Around 50 protesters, mostly young people, gathered outside Secretary of State Kris Kobach's office Tuesday, calling on him to resign. Among other things, the protesters said Kobach spends too much time on immigration issues.
The Wichita City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve water and sewer rate increases effective next year.
On January 1, Wichita's residential customers will see their monthly bills increase $1.19 to $7.74 depending on how much water they use. Commercial and industrial customers will see a rate hike of around 7 percent.
Alan King, Director of Public Works and Utilities says the water rates will insure a level of funding for proper renewal and replacement of aging water mains.
Thursday marks the start of the cold weather rule period in Kansas, restricting utility cutoffs for nonpayment of bills.
The rule is in effect from November 1 to March 31. It prohibits shutoffs of residential electricity or natural gas service when temperatures are expected to be at or below 35 degrees over the following 24 hours.
Utilities also must contact a customer 24 hours before a disconnection, and offer a 12-month payment plan for the customer to maintain or re-establish service.
“Here we go ladies and gentlemen! What do you want to give?”
The 29-year old auctioneer conducts a recent charity auction at Wichita’s Botanica Gardens.
Megan will compete Friday in the 2012 International Auctioneer Championship in Spokane, Washington. It’s not her first time though, she was named first runner up in the final round of vigorous competition last year.
“Well, it’s intense. I will say that,” says McCurdy.
City of Wichita officials are urging water customers east of Rock Road in Wichita, and in all of Andover, to not water their lawns until Saturday due to a loss of electrical power at a water pump station on Webb Road.
The power outage has reduced water pressure in areas east of Rock Road. Westar is working to restore the power to the pump station.
The voluntary watering restriction is not requested of customers west of Rock Road, because they are not affected by the power outage.
A group of young adults in Wichita has created an initiative to help promote the city as a cultural and commercial destination.
The project is called From Wichita With Love and was created by a group of local friends. After attending a conference, the group was inspired to come up with innovative ways to attract attention to Wichita.
They designed a retro-inspired postcard and last week distributed thousands of them to area shops, bars and venues.