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Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press

Tyson Foods says its plans to build a $320 million chicken-processing plant near Tonganoxie are "on hold" after the Leavenworth County Commission reversed its support of issuing $500 million in industrial revenue bonds to help finance the plant. 

Richard Besser, CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, announces the selection of Allen County for the foundation's 2017 Culture of Health Prize, at a ceremony in Iola. (Photo: Jim McLean, Kansas News Service)

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has selected Allen County as one of its 2017 Culture of Health Prize winners.

DCF Secretary Phyllis Gilmore at the task force meeting. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Kids slept in offices because other placements weren't immediately available.

  David Toland, CEO of Thrive Allen County, and others prepare for a Tuesday ceremony in Iola where community officials will receive a national award for their health-improvement efforts.  (Photo by Jim McLean / Kansas News Service)

Allen County is one of eight 2017 winners of the Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s largest public health philanthropy. In short, this national award is a pretty big deal. It recognizes Allen County's efforts to create a healthier community.

KU is expanding free help for DACA renewals.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press

Leavenworth County officials have backed away from offering a key incentive for a planned Tyson Foods chicken-processing plant south of Tonganoxie. 

The shift came after a a heated town hall meeting in Tonganoxie that drew more than 2,000 people. 

The crowd gathered in a Tonganoxie park to share opinions on the proposed plant with Kansas lawmakers. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The meeting caused area lawmakers to come out in opposition to the plant.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press

After hearing from thousands of citizens opposed to the project, several state lawmakers now say they'll join in the fight to stop a massive poultry processing plant from being built near Tonganoxie.  And now, Leavenworth County Commissioners are having second thoughts about the plant.

The Kansas Chamber of Commerce will ask the state's congressional delegation about healthcare reform, tax reform and possible changes in U.S. trade policies.


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