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The Wichita Eagle

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Past articles by Bill:

‘Rock the Block’ to fight blight by building Habitat homes on vacant lots

The front for the city’s battle against blight has shifted. → Read More

Youth absorb history at Memorial Day service for fallen military

Memorial Day at Resthaven Mortuary and Cemetery was about lessons learned. → Read More

Man, 29, injured in Hutchinson accident involving Wichita driver

A 29-year-old Hutchinson man was injured early Monday morning in what police are calling an alcohol-related car-pedestrian accident in Hutchinson. → Read More

Reservoir could help aquifer project achieve long-term water goals for Wichita

A storage reservoir near Sedgwick has risen to the top of the options for Wichita’s long-term water future. → Read More

City will transfer National Baseball Congress assets to nonprofit foundation Tuesday

The assets of the National Baseball Congress will be formally transferred by the city Tuesday to its new nonprofit foundation. → Read More

City Council makes Old Town an entertainment district

It got a lot more expensive for Old Town scofflaws Tuesday morning. → Read More

City Council votes to move ahead with new downtown library

A divided Wichita City Council voted 5-2 Tuesday morning to proceed with planning for a new downtown library. → Read More

Wichita leaders to propose next steps toward downtown high-tech learning center

Tuesday’s Wichita City Council meeting could be the last stand for supporters who’ve clung to the notion of a new downtown library for the past eight years. → Read More

City officials examine snow removal plans after last winter’s problems

Intent on avoiding a repeat of last winter’s snow removal controversy, city officials are weighing the privatization of a part of their emergency winter roads operation. → Read More

Cheney Reservoir remains full despite dry start to 2014

It’s hot – record-setting hot. And it’s dry. But there’s plenty of water for Wichita in Cheney Reservoir. → Read More

Council to discuss jobs fund, transit, quality-of-life facilities

City Council members will get the first of eight white papers Tuesday on long-term Wichita projects. → Read More

Analysts: Buy-in needed to pass sales tax increase in Wichita

Wichita voters would have to be sold on a sales tax increase to help pay for a $90 million local economic development fund, political analysts say. → Read More

$90 million sought to grow Wichita jobs, possibly from sales tax

City, county and economic development officials unveiled Thursday morning the next topic in the ongoing community debate over Wichita’s future: a $90 million economic development warchest to make Wichita more competitive for jobs. → Read More

City Council to consider making Old Town an entertainment district

The price of causing trouble in Old Town is about to go through the roof, courtesy of a City Hall partnership to crack down on late-night offenders. → Read More

Oklahoma officials back Wichita’s passenger rail efforts

Wichita’s plan to return passenger rail to the city and Kansas has gained a major endorsement. → Read More

City Council to discuss air quality plan for Wichita

The City Council will shift its focus to air quality on Tuesday, when it considers a plan to keep Wichita’s warm, humid summertime air as clean as possible. → Read More

City staff continues to explore role of aquifer project

Public works officials are weighing how to best utilize the city’s $244 million aquifer storage and recovery project – if the City Council gives it a prominent role in Wichita’s water future. → Read More

City Council tours terminal

Last updated: 4:29 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014 → Read More

City’s contributions for employee retirement programs to drop slightly

Wichita taxpayers will get a $1.4 million break next year on their annual contributions to two major city employee retirement programs. → Read More

City manager: Wichita would not have survived drought without aquifer project

Wichita wouldn’t have survived last summer’s drought without a controversial $244 million groundwater recharge project, city staff says. → Read More