Sedgwick County

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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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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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