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Over the coming months, planners associated with KDOT will begin looking at potential new access points along U.S. Highway 50 just west of Emporia.

City, county and state officials are hoping for a big turnout as they explain the U.S. Highway 50 Access Management Plan in a special public meeting Tuesday evening.

Lyon County commissioners are rolling their typical study meeting held on Wednesdays into their action meeting for Thursday.

A nearly $4.5 million project is now underway to extend the passing lane currently in place on U.S. Highway 50 near the Lyon-Chase county line.

Lyon County commissioners have approved their involvement in a special study of U.S. Highway 50 just west of Emporia.

The 2-0 vote follows approval by Emporia city commissioners and preliminary discussion by county leaders both Wednesday. County Commissioner Scott Briggs was unable to attend the Thursday action meeting.

Almost at the same time as formal charges were filed against several police officers in Baltimore in the death of a man in custody, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom held a news conference in Kansas City, urging law enforcement agencies to apply for a new federal program involving body cameras.

A U.S. District Court judge has ordered Kansas to allow same-sex couples to marry.

Lyon County commissioners have a busy day Wednesday with two meetings before noon.

The primary election is now a week-plus behind us, but there is no down time for the winning candidates as they hope to win election in November.

After winning last week's primary, U.S. House Democratic candidate Jim Sherow is touring the Big First Congressional District, and made a stop at the Lyon County Fair as part of that tour Wednesday.