Kate Clause http://kmuw.org en Community Organization Abandons Hope Of Restoring Joyland Amusement Park http://kmuw.org/post/community-organization-abandons-hope-restoring-joyland-amusement-park <p></p><p>Restore Hope Inc, a group that has worked for three years to restore the Joyland Amusement Park in Wichita, is calling it quits.</p><p>Kira Johnson, who led the three-year effort, says a lack of time and money led the group to disband.</p><p>The group thanked members for their support over the years on its<a href="https://www.facebook.com/joylandrestorationproject" target="_blank"> Facebook page.</a> It said if donors had pre-purchased park passes, their money would be refunded.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:23:34 +0000 Kate Clause 36073 at http://kmuw.org Community Organization Abandons Hope Of Restoring Joyland Amusement Park Bike Month Profile: Brett Hogan http://kmuw.org/post/bike-month-profile-brett-hogan <p></p><p>Wichita cyclist Brett Hogan likes to ride in races, for long distances, and fast. He got into bicycling in high school, when his swim coach told him he could improve his performance by adding cycling to his fitness regime. He hopped on a bike and didn't look back.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Kate Clause 35189 at http://kmuw.org Bike Month Profile: Brett Hogan Governor Brownback Unveils Plan To Improve Mental Health Care, But Some Say He Could Do Better http://kmuw.org/post/governor-brownback-unveils-plan-improve-mental-health-care-some-say-he-could-do-better <p>Gov. &nbsp;Sam Brownback is making a major push to improve the state’s mental health system. The governor's plan creates a behavioral health sub-cabinet within state government, targets substance abuse for its role in exacerbating mental illness, and increases financial investment in current treatment programs, <a href="http://www.governor.ks.gov/media-room/media-releases/2014/05/27/governor-sam-brownback-announces-programs-to-strengthen-mental-health-delivery-in-the-state">among other things.&nbsp;</a></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 15:54:08 +0000 Kate Clause & Jim McClean 35123 at http://kmuw.org Attorney General Gathering Input On Signs For Places That Bar Openly Carried Firearms http://kmuw.org/post/attorney-general-gathering-input-signs-places-bar-openly-carried-firearms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kan. Attorney Gen. Derek Schmidt is holding a meeting Wednesday, May 28, to discuss regulations for signs that people must post to keep guns off their premises. Schmidt's office is soliciting public input about what should be required for the new "no-gun signs." </span></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 15:23:48 +0000 Kate Clause & Associated Press 35122 at http://kmuw.org Bike Month Profile: Hoyt Hillman http://kmuw.org/post/bike-month-profile-hoyt-hillman <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hoyt Hillman is the President of the</span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/GreenWayAllianceOfWichita" style="line-height: 1.5;"> GreenWay Alliance of Wichita,</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> a non-profit group that works for a network of parks, trails and </span>greenways<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in the south-central Kansas area. Hillman has been working to create green spaces for decades.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Kate Clause 35090 at http://kmuw.org Bike Month Profile: Hoyt Hillman Wichita Mosaic: Dan Dillon http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-mosaic-dan-dillon <p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Wichita is a city with people from many cultures and backgrounds. A jigsaw puzzle made up of colorful and interlocking pieces. But how much do we really know about the people that live here?</em></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Kate Clause 35069 at http://kmuw.org Wichita Mosaic: Dan Dillon Bike Month Profile: Wichita Police Sgt. Travis Rakestraw http://kmuw.org/post/bike-month-profile-wichita-police-sgt-travis-rakestraw <p>Sgt. Travis Rakestraw&nbsp;works with the Accident Follow-Up Unit and the Robbery Investigation Section of the Wichita Police Department. When it comes to street accidents, he says his unit sees "the worst of the worst." Sgt. Rakestraw says if both bicyclists and motor vehicle drivers pay more attention to each other, his team will have fewer serious or fatal accidents to investigate each year, and more people can get where they want to go safely.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 26 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Kate Clause & Hugo Phan 34983 at http://kmuw.org Bike Month Profile: Wichita Police Sgt. Travis Rakestraw Bike Month Profile: Ruth Holliday http://kmuw.org/post/bike-month-profile-ruth-holliday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ruth Holliday owns the Bicycle </span>Pedaler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Wichita along with her husband, Bob. The two met when they were RNs and bonded over their love of biking--so much so that they biked for their honeymoon in California. Over the years, Ruth and Bob have biked in New Zealand's two islands and Pacific Highway 1.</span></p><p>She and Bob started Bicycle Pedaler to be a welcoming place for bicyclists, a bicycle store owned by two avid bikers. They're still at it, 34 years later.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 14:14:07 +0000 Kate Clause 34899 at http://kmuw.org Bike Month Profile: Ruth Holliday Topeka Passes Ordinances To Establish Domestic Partnerships, Reduce LGBT Discrimination http://kmuw.org/post/topeka-passes-ordinances-establish-domestic-partnerships-reduce-lgbt-discrimination <p>The Topeka City Council approved two ordinances Tuesday to reduce discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 20:21:23 +0000 Kate Clause & Associated Press 34803 at http://kmuw.org Bike Month Profile: Aaron North http://kmuw.org/post/bike-month-profile-aaron-north <p>Bike repairman Aaron North says he has his job at Bicycle Pedaler because of a telephone pole.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 11:19:44 +0000 Kate Clause 34740 at http://kmuw.org Bike Month Profile: Aaron North