Sedgwick County Commission

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A former county commissioner says he's running again for the District 5 seat after nearly four years away from public service.

A Republican primary election will be held in August for the 4th District seat on the Sedgwick County Commission.

Commissioner Richard Ranzau is facing a challenge from a retired business executive.

Ranzau launched his re-election campaign last week for a third term on the commission.

"I’m not ready to give up the fight — fighting for the taxpayers in my district," Ranzau says. "I think they need someone in the district who will make sound fiscal decisions and who is willing to fight for them on a daily basis."

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Sedgwick County commissioners elected a new chairman and second-in-command during their meeting Wednesday.

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Sedgwick County is considering filing a lawsuit against manufacturers and distributors of opioids.

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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 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.

The first phase of an interactive sculpture art park is about to get started in west Wichita. The park will be located in a 20-acre meadow inside Sedgwick County Park near the 13th Street entrance.