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Democratic candidate for governor Josh Svaty speaking to reporters Wednesday at the Kansas Statehouse. (photo credit: Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, September 27th

Josh Svaty, a 37-year-old former legislator who headed the state Department of Agriculture under former Governor Kathleen Sebelius, is one of three candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for the Kansas governor's race.

Tyson has proposed building a new chicken processing plant in Kansas.
Harvest Public Media Wednesday, September 27th

Tyson Poultry has been fined $2.5 million for criminal clean water violations at its plant in Monett, Missouri. The violations were ultimately responsible for causing the deaths of more than 100,000 fish in southwest Missouri. Tyson is hoping to build a new chicken processing plant somewhere in Kansas.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, September 27th

Workers at a Wichita tax office say they were unable to call 911 on their office phones after a co-worker was shot last week. 

Kansas News Service Tuesday, September 26th

The move to hold local elections in fall is part of an effort to boost voter participation rates, which are typically lower in local elections compared to federal and state contests.

file photo of Wichita Republican Mark Hutton (photo credit: Stephen Koranda)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, September 26th

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Mark Hutton says he’s open to working with expansion advocates to fashion a “Kansas-specific” plan.

The first of three large hog waste pits under construction near the town of Pfeifer, southeast of Hays. (Photo by Bryan Thompson / Kansas News Service)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, September 26th

Residents of Rush County, in central Kansas, are growing concerned about a hog plant that's hoping to expand its operations from housing 3,800 pigs to housing more than 24,000.

Harvest Public Media is a consortium of public radio and TV stations reporting on agriculture and other issues affecting the rural Midwest.
Harvest Public Media Tuesday, September 26th

One of the world's leading seed companies, Syngenta, is settling lawsuits filed by farmers against the company.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press.
Associated Press Tuesday, September 26th

Former state Representative Mark Hutton has officially entered the race for the Republican nomination for Kansas governor.

This is near the spot in central Kansas where the Chisholm Trail intersects with the Santa Fe Trail. (Photo by Rex Buchanan)
Associated Press Tuesday, September 26th

A group of modern-day cowboys recreated an old-fashioned cattle drive to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail, which brought longhorn cattle from Texas to railheads in Kansas.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press.
Associated Press Monday, September 25th

The Kansas Department of Corrections says it will continue mandatory 12-hour shifts for officers at El Dorado Correctional Facility for at least another 90 days.

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