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Demonstrators held a protest in Wichita on Saturday against a proposal to bring a Tyson poultry complex to Sedgwick County.

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The security area at the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport was pretty quiet earlier this week. But with Thanksgiving less than a week away, that’s going to change.

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The 2017 Kansas election is in the books as counties finished most of the work finalizing their results Thursday.

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Wichita’s police chief wants the state legislature to clarify laws on video taken by officers with body-worn cameras.

Chief Gordon Ramsay says he supports the use of body cams but does not think the video should be available to anyone who asks for it.

"You have to remember, in body camera footage, we catch people at the worst moments of their lives. We go into people’s homes…and should that be available to neighbors, ex-boyfriends or ex-girlfriends? What should be public and what shouldn’t?" he says.

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The cost of protesting at the Kansas Capitol in Topeka is increasing sometimes substantially.

Currently, Kansas charges $20 for any event at the Capitol. But beginning Jan. 1, it will charge based on the size of the event and other factors. The lowest price will be $50 for events that require no setup or cleanup.

The Kansas City Star reports factors increasing the price will include if groups require a podium, access to the public address system or tables and chairs.

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Film icon Dennis Hopper was born in Dodge City, Kansas, and grew up to act in hundreds of movie and television roles, from the mid-1950s until his death in 2010. He also directed a handful of movies, including "Easy Rider," often regarded as the first true independent American film. 

A new documentary called "Along for the Ride" looks at Hopper's career through the eyes of his friend and "right-hand man" for more than four decades, Satya de la Manitou. KMUW's Fletcher Powell spoke with de la Manitou and the documentary's director, Nick Ebeling.

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A.J. Croce has been releasing albums to critical acclaim since the early 1990s. With songs that are steeped in the American traditions of New Orleans, deep blues as well as folk and pop, he has carved a unique space for himself in the musical landscape. Born to singer-songwriters Jim and Ingrid Croce in 1971, the musician had shied away from performing his father’s music until recently.

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One out of four people in Kansas have a mental illness, and the latest estimates show that 13 percent aren’t receiving treatment. A grassroots mental illness organization is trying to change that.

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The Sedgwick County Board of Canvassers will meet Friday to certify the results of a recount in last week's  mayoral race in Haysville. According to Sedgwick County Chief Deputy Election Commissioner Sandy Gritz, the two opponents were separated by only 19 votes.

"The recount board met and located all the ballots that were cast in that race and did a hand recount of those ballots," Gritz said. "An independent verification of the hand recount found that the election results, as reported officially after the county canvass, matched the recount results exactly."

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The representative for community colleges in Kansas is warning the state Board of Regents that a federal tax overhaul could make higher education less affordable.

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