Google Fiber is bypassing Overland Park for now after the Kansas City suburb hesitated to sign a deal.
The tech giant negotiated a tentative deal that would open the way for it to sell its 1-gigabit-per-second Internet connections and cable-style TV service there.
It sought no direct subsidies and asked for some access to rights of way in return for free Internet service to public buildings such as schools and libraries. But the city council decided in September to put off a vote for a month.
Kansas is home to a surprisingly large number of paranormal investigation groups. Many of them are volunteer-driven; members buy their own ghost-hunting equipment and spend their own time researching locations and recording their own data.
In this sense, Moonlit Ghost Hunts or MGH is unique. It's a business that lets amateur ghost hunters--or people simply curious about the paranormal--research along with the paranormal investigators.
Mayor Carl Brewer will be in China this week, for the opening of a trade office that will promote Wichita's aviation industry.
Kansas Global Trade Services in Beijing will identify sales and opportunities for partnerships. It will also will work to connect Wichita and China businesses for parts, maintenance and other products and services.
Kansas Global Trade Services president Karyn Page says the office is a privately-funded pilot project. Its $300,00 to $500,000 budget will be funded by private sponsors in China and Wichita.