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Governor Sam Brownback at the announcement of the original Tyson plant proposal. Members of Brownback's cabinet are now trying to find a new home for the plant in Kansas. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, September 20th

State officials want to keep Tyson in Kansas after a plan for a new plant faltered.

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 Wednesday, September 20th

Farmers in southern Colorado have voluntary decided to tax themselves for using too much water. The new and costly tax has resulted in less water usage and may help prolong the life of the aquifer upon which these farmers rely.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Wednesday, September 20th

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)
Kansas News Service Wednesday, September 20th

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)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, September 19th

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)
Kansas News Service Tuesday, September 19th

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.

Stephen Koranda Tuesday, September 19th

KU is expanding free help for DACA renewals.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press
Associated Press Tuesday, September 19th

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

Kansas News Service Monday, September 18th

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)
Stephen Koranda Monday, September 18th

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


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