The City of Wichita has approved the demolition of three historic apartment buildings along Market and Main streets in downtown Wichita. KMUW’s Sean Sandefur has more…
The three low-rise, brick apartment buildings (507-509 S. Market and 514 S. Main) were built in the late 1920’s and are listed on both the National Register of Historic Places and the Register of Historic Kansas Places.
In a 5-1 vote, the Wichita City Council decided that the owner had exhausted all efforts to renovate the buildings, which are boarded up and commonly vandalized.
Woo hoo! Roll over, Beethoven! Tell Tchaikovsky the news! Rock and roll is here to stay! And by “rock and roll,” I mean earthquakes.
Kansas Geological Survey representatives recently testified at a legislative hearing. They said it’s not the fracking, it's the reinjecting of salty wastewater from the oil and gas drilling process into the earth. In other words, it’s not the frack, it’s the brack--brackish water injection.
If you’ve been to a recent Wichita City Council meeting, you’ve most likely heard the term, "tax increment financing," which is usually shortened to TIF. These redevelopment incentives are common throughout the U.S.
But what exactly are TIFs? And how are they being used to help shape the development of downtown Wichita? KMUW’s Sean Sandefur has this report…
Real estate developer Dave Burk is looking down a rough, unkempt stretch of Mosley Street in Wichita’s Old Town neighborhood. It’s about two football fields long, sitting between 2nd and 3rd streets.
A public ceremony is planned for Friday afternoon in Wichita to mark the 50th anniversary of the Piatt Street plane crash.
As KMUW’s Deborah Shaar reports, Wichita’s mayor issued an official Proclamation during Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
Mayor Carl Brewer designated Friday, January 16, 2015 as the Piatt Street Plane Crash 50th Year Remembrance.
“I call upon the people of Wichita and McConnell Air Force Base to mourn and to give tribute to those who lost their lives," Mayor Brewer says. "To honor those who violently fought the fires to rescue the living.”
Alabama civil rights movement: Selma to Montgomery march: Iakovos, Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America with Martin Luther King, Jr. and Ralph Abernathy (Monday, March 15, 1965)
Credit Jack Rabin collection on Alabama civil rights and southern activists, 1941-2004 (bulk 1956-1974) , Historical Collections and Labor Archives, Eberly Family Special Collections Library, University Libraries, Pennsylvania State University.
This year, Wichitans will have plenty of opportunities to celebrate the life of civil rights leader, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We have of list of events with one beginning on Thursday and others sprinkled throughout the federal holiday weekend.