Wichita news media

Year in Review: 2017

Year in Review: 2017

Here are highlights from Voice for Liberty for 2017. Was it a good year for the principles of individual liberty, limited government, economic freedom, and free markets in Wichita and Kansas? Also, don't miss these notable episodes of WichitaLiberty.TV in 2017: Dr. James Otteson on capitalism Keen Umbehr on criminal justice reform Ben Jones on the death penalty in Kansas Fred L. Smith, Jr., founder of the Competitive Enterprise Institute Kansas Senator Ty Masterson Kansas Representatives Leo Delperdang, Susan Humphries, John Whitmer, along with their leader Speaker of the House Ron Ryckman Jonathan Williams, chief economist at American Legislative Exchange…
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Spirit Aerosystems incentives reported

Spirit Aerosystems incentives reported

Opinions vary on economic development incentives, but we ought to expect to be told the truth of the details. The Wichita Business Journal has reported on the economic development incentives used to cement the Spirit AeroSystems expansion announced last week. Following are some quotes from its article How Wichita won the battle for Spirit AeroSystems’ expansion. Background on the aspects of the deal can be found at Spirit expands in Wichita. Wichita Business Journal: "And many aren’t shy about bringing cash to the table as an incentive. In Wichita, in the wake of the defeat at the polls in 2014…
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For Wichita Eagle, no concern about relationships

For Wichita Eagle, no concern about relationships

Should the Wichita Eagle, a city's only daily newspaper and the state's largest, be concerned about the parties to its business relationships? It's a question that the Wichita Eagle should be considering. But the newspaper's top executives seem to have no concern. On February 14 I sent a message to the publisher and executive editor of the Wichita Eagle expressing my concerns about the newspaper's future landlords. That letter appears below. After several follow-up attempts by email and telephone, neither would respond. Sent I sent this message, I've found I was mistaken about the ownership of the building to where…
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The Joseph Ashby Show, revived

The Joseph Ashby Show, revived

He's no longer on AM radio at KQAM, but people still want to hear him. So for now there's the Joseph Ashby Show podcast. There are several ways to listen: Like The Joseph Ashby Show on Facebook. Click here for this. (Be sure to ask for notifications, or at least for posts to show at the top of your newsfeed.) Subscribe to the podcast on Podbean. Click here for this. Follow The Joseph Ashby Show on Twitter. Click on @JosephAshbyShow.
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Wichita Business Journal editorial missed the news on the Wichita economy

Wichita Business Journal editorial missed the news on the Wichita economy

A Wichita business newspaper's editorial ignores the history of our local economy. Even the history that it reported in its own pages. Of the several problems with a Wichita Business Journal editorial, the worst is the author's view that now, with the result of the David Dennis/Karl Peterjohn election for Sedgwick County Commission, the Wichita area can return to making progress in economic growth. The article is full of phrases like "good news for anyone in Wichita who values the city’s growth" and "We once took pride, in Wichita and in Kansas, in our record of pragmatic, collaborative economic growth."[1.…
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