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Wichita State University is in talks with the YMCA to build a new fitness facility on the school's Innovation Campus.

Wichita State students would automatically be Y members under the new plan and have access to other Y's in Sedgwick, Butler and Harvey counties.

Teri Hall, WSU vice president for student affairs, says the new facility would offer upper-end workout classes for students, a drop-in day care center, and wellness services.

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The fourth Regional Mayors Summit will be held in Derby on Wednesday. As KMUW’s Carla Eckels reports, mayors from a 10-county region are expected to share ideas about how to stimulate the economy in south-central Kansas.

Mayors from Wichita, Derby, Mount Hope and Goddard are coordinating the summit, which is expected to attract close to 30 mayors from across south-central Kansas.

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A private developer plans to build a student apartment complex on Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus.

MWCB LLC will finance and build the new facility, which will include 112 apartment units for graduate and undergraduate students who are at least in their sophomore year. WSU staff and employees who work for companies on the Innovation Campus can also live in the building.

Hotel Coming To Wichita State's Innovation Campus

Jun 17, 2016
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Wichita State’s Innovation Campus, a huge expansion taking shape along 17th Street, just got a new tenant.

Element by Westin, a hotel chain with a contemporary design, will be the first addition and a focal point of Braeburn Square, the university’s new retail and mixed-use corridor. There will also be several units for retail and restaurants.

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Wichita State University, the city of Wichita and Sedgwick County officially announced plans for a new Law Enforcement Training Center on Tuesday.

The $9.5 million state-of-the-art facility will be located on WSU’s Innovation Campus. It will include training space and classrooms for the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department, the Wichita Police Department, and the WSU's criminal justice program.

Chief Gordon Ramsay of the WPD says a training partnership between the city and county has existed for more than 30 years.

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Gov. Sam Brownback has until Thursday to sign a budget passed by the Kansas Legislature two weeks ago. He'll need to find nearly $200 million in savings in order for the budget to be balanced. One of the options on the table is to cut a portion of spending to the University of Kansas and Kansas State. KMUW's Sean Sandefur sat down with Wichita State President John Bardo to talk funding higher education. 

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Sedgwick County and City of Wichita officials are scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss plans for a joint law enforcement training center.

County commissioners voted 3-2 on Wednesday to pursue a meeting with the city to go over four proposals and the evaluation process.

The county’s Bid Board is recommending that the training facility be built on Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus. The estimated cost would be $9.5 million dollars.

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Sedgwick County and the City of Wichita are facing a May 18 deadline for finalizing an agreement for a new law enforcement training center.

The county commissioners are set to take up the issue at their Wednesday meeting.

The county’s bid board is recommending the commissioners accept a proposal to build a new law enforcement training center on Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus. The facility would replace the current center, a former elementary school on West 37th Street North that’s more than 30 years old and wasn’t meeting training needs.

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The state of Kansas reduced its revenue projections for this fiscal year and the next by $228.6 million, further increasing the state's budget deficit. As a result, Gov. Sam Brownback proposed three plans for erasing the shortfall, one of which affects K-12 education.

The plan would cut spending to public schools, universities and most state agencies by nearly $140 million. Cuts ranging from 3 percent to 5 percent would reduce funding for school districts across the state by more than $57 million.

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The City of Wichita is looking into the possibility of building a new law enforcement training center on Wichita State University’s campus.

Currently, both the City of Wichita and Sedgwick County train their officers at an aging facility on the northwest side of Wichita. They’ve been looking to build a new building for years.

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