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City officials have delayed a meeting to discuss closing the L.W. Clapp golf course in southeast Wichita.

The proposal is part of an effort to fill a hole in the city’s golf enterprise fund, which is projected to carry a deficit of nearly $600,000 next year.

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McConnell Air Force Base in southeast Wichita will start receiving its next generation of air refueling tankers in October.

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Teachers and staff who died on school grounds across the country over the past year, including those killed in school shootings, were added to the National Memorial for Fallen Educators in Emporia on Thursday.

The memorial was created in 2013 in reaction to the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that killed 20 students and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary. The Memorial for Fallen Educators was designated a national memorial in May.

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The Wichita Fire Department says it will hire off-duty police officers and firefighters to enforce city fireworks safety for the Fourth of July holiday.

Fire Chief Tammy Snow said Thursday they expect to have 22 unmarked patrol cars throughout the city.

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A federal judge has delayed the trial of a Sedgwick County commissioner accused of misspending more than $10,000 in campaign funds and trying to cover it up.

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A team from the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson is creating a new traveling exhibit that features consoles used during the Apollo space missions.

NASA’s flight control team planned, trained and executed space missions on the consoles at Johnson Space Center in Houston from the 1960s until the early 1990s.

The Cosmosphere obtained the consoles after they were decommissioned.

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Secretary of State Kris Kobach unsuccessfully sought a governor's pardon for a corporate campaign donor's vice president whose crime, police said, involved threatening a cab driver by putting a gun to his head.

Kobach, a Republican and leading candidate for governor, approached then-GOP Gov. Sam Brownback's chief counsel about clemency for Kansas City-area resident Ryan Bader in August 2017, state records show. Kobach was Bader's attorney and initiated the pardon request three years after a state judge expunged the attempted robbery case from Bader's record.

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Project Wichita is asking Wichitans what initiatives they’d like to see the city focus on through a set of new surveys.

The second part of the listening phase is designed to dive deeper into community-related topics that were assessed from the first batch of results.

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A legislative audit released Tuesday concluded that while wildfires in Kansas are becoming more frequent, a lack of resources and coordination are hampering the state’s ability to fight them.

Firefighting duties and resources are spread across three separate agencies, which auditors said is complicating wildfire response and communication between state and local officials.

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Wichita Public Schools is mandating all students and staff watch an active shooter training video.

The video was required viewing when it was first produced by the district in 2015 using the district’s drama students. It became a recommendation in 2016, but will be mandated again starting next school year.

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