November 07

Sedgwick County DA refuses to justify WPD shooting


Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett held a press conference today during which he stated that his office will not justify the April 2012 Wichita police shooting of Troy Lanning II. This marks the very first time the Sedgwick County DA’s office has not justified a Wichita police shooting, in the history of the county. […]

November 07

Mayor Carl Brewer should stand down on tax projects


Despite the stunning defeat of Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer’s proposed sales tax increase, and the fact that in April, Brewer’s term limit will expire, he and the City Council are determined to take action in financing the projects that the Wichita voters just shot down. The sales tax increase was defeated by an overwhelming 62-38 […]

October 21

IAFF: City of Wichita not treating firefighters fairly


Mark Woolbright, International Vice President for the International Association of Firefighters [IAFF] came to Wichita today, to address the City Council on anti-union actions taken by the City, against Wichita firefighters. Matt Shulte, President of Local 135, says Wichita firefighters are not being paid properly and face intimidation tactics from management. Jennifer Winn, candidate for […]

October 17

Kansas Water Board member: Wichita has 20 year water supply


This letter-to-the-editor was written by geologist Karma Mason, who also serves on the Kansas State Water Board: “Over the past year, the city of Wichita has evaluated potential new water supply options. Recently, the city revealed enhancement of the aquifer storage and recovery project (ASR) as the preferred new supply. Although ASR enhancement may ultimately […]

October 15

New Wichita petition to remove criminal penalties for marijuana


This is the final draft of the new petition to remove criminal penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana in the City of Wichita. I am having difficulty getting the downloadable pdf. version online, but it should be available soon.

October 14

Questioning the water project in the proposed Wichita sales tax increase


As some of you may know, I work for Jennifer Winn, who is currently running for Mayor, and who also happens to be an irrigation specialist. We were reading this recent story in the Wichita Eagle where Director of Public Works and Utilities, Alan King, cited a study conducted by Black and Veatch. King notes […]

September 23

How the University of Phoenix robbed me and millions of other students


I started my adult life as a homeless teenager, with a GED education and virtually nothing in the way of job skills. I slept on park benches, right here in Wichita, for a long time. Eventually, I was able to overcome homelessness, and I started a family, working menial jobs that brought me little in […]