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Founders’ Grove, a new shared office space,  will open Wednesday.

Create Campaign is the nonprofit organization that will maintain the office spaces. Create Campaign says its mission is to serve as a hub for African-American and Latino entrepreneurship growth and business development.

The organization began in 2015 as a partnership with the Entrepreneurship Task Force and has grown into a standalone organization that operates in Wichita and Kansas City.

Stephan Bisaha / Kansas News Service

MANHATTAN, Kansas — Millennials get blamed for killing off sports, drinks and entire industries. Those millennials — and their Gen Z successors — have also given rise to a new word: adulting.

Aging folks from the baby boom or Generation X enjoy ridiculing today's college students when those younger people can't change a tire or wash their clothes without turning to Mom or Dad.

Wichita’s annual Veterans Day Parade is scheduled for Saturday.

The parade is designed to honor those who have served and those currently serving in the military.

The parade starts at 11 a.m. at Central and Main in downtown Wichita. It will head south on Main and end at the WaterWalk Commons.

Herb Duncan is a Vietnam War veteran and one of the parade organizers. He says people should come to the event to show their patriotism and honor America's veterans.

Nadya Faulx / KMUW/File photo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is trying to shrug off the impeachment inquiry that has ensnared the State Department and raised questions about his leadership.

Pompeo portrays the inquiry, which centers on President Donald Trump's attempt to link U.S. military aid to Ukraine to a corruption probe of a political rival, as unworthy of his attention.

"I clearly follow this a lot less than you do," Pompeo told reporters when asked about it the issue this week while on a visit to Germany.

But Pompeo may not be able to maintain that show of indifference much longer.

Wichita Festivals, Inc.

A Wichita native who has experience planning events in Chicago and Singapore is the new head of the Wichita River Festival.

Ty Tabing will become CEO and president of Wichita Festivals, which produces the annual nine-day celebration downtown.

Tabing has done economic development, city revitalization work and event planning in Chicago and Singapore. He returned to Wichita in 2017 and has worked with Wichita State University and the Douglas Design District on placemaking and infrastructure projects. He also serves on the Wichita Board of Park Commissioners.

Sedgwick County

A special first responder team is no longer available in Sedgwick County to handle 911 calls that involve a mental health crisis.

TOPEKA, Kansas — Kansas will now have a streamlined census that counts people only where they’re living after voters decided Tuesday to end the practice of adjusting the numbers before state legislative districts are drawn up.

Stephan Bisaha / KMUW/File photo

Wichita School Board president Sheril Logan won a third term Tuesday night.

Logan received about 53% of the vote against Newman University's multicultural engagement director, Joseph Shepard.

Shepard ran an energetic campaign, though he highlighted few political differences with Logan. Instead, he emphasized bringing a younger voice and more diverse perspective to the board.

KMUW

The make-up of Wichita City Council will remain the same as voters give three incumbents another term.

Unofficial results from Tuesday’s election show Becky Tuttle, Jeff Blubaugh and Bryan Frye won their races.

The Sedgwick County Election Office says voter turnout was about 20 percent.

CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 2

Becky Tuttle has held her District 2 seat on city council for less than a year. She was appointed to the position after Pete Meitzner was elected to the Sedgwick County Commission.

Brian Grimmett / KMUW

Wichita will have a new mayor next year.

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