Kylie Cameron

News Intern

Kylie Cameron, a Kansas native, is a News Lab intern at KMUW. A political science and journalism major, she also serves as the editor in chief for The Sunflower, Wichita State’s student newspaper.

Upon graduation in May 2020, Cameron plans on attending law school to study media law.

When not working or reading the news, she’s probably sun bathing with her dog, Bruiser, and enjoying a cup of joe.

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The Wichita Police Department made more than 900 arrests in June and July as part of an effort targeting violent offenders.

Law enforcement officials discussed the effort, called Operation Triple Beam, during a news conference on Monday afternoon.

Out of the 900 arrests, U.S. Marshal Rod Miller said more than 500 led to felony charges.

"These are individuals that were priority cases ... individuals who were wanted and then the resources came together to be able to find these people," Miller said.

LaRissa Lawrie / KMUW/File photo

Lyndon Wells and Brandon Whipple were in a tight race for second place in the Wichita mayoral primary last week.

In the end, Whipple edged Wells to advance to the general election in November against incumbent Jeff Longwell.  

LaRissa Lawrie / KMUW

Satellite polling centers in Wichita will open Thursday for voting ahead of the Aug. 6 primary election.

Polling centers will be open from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Voters can vote in any of the satellite locations.

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The Wichita South Central Neighborhood Plan is unveiling its new initiatives at an event this weekend.

The South Central Neighborhood Plan Pop-Up Event is on Saturday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SoCe Neighboring Movement office, 417 E. Gilbert St. It is free to the public.

The Neighboring Movement is seeking input on the plan it will be presenting.

Courtesy: Sedgwick County Fair

The Sedgwick County Fair will celebrate its 75th anniversary this week.

The fair will run from Wednesday through Sunday at the county fairgrounds in Cheney, west of Wichita.

The fair will include concerts by local acts Twist of Fate, the Adam Capps Band, the Kyle Killgore Band, the Jason Boyd Band and Lucky People.

“There are lots of traditional things, but with kind of a modern twist on some of it,” said fair official Marti Johnson. “We like to focus a lot on local music acts, so there’s a free concert every night.”

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Wichita Pride will host its annual Unity March on Saturday.

The march falls on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which marked the beginning of the gay rights movement in the United States.

The march will begin at 10 a.m. in Old Town Square and end with a picnic in Hyde Park, near Douglas and Greenwood.

To attend the picnic, participants must have a $5 Pride button.

Lynn Rogers, the lieutenant governor of Kansas, will be the keynote speaker at the march.

Multiple organizations in Wichita that provide mental health, substance abuse and homeless services plan to team up with the police department and the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office.

They all will work together to prevent people who are seeking care from getting lost in the system.

“Over the last few years, recognizing that with the systems that are siloed … you had mental health, you had substance abuse, homelessness and all of them with different missions and with different monies,” said Harold Casey, executive director of the Substance Abuse Center of Kansas.

City of Wichita

Rental electric scooters have the green light in Wichita.

The Wichita City Council unanimously passed a city ordinance and electric scooter pilot program at its meeting Tuesday. The ordinance and pilot program regulate the use of scooters, particularly to address clutter issues that other cities have experienced.

“The advantage that we have is we’re really not out in front on this particular opportunity,” Mayor Jeff Longwell said earlier this month while discussing the pilot program. “Other cities have tried it and seen lots of different problems.”

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment was awarded a grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address behavioral health needs of Kansans from birth to 21 years.

City of Wichita

Wichita is a step closer to having electric scooters on city streets.

The Wichita City Council endorsed a new electric scooter pilot program at its meeting Tuesday. If the program receives final approval next week, electric scooters could be in downtown Wichita by late summer.