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Gov. Laura Kelly signed a bill this week requiring utilities to take certain steps before the construction of electrical transmission lines in urban areas.

The legislation, which is specific to Wichita, followed outcry from residents here after Evergy installed large transmission poles in several neighborhoods in 2018.

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When Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple was sworn into office on Jan. 13, 2020, he thought the recently announced layoffs at Spirit AeroSystems would be his biggest challenge.

"And then, you know," he said, "the pandemic hit."

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Wichita City Council member James Clendenin has resigned, the latest politician to leave office after becoming entangled in an attack video from the 2019 mayoral campaign.

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The Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office has filed a petition seeking to remove Wichita City Council member James Clendenin from office.

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The city of Wichita said it will work with Sedgwick County to enforce the county’s new public health order.

The order passed last week tightens restrictions on certain businesses and mass gatherings, and it requires masks in most public spaces. It also lays out possible penalties for violations, the first time the county has adopted enforcement measures.

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The pandemic has arrived at Wichita City Hall.

Mayor Brandon Whipple, the City Council, City Manager Robert Layton and other city employees are in quarantine for two weeks after council member Brandon Johnson tested positive for COVID-19.

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Wichita City Council members voted Tuesday to formally denounce one of their colleagues and two other elected officials accused of putting together a false attack ad against the mayor.

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After shutting down this spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Wichita’s bike share program will resume later this year under a new operator.

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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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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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