Deborah Shaar, KMUW

Deborah Shaar


Wichita, KS, United States

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Past articles by Deborah:

Wichita Bus Tour Company Welcomes The Return Of Summer Travelers

Summer vacation is back. After the pandemic canceled most plans last year, AAA says the rising COVID-19 vaccination rate and relaxed health guidelines are → Read More

Sedgwick County Opens Up Covid-19 Vaccine Eligibility For Kids Over 12

Adolescents are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations . The Sedgwick County Health Department on Thursday began offering the Pfizer vaccine to kids over → Read More

Facing Declining Demand For Vaccinations, Sedgwick County Opens Clinic To Walk-ins

Starting Monday, walk-ins will be allowed at Sedgwick County’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic inside the former central library in downtown Wichita. The → Read More

Need A Shot? Sedgwick County Offering Community COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

The Sedgwick County Health Department is offering more opportunities to get the COVID-19 vaccination in the next few weeks. → Read More

Wichita Entertainment Venues Coming Back To Life Following Pandemic Shutdown

After going dark because of the pandemic, many big entertainment venues in Wichita are reopening for live performances this spring. Stages at the Orpheum → Read More

Wichita Flower Shop Caters To Growing Trend: Proud 'Plant Parents'

Houseplants are back — in a big way. Just ask Tillie’s Flowers. → Read More

Sedgwick County Ends Mask Mandate Before New State Law Takes Effect

Sedgwick County has ended its mask mandate and other safety protocols intended to fight the spread of COVID-19. → Read More

Another COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Opens In Sedgwick County

Sedgwick County opened a second mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic today as more residents become eligible to receive the vaccine. The clinic will run → Read More

It Survived A Depression And Two World Wars. Now, Fruhauf Uniforms Marches Through Latest Challenge

Fruhauf Uniforms in Wichita survived the 1918 pandemic, the Great Depression and more recent recessions. And now, with the pandemic, it’s again finding its → Read More

Despite State Lawsuit, New Tribal Casino Opening In Park City

A new casino owned by a Native American tribe opens Tuesday in Park City. The Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma built the CrossWinds Casino after receiving → Read More

New Health Order Relaxes Some COVID-19 Business Restrictions In Sedgwick County

Sedgwick County’s new COVID-19 public health order relaxes some business restrictions and allows larger gatherings. Health Officer Dr. Garold Minns issued → Read More

State Ethics Group Fines Michael O'Donnell $25K For Campaign Finance Violations

Former Sedgwick County Commissioner Michael O’Donnell was fined $25,000 by the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission for violating campaign finance laws. O → Read More

Appointments Closed For Now As Sedgwick County Awaits More COVID-19 Vaccines

The Sedgwick County Health Department expects to receive more COVID-19 vaccine this week. The county is in Phase 2 of the state vaccination plan but will → Read More

The 2020 Election Set Records In Sedgwick County

The 2020 general election set records in Sedgwick County for early voting and the overall number of ballots cast. A post-election report presented to → Read More

Wichita Health Care Workers Receive First Coronavirus Vaccines

Health care workers in Wichita were among the first in the state to get the new COVID-19 vaccination. Five employees of the Ascension Via Christi health → Read More

Former Sedgwick County GOP Leader Dalton Glasscock Selected To Fill Commission Vacancy

Sedgwick County Republicans selected their former leader to serve the remainder of the term for the 2nd District seat on the county commission. → Read More

Sedgwick County Issues New Health Order And Sets Up Online Portal To Report Violators

A new COVID-19 health order for Sedgwick County limits public gatherings to 25 people and continues current restrictions for businesses. The mandates are → Read More

With Slim Lead Over O'Donnell, Lopez Wins Sedgwick County Commission Race

Voters elected Democrat Sarah Lopez to a four-year term on the Sedgwick County Commission. Official election results certified Monday confirm Lopez won the → Read More

Sedgwick County Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions, Adds Fine For Violations

In response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the area, Sedgwick County is tightening restrictions on bars, restaurants and → Read More

Sedgwick County Sees Increase In Registered Voters, Ballots Cast In 2020 General Election

Preliminary voter turnout numbers in Sedgwick County show more votes were cast in Tuesday's general election than in the 2016 presidential election. The → Read More