Evan Pflugradt

Evan is a graduate student at Wichita State, pursuing his master’s in journalism after graduating from the Elliott School with a bachelor’s degree in 2017. He has enjoyed exploring Wichita since he moved to the city from Olathe, Kansas, in 2015.

He previously worked for The Sunflower, Wichita State’s student newspaper, in multiple capacities, including serving as the publication’s editor-in-chief, where his coverage ranged from campus news, sports, and opinion.

In his role interning at KMUW, Evan hopes to explore local news coverage in business and education. Evan has a passion for in-depth reporting, and aspires to have a career in reporting after he finishes school.

When he’s not at work, Evan enjoys following his favorite sports teams: the Green Bay Packers, the Kansas City Royals, and Wichita State Shocker basketball.

The Kansas Department of Revenue has announced the end of the QFlow line management system used at Department of Motor Vehicles offices.

The system, which was used at seven locations, allowed for users to digitally check in on their phone or computer before arriving at the DMV.

Rachel Witten, director of public relations with the Department of Revenue, said QFlow – which was installed in 2017 – was not working effectively.

The system required a two-part check in from users, who needed to complete their check in upon arriving at the DMV.

Kansas residents have until Tuesday to register to vote in the upcoming primary election.

The primary election is Aug. 7. Only voters registered with a party can vote in the primary election.

Kansas voters cannot change their party affiliation until Sept. 1, said Tabitha Lehman, Sedgwick County’s election commissioner. Voters who are unaffiliated may select a party when they go to vote in the primary.

Federal prosecutors have revived an effort to target violent crime in Kansas, this time with a focus on Wichita and Garden City, U.S. Attorney for Kansas Stephen McAllister announced Thursday.

The Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative prioritizes federal prosecutions of repeat violent offenders and convicted criminals who carry firearms.