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Hesston told its poorest families they had to move

Hesston has become too expensive for many of the people who work in its plants to live there. One of the last places for cheap housing, a mobile home park, is being torn down. After a mass shooting last year that largely impacted its transient workers, the town is rethinking its commitment to affordable housing and hopes to replace the mobile home park with nicer but still inexpensive housing.

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Car on interstate nearly hits Kansas firefighter

A firefighter in Russell County, Kansas, escaped serious injury after a car on Interstate 70 slams into another car, pushing it into the firefighter's truck, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. Emergency personnel were responding to an accident in the opposite lanes. (Video courtesy of Russell County Sheriff's Office)

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Implosion brings down CenturyLink office building in Overland Park

For the first time in Overland Park's history, explosives were used to implode an office building. At 5 a.m. Sunday, a series of detonations brought down the former CenturyLink building near Interstate 435 and Nall Avenue. The demolition clears the way for a new office development: Calle Overland One led by VanTrust Real Estate and designed by Burns

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Jetts department store in Anthony the last of its kind

Jetts department store in Anthony is the last of a chain of Jetts stores throughout the nation. The Anthony store has been going since 1912 and still carries clothing, Merle Norman Cosmetics, and is a place to rent a tuxedo. It is owned by Sherrie and Jim Eaton. (Video by Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle)

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Hesston told its poorest families they had to move

Hesston has become too expensive for many of the people who work in its plants to live there. One of the last places for cheap housing, a mobile home park, is being torn down. After a mass shooting last year that largely impacted its transient workers, the town is rethinking its commitment to affordable housing and hopes to replace the mobile home park with nicer but still inexpensive housing.
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