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Monday, October 23, 2023

Two distinct candidates are running to be Wichita’s next mayor in the upcoming election. Incumbent Brandon Whipple is facing off with political newcomer and former television reporter Lily Wu. KMUW’s Kylie Cameron spoke with them both about their vision for Wichita.

Plus more on these stories:

  • Early voting for the general election begins today at the Sedgwick County Election Office. The office will be open to voters 8 to 5 Monday through Friday.
  • Kansas foster care contractor Cornerstones of Care hasn’t had a child spend a night in an office since January. But 17 kids have spent a night in a new short-term shelter.
  • Hundreds of people gathered and marched in Old Town Square yesterday in support of Palestine and to call for a ceasefire in Gaza.
  • The University of Kansas aims to become one of the nation's leading centers in the research and treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. That's just one of many initiatives it will undertake with its largest fundraising campaign ever.
  • Kansas has achieved the state’s first recorded osprey nesting at Perry Lake near Topeka.

Producers: Beth Golay and Lu Anne Stephens
Editors: Beth Golay and Tom Shine
Contributors: Kylie Cameron, Celia Hack, Blaise Mesa, J. Schafer, and Taliyah Winn
Theme music: Torin Andersen
Digital editor: Karlee Cooper

Beth Golay is KMUW's Director of Marketing and Digital Content. She is the host of the KMUW podcast Marginalia and co-host with Suzanne Perez of the Books & Whatnot podcast. You can find her on Wichita Transit in conversation with other riders for En Route, a monthly segment on KMUW's weekly news program The Range.