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City officials have delayed a meeting to discuss closing the L.W. Clapp golf course in southeast Wichita.

The proposal is part of an effort to fill a hole in the city’s golf enterprise fund, which is projected to carry a deficit of nearly $600,000 next year.

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The Wichita Fire Department says it will hire off-duty police officers and firefighters to enforce city fireworks safety for the Fourth of July holiday.

Fire Chief Tammy Snow said Thursday they expect to have 22 unmarked patrol cars throughout the city.

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Project Wichita is asking Wichitans what initiatives they’d like to see the city focus on through a set of new surveys.

The second part of the listening phase is designed to dive deeper into community-related topics that were assessed from the first batch of results.

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Wichita City Council members on Tuesday approved a firm to design the water playgrounds that will replace several of the city’s pools.

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Wichita leaders and advisory board members are meeting this week with a national expert on building financially strong communities.

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Wichita’s new Advanced Learning Library is nearing its grand opening.

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Work is beginning on a new urban wetlands park in northwest Wichita. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Saturday for the park at 29th Street and Maize Road.

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The city of Wichita is considering two development projects for the Topeka Street firehouse.

One project would turn the building into a learning lab for Butler Community College’s hospitality and culinary arts programs.

The other project would create a commercial property providing small spaces and common seating to start-ups, freelancers, artists and businesses.

Mayor Jeff Longwell says developers will provide details at an open house on Thursday.

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A distinctive City of Wichita license plate will be available beginning January 2019 to help support city parks.

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Wichita’s Central Library downtown will close for good on May 6 after more than 50 years of service. Library staff members are preparing for the move to the new Advanced Learning Library which is set to open in mid-June.

The modern new library at Second Street and McLean is nearly complete. Crews are now setting up the building technologies and installing hundreds of bookshelves.

A moving company has been selected. Bids have been awarded for new furniture.

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