Chandra Stauffer

She is a graduate of Wichita State University and has lived in the Wichita-metro area her entire life.

She loves public radio for its diverse content of news, music and entertainment. Specifically, she loves Wichita Public Radio because of its dedication to local news coverage and relationship with the art community.

And even though she can’t run as far or as fast as Zack Gingrich-Gaylord, it is her preferred mode of exercise with a LDR of 13.1 miles!

If you want to know about her love of the Dave Matthews Band and potato chips, you should follow her on Twitter.

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Government
1:47 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

VIDEO: How Was Your Commute? Mayor Says Street Crews Did 'Outstanding Job'

Streets are mostly clear in downtown Wichita Tuesday not long after record snowfall.
Credit Carla Eckels / KMUW

During a City Council Workshop Tuesday, Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer thanked the city maintenance crew that cleared snow from streets.

"Through this entire time frame, through both of the snows, we have to say hats off to our guys that were out there working the streets," said Brewer.

Brewer said the crew worked through the first storm and then immediately prepared for the next one to come in.

"They did an outstanding job in getting our streets all taken care of and getting them all cleaned up." said Brewer.

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Weather
9:10 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Tuesday School Closings (Updated)

Due to the snowfall predicted overnight and the ability for students to travel safely to school in the morning, some schools in the Wichita area are planning for another snow day.
Credit Bill Pearce / KMUW

Another snow day?

Why not.

UPDATED 5:40 am

Area schools that will be closed Tuesday, February 26:

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Weather
3:07 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

VIDEO: 'Boulder-Sized' Snow Falls From Old Town Office Building

Giant chunks of snow fall from office building in Old Town Square Friday afternoon.
Credit Amanda Laviana

  There's been an endless supply of snowy photos and videos posted to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram the past two days as the historic snowstorm rolled through. 

But this one sets itself apart:

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Weather
1:16 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Storm Breaks Into Wichita's Top 5 All-Time Biggest Snowstorms (Updated)

Snow starts to come down again in the Riverside neighborhood on Thursday afternoon.
Briana O'Higgins KMUW

Updated 5:01pm:

At 4:56pm the National Weather Service reports the snow is winding down in the Wichita area. They recorded 14.2 inches of snow as of 4:40 pm, just shy of the all-time record of 15 inches.

Updated 4:15 pm:

As of 3:45pm, the National Weather Service reports Wichita is in the number two all-time multi-day snowstorm, with 14.0 inches being recorded.

Updated 3:03 pm:

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Weather
12:36 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

6 Things To Remember If You Get Stuck In The Snow

The American Red Cross has a handy and important list of things you should do if you and your car wind up stuck in the snow.

Community
9:40 am
Fri February 15, 2013

What You Won't Be Doing On Presidents' Day

Monday is Presidents Day and several City of Wichita facilities will be closed.

Closed:

  • Neighborhood City Halls
  • Wichita Public Library locations
  • Park and Recreation centers
  • Watson Park
  • Great Plains Nature Center
  • CityArts
  • Old Cowtown Museum
  • Mid-America All-Indian Center
  • Century II administrative offices
  • Wichita Art Museum
  • Botanica
  • Wichita Transit bus service and administration offices

Open:

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Transportation
9:59 am
Fri February 8, 2013

New Airport Terminal Is Expected To Open June 2015

Illustration of new terminal.
Wichita Mid-Continent Airport

Construction of the new terminal at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport is on schedule, according to the city. It's expected to open in the spring of 2015.

Since the beginning of major construction in October 2012, construction crews have:

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Education
2:14 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

2 Kansas High School Seniors Win $52,000 WSU Scholarships

Reegan Innes, left, and Amanda Johnson are winners of the 2013 Harry Gore Memorial Scholarships. They will each receive $52,000 to attend Wichita State.
Credit Wichita State University

Kansas high school students Amanda Johnson and Reegan Innes have won Wichita State University's Harry Gore Memorial Scholarships.

Innes and Johnson will receive $13,000 a year for four years to attend Wichita State.

The scholarships, awarded annually, recognize leadership and academic skills and are two of the largest undergraduate scholarships in Kansas.


Amanda Johnson

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Education
11:30 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Wichita East Senior Wins WSU's $44,000 Barton Scholarship

Kiah Danielle Duggins and Doug Hensler, dean of the W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State.
Credit Wichita State University

Kiah Danielle Duggins, an International Baccalaureate senior at Wichita High School East, is the winner of Wichita State University's 2013-2014 Clay Barton Scholarship in Business. Duggins will receive $11,000 a year for four years to attend WSU.

The $44,000 Barton Scholarship is the biggest business scholarship in the state.

Duggins plans to major in international business and Spanish, and minor in political science at WSU.

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Politics
1:38 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Election 2012: The Results

Voters casting paper ballots in Sedgwick County Tuesday.
Credit Carla Eckels

Updated at 4:55 am

2012 General Election unofficial results for Sedgwick County, Kan.

With nearly all precincts reporting, Sedgwick County residents cast 179,784 votes, which resulted in a 65 percent turnout.

Wichita Water Fluoridation:

  • Yes ...... 50890 / 40%
  • No ...... 74788 / 59%

Constitutional Amendment on water craft taxation:

  • Yes ...... 92712 / 60%
  • No ...... 62646 / 40%

U. S. Representative 4th District:

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