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2 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Central Street in Maize to be renamed Academy Avenue

Ask someone to meet you at Central and Maize, and they likely will head to the west Wichita intersection - where Central Avenue meets Maize Road - not the one about six miles north in the suburb of Maize.

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Related Topix: Maize, KS, Wichita, KS

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Capital-Journal

Kansas uses rigorous evidence standard for child abuse, neglect

Kansas is the only state in the country that requires clear and convincing evidence to substantiate an allegation of child abuse or neglect.

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Related Topix: Kansas, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Healthcare Law

The Wichita Eagle

Grass fires kept firefighters busy on a windy Sunday afternoon in Wichita area

The first call was reported at 12:48 p.m. as a fire in the frontyard at 3233 S. Blue Lake Court, said a dispatcher for the Sedgwick County 911 system.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS, Greenwich, KS, Weather

The Wichita Eagle

In Need of Care: Reports of girl's abuse deemed - unsubstantiated' by DCF

When someone reported that the adoptive mother of a 14-year-old Sedgwick County girl had hit her with a bat, the Kansas Department for Children and Families found there was not "clear and convincing" evidence that abuse had occurred.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Criminal Defense Law

The Wichita Eagle

Donna Sweet and Thomas Bloxham: Project Access still meeting vital need

In 1999, frustrated with the inability of a community to care for its most vulnerable, a Wichita physician struck out to find a solution.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS, Health Insurance, Health, Opinion

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Plans for Sedgwick County Park would take people down memory lane

Plans are underway to craft what's being called a memory park inside the sprawling county-owned space at 6501 W. 21st St. North, thanks to a community initiative known as Together Wichita 2014.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS, Education Etc.

The Wichita Eagle

In Need of Care: Lawyer of parents accused of abusing adopted daughter wants case closed to media

The lawyer for parents accused of abusing their 14-year-old adopted daughter and keeping her in a windowless basement room asked Friday that Sedgwick County District Court Judge Patrick Walters close the case to the media.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

The Wichita Eagle

Parental substance abuse main reason Kansas children removed from their homes

"The mother admitted she smokes methamphetamine through the day but not all day," says a child-in-need-of-care petition, filed Aug. 14 in Sedgwick County District Court on behalf of the children.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Wichita, KS, Marijuana

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Vashti Seacat autopsy report released, detailing wounds

The autopsy report on murder victim Vashti Seacat has been released, and it includes details of her gunshot wounds and the finding that she had no carbon monoxide in her blood and no alcohol or drugs in her system.

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Related Topix: Kingman, KS, Violent Crime, Suicide, Wichita, KS

The Wichita Eagle

Sedgwick County residents must use bulky waste disposal coupons by Nov. 5

Sedgwick County residents have until Nov. 5 to use coupons to dispose of bulky waste such as furniture and electronics for free.

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The Wichita Eagle

County commissioners to hear request from Costco on planned land acquisition

Costco has filed a request with Sedgwick County to withdraw the land it is acquiring at Kellogg and Webb from an industrial district created for Beechcraft 35 years ago.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Kansas Cyclist

Sunflower Foundation Announces August 2014 Trail Grants

The Sunflower Foundation has announced their latest grants for community trail development, part of their commitment to making Kansas one of the best trail states in the country.

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Related Topix: Kansas, Education Etc., Douglas County, KS, Roeland Park, KS, Johnson County, KS

Voice For Liberty in Wichita

Wichita arena sales tax not a model of success

Supporters of a new sales tax in Wichita use the Intrust Bank Arena as an example of successful application of a sales tax.

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The Wichita Eagle

Man charged with first-degree murder waives right to preliminary hearing

A Wichita man charged with first-degree felony murder in a fatal shooting at a house party this summer is facing jury trial Sept.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Wichitaa s latest food truck serves cupcakes

"I was 10 when I started baking, and I did it so that when my dad got home, he'd be happy," she said.

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Related Topix: Cake, Baked Goods, Life, Dessert, Food, Wichita, KS, Entertainment

The Wichita Eagle

Pollen allergies peak in Wichita

Last week, our pollen level ranked No. 1 nationally on Pollen.com. This week, we dropped two spots to No.

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Related Topix: Wichita, KS, Medicine, Allergy, Health

The Wichita Eagle

Judge Henderson wona t contest findings of panel recommending censure

A Sedgwick County judge is not going to contest the findings of a state panel recommending that he be disciplined for violating judicial conduct rules.

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Related Topix: Entertainment

Tue Aug 26, 2014

KAKE

Mild, wet summer means bad fall allergies

"We've had so much rain this summer it's growing really tall," said Hroticulturist Bob Neier with the Sedgwick County Extension Agency.

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Related Topix: Pollen, Medicine, Health

The Wichita Eagle

Robin Williamsa death puts spotlight back on depression

"I felt my whole life had been for nothing," the 40-something writer/blogger said.

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Related Topix: Depression, Health, Wichita, KS, University of Kansas, Genetics, Medicine

Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

WSU to host seminar on preventing sexual assaults

A seminar on preventing sexual assaults at schools and college campuses will take place at Wichita State University on Wednesday, WSU said in a prepared statement.

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Related Topix: Wichita State University, Prison

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