at your designated polling location on Election Day. And, for those wanting a more socially-distanced option, registered voters can complete an advance mail-in ballot.

The two candidates running for Kansas' 4th Congressional District seat met for a debate Tuesday night hosted by KMUW and KWCH Channel 12. Republican Rep. Ron Estes and Democratic candidate Laura Lombard were asked to share their positions on issues such as criminal justice reform, marijuana laws, and, of course, the federal government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it has had on the economy.

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The Sedgwick County Election Office starts sending out advance mail ballots on Oct. 14. In-person early voting starts Oct. 19. And, of course, polling sites are open on Election Day, Nov. 3.

With so many different ways to cast your ballot in this unique election, KMUW wants to know: How are you voting?

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The countdown to the 2020 general election is on. 

This Nov. 3, voting may look different with the country still left unbalanced from the COVID-19 pandemic. Record numbers of Americans are expected to vote by mail to avoid crowds at local polling places. 

The Range | Oct. 2, 2020

Oct 2, 2020

Mosley Street Melodrama in downtown Wichita is known for its interactive, often physical theater experiences. But like so many other things, COVID-19 has changed that.

This week on The Range, we talk to owner Monte Wheeler about how the theater is finding its way during the pandemic.

Plus, the local economy is in a headlock, but the work of economic development officials to help rebuild it continues.

This spring, we asked KMUW listeners what they want candidates running for office to talk about as they compete for votes. We narrowed your responses down to the five most asked-about topics. Here's what some of you told us, and what reporters will be asking about in their coverage of the state and local races voters get to decide in November:

COVID-19 and health care

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As we near the Nov. 3 general election, KMUW will carry live coverage of several debates over the coming weeks, beginning with the first presidential debate on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Below is the schedule of debates KMUW will carry live on air. You can also watch the debates online or stream audio through the KMUW app.

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Sports are back, but where are all the fans? This week on The Range, we examine the age-old existential question: If a golfer makes a hole-in-one and no one's there to see it, did it really happen?

Plus, we take a tour of an architectural wonder of Wichita that's hiding in plain sight.

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Working from home and tired of looking at Zoom screens all day? Us too. After several months in quarantine, there's got to be a way to spice things up. Today on The Range, we run down some tips on how to improve your virtual meeting and livestream events.

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