Q: I am curious about what buildings and land are owned by the city and the county. Got addresses? A: Well, yes. That is, we have a list of properties owned by the city and county — almost 300 of them (Page A8), with some intriguing facts
Q: Will the huge new medical complex in Onaga take patients and business away from hospitals in Wamego and other towns in the region? Will they be forced to cut services or staff?
Q: If an ambulance is called but the injured person elects to not be transported, does the ambulance still charge a fee? What is included in the 911 emergency services fund that is paid for by taxpayers?
How can candidate Bryan Whitney run for the 1st District Congressional seat if he lives in Wichita? Isn’t Wichita in the 4th District?
Q: Did Manhattan city officials install manhole and water meter covers from companies in Wabash, Ind., to play off Kanas State athletics’ adoption of “The Wabash Cannonball?”
Q: There has been discussion recently about forming a watershed district in an attempt to stop flooding on Wildcat Creek. What exactly is a watershed district and how does it function? And what is the alternative if the district isn’t created?
Q: Is the city still planning to create some kind of a diamond thing at the intersection of Seth Child Road and Fort Riley Boulevard? If so, when will it happen and how long will construction slow up traffic?
Q: What’s with the new trees downtown? Why did the city plant small trees before they can give a canopy of shade? Why did they choose these trees anyway over other species? And why did some trees on North Fourth Street disappear?
Q: There have been lots of movies about newspapers, or flicks featuring heroic reporters risking life and limb for a big story. Which of these films represent anything like the day-to-day business of a real newspaper?
Q: Does Manhattan’s mayor have any more authority than the other four city commissioners? Wynn Butler fights routinely to hold down the city’s budget – so now that he’s mayor, can he use any additional power to push his favorite issue?
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