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Updated on Friday, Jan. 05 at 3:00 p.m: 

According to a press release from Sedgwick County, the victims of the grain facility accident has been identified as Joshua Rasbold, 28, and Marcus Tice, 32.

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Sedgwick County officials say two people died yesterday after being trapped in a grain elevator in south Wichita.

The county announced the bodies were recovered at about 5 p.m. Tuesday at the grain bin at Gavilon Grain.

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Sedgwick County commissioners will ask state lawmakers to review election laws on mail-in ballots during the next session.

The request is one of the key initiatives on the county’s 2018 legislative platform.

During the election canvass last month, Sedgwick County commissioners had to disqualify 23 mail-in ballots because voters didn’t sign the envelopes.

The voters were disabled, and needed help completing the ballot. State law requires both an assistant and the voter to sign affidavits for the ballot to be valid.

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Rather than putting your Christmas tree on the curb, Sedgwick County is asking people to drop their tree off at one of 22 recycling locations. Trees brought to the recycling locations will be turned into mulch, which will be available for anyone to pick up and use.

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Free flu shots are now available for uninsured Sedgwick County residents older than 19, according to a news release from the county.

The vaccine is available while supplies last at the county’s Division of Health main clinic at 2716 W. Central in Wichita. The clinic is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from noon to 6:30 p.m.

Flu vaccinations are recommended for anyone six months or older. There is no live virus in flu shots, and the vaccine cannot cause the flu.

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The Greater Wichita Partnership announced Thursday that Sedgwick County will not be offering any incentives to help lure a Tyson chicken processing plant.

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Sedgwick County last week adopted a list of priorities it would like to see state lawmakers take up during the 2018 legislative session.

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Sedgwick County is offering free HIV testing on Friday for World AIDS Day.

Conventional testing will be available at the county Division of Health on West Central from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Walk-ins and appointments will be accepted.

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Sedgwick County plans to sell the land where the former Wichita Greyhound Park is located.

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Sedgwick County Commissioners on Wednesday voted to reinstate a position with the county health department to lead its Community Health Assessment process.

The project manager will oversee a wide-ranging health survey that’s done every three years to help set the county's public health goals.

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More than half a dozen people spoke against bringing a Tyson chicken processing plant to Sedgwick County at Wednesday's commission meeting.

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