Kan. Attorney Gen. Derek Schmidt is holding a meeting Wednesday, May 28, to discuss regulations for signs that people must post to keep guns off their premises. Schmidt's office is soliciting public input about what should be required for the new "no-gun signs."
Wichita State University joins KMUW in welcoming the station’s new General Manager/Director, Debra Fraser. Fraser comes to Wichita from Houston, where she worked in public radio for 25 years. Her most recent position was as Chief Operating Officer and Station Manager of Houston Public Media at University of Houston from 2007 – 2013.
Members of Wichita’s City Council spent much of yesterday discussing a new sales tax that could be used to shore up the city’s water supply, encourage job growth and keep the transit system running for five more years.
Tuesday’s meeting marked the first step in funding some key areas of Wichita’s future. A proposed one-cent sales tax referendum, worth $398 million over five years, was approved by council members.
More than 100 Wichita State University students, faculty and community members staged a protest on campus Thursday. The group demanded the release of more than 200 Nigerian girls abducted from a public school in Nigeria. KMUW’s Carla Eckels reports...
Two organizations are getting $25,000 each from the Kansas Health Foundation to help residents in the Baxter Springs area recover from the EF-2 tornado that damaged 100 homes and 12 businesses last month.
The American Red Cross Midway-Kansas Chapter and the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas will use the money to help the community bounce back from the April 27th tornado.
The groups will provide food, shelter, clothing and emotional support for people affected by the storm.
Last week, Wichita’s Union Station quietly turned 100 years old. The once bustling stalwart of downtown has been sitting empty since 2007. But now the building has a new owner and there are hopes of reviving the building to the centerpiece it once was.
A Look Back
People once entered Union Station to board trains destined for St. Louis, Chicago and even Los Angeles. The Frisco, Santa Fe and Rock Island provided a luxurious, long-winding glimpse of the American landscape.