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  1. Opinion LineRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

    ... the one or criminalize the other. It's called equal protection under the law. How sad that three Sedgwick County commissioners can't see their way clear to provide a small amount of assistance to FlightSafety after the tragic plane crash into its ...

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  2. Help FlightSafetyRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

    When a plane slammed into a FlightSafety International facility in west Wichita on Oct. 30, sparking an inferno and ending four lives, the immediate local response was the only possible one amid such a tragedy: How can we help? Now, surely that generous community spirit can extend to enabling the company to rebuild, expand and recover from the crash, even if doing so necessitates some public financial assistance - or a solution that bypasses Sedgwick County's government. The Eagle's Dion Lefler reported over the weekend that the new conservative majority on the County Commission had blocked a request that the county match Wichita in providing help to FlightSafety.

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  3. Wichita Chamber's GWEDC managing contract to end this summerRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Business Journal

    ... n to his new role. Its $1.8 million operating budget is funded through a mix of private, city of Wichita and Sedgwick County contributions. The private sector contributes $1.2 million, and the city and county each kick in $300,000.

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  4. Opinion Line ExtraRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Wichita Eagle

    ... If Dorothy knew Sam Brownback and Charles Koch, she'd be begging the Wizard to let her stay in Oz. While Sedgwick County commissioners smugly refuse the federal sustainability grants, other communities will use the money we all pay to the feds to ...

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  5. Intrust Bank Arena loss for 2014 is $5 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Voice For Liberty in Wichita

    The depreciation expense of Intrust Bank Arena in downtown Wichita recognizes and accounts for the sacrifices of the people of Sedgwick County and its visitors to pay for the arena. But no one wants to talk about this.

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  6. FlightSafety rebuild aid divides Wichita, Sedgwick CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | The Capital-Journal

    But The Wichita Eagle reports that a new conservative majority on the Sedgwick County Commission is blocking assistance for FlightSafety International's building at the Wichita airport. FlightSafety spokesman Steve Phillips says the company hasn't made a decision about its plans yet.

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  7. Voters didna t stick to names on mayoral ballotRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Wichita Eagle

    ... in the primary along with Winn. Among other notable noncandidates to garner support, according to the Sedgwick County Election Office's results : Wichita State University men's basketball coach Gregg Marshall had eight write-in votes, City Council ...

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  8. Pressure on new Greater Wichita PartnershipRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Wichita Eagle

    The reorganized effort to develop Wichita's economy calls for praise and optimism, not only because it looks promising and has a proven go-getter in charge but because failure is not an option. Neither, judging from recent decisions at Sedgwick County, is an economic development strategy that relies on local government for leadership.

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  9. Letter: Supporting ClarksonRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Capital-Journal

    I wish to express my support for Beth Clarkson, a Wichita State University mathematician and chief statistician for the university's National Institute of Aviation Research, who is requesting the paper trail for the voting machines used in Sedgwick County. It would seem to be a given that officials would sample the results to make sure the votes are recorded accurately.

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  10. Wichita, Sedgwick County disagree over providing financial aid to help FlightSafety rebuildRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | The Wichita Eagle

    After a plane crash that killed four people and devastated FlightSafety International's building at the Wichita airport, the city government appears poised to help the company rebuild, while Sedgwick County is saying no to assistance. The conservative majority on the County Commission, Richard Ranzau, Karl Peterjohn and Jim Howell, have blocked a request to match the city in providing financial aid to help the stricken company rebuild and expand in Wichita, according to interviews with officials at both the county and city.

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  11. Man wounded in break-in attempt gets invite from homeownerRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | KSNT-TV Topeka

    ... during an attempted home break-in has gotten an invitation to worship with the pastor who shot him. The Sedgwick County prosecutor's office said the pastor provides assistance to men with alcohol and drug addiction. During a sentencing hearing ...

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  12. Letters on county commissioners, welfare rules, fearing God, abortion, Westar cleanupRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | The Wichita Eagle

    The Sedgwick County website clearly delineates, via its " legislative platform" and "core principles ," what voters have a right to expect from our county commissioners. Absolutely nowhere does it say that one of their functions is to protect us from the federal government .

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  13. Case against suspect in 2013 shootout moved to Butler CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | The Wichita Eagle

    Two years ago, officials and law enforcement agreed to try a couple in Sedgwick County District Court for the attempted murder of a sheriff's deputy and the aggravated battery of another after a 12-minute, three-county police pursuit ended in a shootout near Potwin. Sedgwick County had "more of a vested interest" in prosecuting the pair, Butler County Attorney Darrin Devinney told The Eagle at the time; the chase started in Sedgwick County and it was a Sedgwick County sheriff's deputy who suffered a shotgun blast to the right eye.

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  14. Woman draws maximum sentence for role in 2013 shooting of deputyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | The Wichita Eagle

    A woman who pleaded no contest to attempted murder of a law enforcement officer was sentenced Wednesday to more than 20 years in prison. Clara Crosser, 27, also was convicted of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, two counts of burglary, criminal damage to property and possession of methamphetamine for her role in a chase that ended in the shooting of a Sedgwick County sheriff's deputy on March 11, 2013.

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  15. Man charged in deputy shootings released from hospital, taken to jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | The Wichita Eagle

    A 35-year-old man charged with attempted first-degree murder in the shootings of two deputies earlier this month has been released from the hospital and taken to jail, Sedgwick County sheriff's Lt. David Mattingly said Tuesday.

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  16. Suspects in deputy's shooting charged with attempted murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | The Wichita Eagle

    Outside of the courtroom, Clara Catherine Crosser's mother sobbed as she heard the charges against her daughter, one of two people accused of attempted first-degree murder - among other crimes - in the recent shooting of a Sedgwick County sheriff's deputy. "Ten counts, my god.

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  17. Radio traffic tells story of Sedgwick County deputy's shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | The Wichita Eagle

    Following a 12-minute high-speed chase from Sedgwick County, into Harvey County and ending in Butler County, he's just been hit by shotgun pellets on his right side. And he's announcing his own wounding over radio traffic in the fading sunlight Monday evening.

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  18. Flight Safety International incentives packageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | KAKE

    ... at then Mid-Continent Airport. Four were killed including the pilot and six others were injured. Wichita and Sedgwick County leaders confirm to KAKE News of work on a potential incentives package to keep Flight Safety International's Citation ...

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  19. Man Wounded In Break-In Attempt Gets Invited From HomeownerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | WIBW-TV Topeka

    A man wounded during an attempted home break-in has gotten an invitation to worship with the pastor who shot him. The Sedgwick County prosecutor's office said the pastor provides assistance to men with alcohol and drug addiction.

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  20. Growing eco-devo unrest prompts formation of Greater Wichita PartnershipRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | Business Journal

    ... Wichita Partnership are seeking additional input from various stakeholders, such as the city of Wichita, Sedgwick County and Wichita State University , to determine the best way forward. "This is really an entire group of folks coming together to ...

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