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  • Halstead overrun with cats, humane society spaying and neutering

    Halstead overrun with cats, humane society spaying and neutering

    Feral cats are running rampant in Halstead and residents are fed up with the problem. 

    Feral cats are running rampant in Halstead and residents are fed up with the problem. 

  • Community invited to KAKE-TV's 65th Anniversary Celebration

    Community invited to KAKE-TV's 65th Anniversary Celebration

    Everyone is invited to celebrate KAKE-TV's 65th anniversary at a special community event.  

    Everyone is invited to celebrate KAKE-TV's 65th anniversary at a special community event.  

  • Residents call state of Mayor's race "dirty"

    Residents call state of Mayor's race "dirty"

    The decision of who should lead the City of Wichita has become more controversial than some voters had suspected.

    The decision of who should lead the City of Wichita has become more controversial than some voters had suspected.

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    • Kansas Supreme Court Nominating Chairman Mikel Stout, left, confers with commission member Terrence Campbell, right, during a break in its consideration of candidates for the state's highest court, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in Topeka, Kan.

      Judge opposed by abortion foes finalist for top Kansas court

      A trial-court judge opposed by Kansas’ most influential anti-abortion group is among three finalists to fill a state Supreme Court vacancy with conservatives pushing measures to rein in the state’s highest court. A state nominating commission led by attorneys selected Shawnee County District Judge Evelyn Wilson, the chief judge for the district that includes the state capital. Kansans for Life announced its opposition to her candidacy this week, citing...
    • Community invited to KAKE-TV's 65th Anniversary Celebration

      Everyone is invited to celebrate KAKE-TV's 65th anniversary at a special community event.  

    • Commercial retail in Wichita slow to pick up on national trends

      Some of the latest trends in commercial retail show we can expect to see more innovative entertainment and dining options. Clothing brands may open a store simply for customers to try on clothes and get fitted for sizes. Retailers have created temporary pop-up shops with interactive experiences to test their newest products. And the Esports industry continues to thrive, with Simon Property Group investing $5 million earlier this year into esports promotion and arena operator A...
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      People in the emptying parts of rural Kansas insist 'we're not going to let them die'

      Rural Kansas has a storied past, but decades of population decline stand poised to turn many once-vibrant places into ghost towns.

    • The radar in the attic

      Tucked away in the dusty, junk filled attic of KAKE TV is a relic from a bygone era of meteorology. Sandwiched between the station air handler and a pile of vintage broadcast gear is the Enterprise Electronics Corporation WR-100, a weather radar that served KAKEland from 1972 to 1984. 

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      USD 259: Pilot program helps Wichita fight statewide teacher shortage

      Wichita had better hiring numbers in 2019 than it's had in the last five years, but the state of Kansas is 815 teachers short. The majority of the open positions are in western Kansas, where rural districts are having trouble keeping teachers around.

    • 9-year-old 'guardian angel' alerts family of house fire

      A 9-year-old girl alerts her family of a fire that destroyed their house in Rose Hill.

    • ‘That’s me’: Sanitation worker shocked to see his simple, kind act viewed by thousands

      A local sanitation worker never expected his simple gesture for an Independence woman with dementia would be got on camera. 

    • Kansas man creating custom Halloween costumes for kids in wheelchairs

      A Kansas nonprofit is again going above and beyond for kids in wheelchairs this Halloween by creating custom costumes.

    • How write-in votes will affect general elections

      A new campaign for previous mayoral candidate Lyndy Wells is raising some questions for election night. There's a push by two former mayors for Wells who lost in the primaries to launch a write in campaign. 

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