City of Wichita

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The 2020 census count is set to end Sept 30, a month earlier than originally planned. That’s left census workers and advocates hurrying to get as many households to respond as possible – especially in communities that have historically been undercounted.

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Wichita’s mask requirement has been extended only until Oct. 21 — though it could end sooner than that.

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Wichita, Derby and two other cities in Kansas have submitted proposals to become the site of the future U.S. Space Command headquarters.

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A petition with more than 17,000 signatures calling for a binding election on the future of Century II and other city-owned buildings has been ruled invalid.

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With a week left before the City Council is scheduled to adopt next year’s budget, some Wichita residents are still urging city leaders to make significant changes to funding for police and animal control services.

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In an effort to make up for millions of dollars in revenue lost because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wichita's proposed 2021 budget includes cuts in several departments — while other departments are getting a boost.

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Kansas reported another big increase in confirmed coronavirus cases Friday, capping its worst two-week spike since the pandemic began and coming as a statewide mask mandate from the governor took effect.

The state Department of Health and Environment reported that Kansas has had 15,919 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, up 929, or 6.2% since only Wednesday. Kansas also has reported 277 COVID-19-related deaths, up five in two days.

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Wichita will be the site of a new Amazon distribution warehouse.

The Range | June 26, 2020

Jun 26, 2020
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Stressing over your budget? The City of Wichita feels your pain.

On this week's episode, we take a deeper dive into the city's multimillion-dollar budget hole as the COVID-19 pandemic will likely impact revenue for years to come.

Plus, a longtime Wichita civil rights advocate reflects on the current push for change.

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In 2016, a monument honoring both Union and Confederate Civil War veterans was erected in Wichita's Veterans Memorial Park.

The Reconciliation Memorial replaced a Confederate flag that was taken down the year before following a deadly shooting at an African Methodist Episcopal church in South Carolina.

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