Sedgwick County Commission

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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.

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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.

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Sedgwick County commissioners approved a $940,000 federal grant application on Wednesday morning for a housing program that helps homeless people.

The Shelter Plus Care Housing Program provides participants with housing while they work on skills to increase their income and self-sufficiency.

Comcare Executive Director Marilyn Cook says participants can stay in this housing for as long as they need.

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The City of Wichita and Sedgwick County are in the process of consolidating their housing authority programs to help provide more efficient service.

Under the new agreement, Wichita will take over Sedgwick County’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, which helps income-eligible renters find housing on the private market.

Currently, the Wichita Housing Authority administers 2700 vouchers within city limits. Sedgwick County’s housing authority—which also covers Butler and Harvey counties--administers about 340 vouchers.

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Sedgwick County commissioners approved additional funding for a program that provides in-home services for older people who have limited physical abilities.

The Senior Care Act program will add two full-time positions in 2018. The program serves people 60 years old and older in Sedgwick, Butler and Harvey counties.

The program provides in-home help with personal care, meals, appointments, and light housework.

Annette Graham with the Sedgwick County Division on Aging says 170 seniors are receiving services, and another 200 are on a waiting list.

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