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Kansas Corporation Commission members, from left, Shari Albrecht, Pat Apple and Jay Emler announced an investigation Tuesday of oil wastewater well permits issued since late 2008. (photo credit: Madeline Fox, Kansas News Service)

The Kansas Corporation Commission is looking into years of wastewater well permits granted to oil and gas companies.

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

Tyson Foods has announced that it will build a $300 million dollar chicken processing plant in Tennessee after northeast Kansas residents rejected a similar project.in September.

​ Jon Hamdorf, interim Medicaid director with the Kansas Department of Health and Enviornment, responds to questions at a KanCare 2.0 public hearing last week in Topeka.  (Photo by Jim McLean / Kansas News Service)

Kansas officials are promising that longstanding problems with KanCare – the state’s privatized Medicaid program – will be fixed in the new and improved version of the program. KanCare 2.0.  But some recipients and service providers remain skeptical.  

Governor Brownback speaking outside the governor's mansion Tuesday. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Governor Brownback said he's leaving the budget planning to the lieutenant governor.

Kansas State University in Manhattan has become a top choice for gay students.  KSU is the 45th friendliest campus for LGBTQ students, according to CollegeChoice.net.

Nearly all college campuses strive to create an inclusive environment.  When it comes to Kansas universities that create a welcoming environment for the LGBTQ community, Kansas State University gets high marks. 

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

Kansas lawmakers say they will work to fix the state's culture of secrecy after a series in the Kansas City Star highlighted alarming levels of secrecy in state and local government. 

German-Italian POW memorial service held at Fort Riley on Thursday, November 16, 2017. (Photo from the Big Red One)

Fort Riley holds an annual memorial service to remember former enemies of the United States who died as POWs during World War II. 

Governor Sam Brownback at an event unveiling a planned Tyson facility in September. That plan was later put on hold. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

A plan for a similar plant in Kansas was put on hold in September.

Photo by Stephen Koranda

Voter turnout jumped in many areas this year.

The proposal would revisit a 2015 agreement to phase out tax credits for the wind energy industry.

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