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Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas is pushing Wichita as the headquarters of the U.S. Army’s new Futures Command.

The Army is creating the command center to streamline its modernization-efforts and improve workflow to get faster decisions.

The Army is evaluating 30 cities as potential locations. Army leaders are trying to find a place where they can build relationships with academic, business and industry leaders.

Sen. Moran says Wichita has the innovative vision and talent to land the headquarters.

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With the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in town this week, a lot of street improvements have been underway ahead of Wichita’s time in the national spotlight.

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The Wichita City Council on Tuesday postponed indefinitely a decision on changes to the city’s fireworks laws.

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Wichita officials are looking at ways to spur more development in the center of the city, even as it expands outward.

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The city of Wichita has appointed a committee to help guide a final decision over the future of Century II.

Mayor Jeff Longwell announced the 11-person committee at the annual Wichita Chamber luncheon Thursday. Members represent different businesses around town, as well as some of the performing arts groups that call Century II home, including the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Music Theatre Wichita and the Wichita Grand Opera.

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The city of Wichita is looking to developers to revitalize an area near the Commerce Arts District and Intrust Bank Arena.

Spirit Plans To Add 1,000 New Jobs In Wichita

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Spirit AeroSystems announced a plan Wednesday to add 1,000 new jobs and invest $1 billion in its Wichita facility over the next five years.

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Wichita residents will pay higher water and sewer rates starting next year after City Council members voted to move forward with planned infrastructure improvements.

The overall utility rate will go up just over 6 percent: For residential customers, that means $2.69 to $6.72 more on their monthly water and sewer bills. 

It's slightly higher than last year's rate increase, and higher than the base increase anticipated this year. The additional revenue will go toward funding Phase II of the city's infrastructure maintenance and improvement project.

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A woman will be leading the Wichita Fire Department for the first time in its 131-year history.

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A public hearing has been scheduled for next month on a proposed 1 percent sales tax to support a development in west Wichita.

In 2015 a community improvement district, or CID, was established in the area around Kellogg and West Street. Now, developers want to amend the CID to include newly purchased buildings.

Businesses in the district can charge an additional sales tax, with the revenue being used to pay for land acquisition, demolitions, and site improvements.