Sedgwick County

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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 decision on whether or not Tyson foods will build a chicken processing plant in Sedgwick County remains unclear, but one county commissioner says it won’t be any time soon.

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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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There were a few close races in last week's general election in Sedgwick County, and some candidates may consider a recount.

In the Wichita School Board District 1 race, unofficial results showed Ben Blankley narrowly defeated incumbent Betty Arnold by 123 votes. After Monday’s canvass, that number has now shrunk to 84.

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It took election workers about an hour Friday to count the 122 ballots that trickled in on and after Tuesday’s election.

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Sedgwick County has set up an email account to accept community input on a potential Tyson Foods project in the area.

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Fifteen more early voting sites open today around Sedgwick County before next week’s local general election.

Registered voters can cast their advance ballots at any of the sites, or at the Sedgwick County Election Office in downtown Wichita.

See a map of voting sites here.

Tyson Foods

A Wichita economic development organization is working on the next steps to land a new Tyson Foods poultry complex in Sedgwick County.

The Greater Wichita Partnership is completing studies on the labor market, the agricultural grower network and environmental requirements.

Jaimie Garnett, executive vice president of strategic communications at Greater Wichita Partnership, says this is part of the initial planning phase.