People who enjoy boating on the Arkansas River now have a new place to access the river.
A public use floating dock was installed recently on the river behind Gander Mountain in downtown Wichita.
The new dock was part of a long-time comprehensive plan by the Ark River Coalition and the city’s park board. The Wichita City Council adopted a resolution agreeing to allow for public use of the dock for the next decade.
Six months after Salina residents voted to repeal anti-discrimination protections based on gender identity and sexual orientation, the city's new mayor has joined a national group of mayors who support gay marriage.
Mayor Barb Shirley is the first Kansas mayor to join Mayors for Freedom to Marry, the Salina Journal reported. More than 350 other mayors across the country belong to the group.
The latest Point-In-Time Homeless Count shows a slight decrease in homelessness in Sedgwick County--very slight. Results show that, as of January 31 of this year, the county has 12 fewer people who are experiencing literal homelessness than on the same date in 2012.
The survey represents only a snapshot of homelessness on one night.