Wichita officials say the roads will likely be more hazardous with this second storm; Gov. Brownback extends state of emergency declaration to include new storm; Some area schools and universities are closed.
Wichita Officials: Get Ready For Storm, Round Two
City of Wichita officials are urging residents to stay off the roads and prepare for another round of heavy snowfall.
City officials are now saying that they have replenished the supply of sand and salt to treat the roads. However, they are still urging residents to stay home, if possible.
Joe Pajor with the Public Works and Utilities department says they will plow the roads throughout the duration of the storm, but will keep the majority of the salt and sand to treat the roads at the storm's end.
The conservation approach will likely make roads slicker and more difficult to navigate.
The issue of Medicaid expansion is beginning to simmer at the Kansas Statehouse. Competing cost estimates and a report about the economic benefits of expansion are bringing renewed attention to the issue and the decisions facing Gov. Sam Brownback.
The issue of Medicaid expansion is heating up all over the country.
Wednesday, Florida's Rick Scott joined a growing list of Republican governors who agree to the expansion. Like Brownback, many of them are opponents of the federal health reform law.
The Metropolitan Area Planning Commission voted 6-4 Thursday against moving forward with a rezoning request regarding the former Tiller clinic in east Wichita. The vote came after more than an hour of discussion.
Commissioner Chuck Warren asked his colleagues where they draw the line between how the clinic will affect the neighborhood and protecting the private property rights of a business owner.
Warren told the Commission he thought they should explore options with a public hearing, which the commissioners voted down.