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The youth baseball season begins Monday for League 42 in Wichita.

The non-profit baseball organization is based out of McAdams Park near downtown, but some games are moving to Linwood Park while crews finish field renovations at McAdams.

Construction delays due to high winds and cold weather forced organizers to push back opening ceremonies to next Monday.

Bob Lutz, the executive director of League 42, says renovation work at two ball diamonds is nearly complete.

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Work is scheduled to start next month on improvements to the Douglas Avenue railroad underpass.

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A neighborhood association is creating a plan to improve safety in downtown Wichita’s growing communities.

The Downtown Neighborhood Association started last year with the goal of bringing together people who live and work in Delano, Old Town, Commerce Street and the Douglas Design District.

Association President Jason Van Sickle says the group is developing initiatives to improve safety in these neighborhoods.

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The public got a look this week at a new design plan for Naftzger Park in downtown Wichita. The meeting Wednesday was the third public engagement event held since the redesign process started last year.

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Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas is pushing Wichita as the headquarters of the U.S. Army’s new Futures Command.

The Army is creating the command center to streamline its modernization-efforts and improve workflow to get faster decisions.

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With the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in town this week, a lot of street improvements have been underway ahead of Wichita’s time in the national spotlight.

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The Wichita City Council on Tuesday postponed indefinitely a decision on changes to the city’s fireworks laws.

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Wichita officials are looking at ways to spur more development in the center of the city, even as it expands outward.

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The city of Wichita has appointed a committee to help guide a final decision over the future of Century II.

Mayor Jeff Longwell announced the 11-person committee at the annual Wichita Chamber luncheon Thursday. Members represent different businesses around town, as well as some of the performing arts groups that call Century II home, including the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Music Theatre Wichita and the Wichita Grand Opera.

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The city of Wichita is looking to developers to revitalize an area near the Commerce Arts District and Intrust Bank Arena.

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