Some Kansas counties have started charging out-of-county residents extra fees for flooding their driver's license offices to avoid long lines in larger cities.
Harvey and Butler counties have started charging fees, and county treasurers in smaller counties are thinking of doing the same.
Wichita resident Tammy Katzenmeier says she didn't mind paying an extra $20 last week to get her driver's license renewed in Harvey County. Katzenmeier says she avoided a several-hour wait in a Wichita office.
She was in and out of the Newton motor vehicle office in 10 minutes.
Posters with images of African-American Trayvon Martin were defaced recently at Wichita State University. The posters were advertising a diversity discussion, which was held Wednesday called "Does My Hoodie Scare You?"
Danielle Johnson is the program director for the WSU Office of Multicultural Affairs. She says someone scratched out the photo of Trayvon Martin on one and drew in a Hitler-style mustache on another. A third poster was marked with a large X.
"So someone took the time to deface the pictures," she says.
Friday marks the beginning of the 9th annual ICT Fest. The local music festival is changing things up this year by targeting Wichita’s youth unlike they have before.
ICT Fest has always been about providing an all-ages festival, but this year it is making an effort to specifically draw in more adolescents. Organizer Matthew Clagg and founder Dan Davis both said they believe the future of the festival is dependent on pulling in a younger crowd.
“We want to grow the next generation of Wichita performers,” Clagg said.
With the help of some volunteers and community members on Monday, work began on a mural for the north side of the historic Dunbar Theater located at 1007 N. Cleveland in the McAdams neighborhood.
The event was a collaboration between WSU Student Involvement, WSU's Ulrich Museum, Power CDC and the city of Wichita. The artwork being painted helps detail the history of the theater gathered through firsthand accounts and public records at Wichita State University.
The changing role of libraries is evident across the country. With e-books and other emerging technologies, libraries continue to adapt to meet the needs of their patrons.
A master plan to build a new central library in downtown Wichita has been in the works for the last seven years. Funding for the $29 million facility is now up in the air with the Wichita City Council directing the library to seek out more private funds.