On Feb. 2, the Wichita City Council will consider whether to allow businessmen Ron Ryan and Paul Gray to build apartments on vacant land near the northwest corner of Central and Maize Road. Residential and office neighbors oppose the size of Timber Grove Residences , which Ryan and Gray say need to be 72 units in order to work financially.
Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, was in Iowa last weekend helping campaign for GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who finished a strong third in Monday's Iowa caucuses. Pompeo posted photos and comments on his campaign Facebook page .
An article in the Hill focused on the emergence of Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, as "an influential hawk" with three key assignments - as member of the House Intelligence Committee and the special House panel investigating the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack and, most recently, as a leader of a probe into whether the military's Central Command manipulated intelligence reports to fit the Obama administration's political narrative on ISIS. Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., called Pompeo a "nonstop worker" and made a prediction: "With his background and experience, if there was a Republican president elected, I think he would be on the short list for some type of appointment."
After being chosen as the new chairman of the Sedgwick County Commission, Jim Howell said he wanted to bring "some image-building to the county and some relationship-building with our partners." He's off to a good start.
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The Kansas Senate's top leader says one of its committees is likely to reconsider a dress code for women imposed by its chairman. Senate President Susan Wagle said the Ethics and Elections Committee will probably discuss the issue when it meets again next week.