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Two hours of public comment didn’t change the outcome of the Wichita City Council’s vote on a deal to sell land around the new baseball stadium for private development.

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Wichita City Council members will vote later this month on a plan to sell land around the new riverfront baseball stadium to the team’s owners for a dollar an acre.

The city currently owns the 24 acres in Delano where the stadium is being constructed, including roughly 4.5 acres that the city wants to transfer to Wichita Riverfront LP to develop as a retail, commercial and hospitality site.

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Wichita City Council member Brandon Johnson was elected the vice chair of the Kansas Democratic Party over the weekend.

Johnson says he sees his new position as an opportunity to work on strategies for races, build the Democratic Party and raise funds. Although there are Republican strongholds in communities all across Kansas, he says Democrats are gaining ground.

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The Wichita City Council on Tuesday selected its newest member.

Longtime public health advocate Becky Tuttle will replace outgoing District 2 representative Pete Meitzner, who is leaving to serve on the Sedgwick County Commission.

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Seven people are interested in filling a vacancy on the Wichita City Council next year.

The District 2 Advisory Board will conduct the first round of interviews for the seat at a public forum at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Rockwell Branch Library.

Pete Meitzner is in his second term as the District 2 council member. He resigned last month after he won the election to become the Sedgwick County Commissioner for the 1st District. 

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Wichita City Council members voted Tuesday to allow developers to demolish the former Mead’s Corner coffee shop downtown, despite concerns over the building’s historical significance.

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After missing two deadlines, developers of a new hotel in downtown Wichita now have until the end of March to finish the project, or lose out on a crucial tax incentive from the city.

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A former Wichita fire station is set to become the city’s newest co-working business center.

Wichita City Council approved the sale of the former firehouse at Topeka and Lewis streets at a meeting Tuesday.

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The city of Wichita is aiming for a March 2020 completion date on its new multi-use baseball stadium in Delano.

City Council members Tuesday morning approved a memorandum of understanding with its new Triple-A team, the New Orleans Baby Cakes, an affiliate of the Miami Marlins.

The city will build a $75 million stadium to replace historic Lawrence-Dumont Stadium and will spend another $6 million on riverfront renovations, including a new pedestrian bridge over the Arkansas River.

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Illegal fireworks were still an issue in Wichita over this past 4th of July holiday, despite the city’s public efforts to increase law enforcement.

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