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Pittsburg & Parsons Receive $93,000 in Rural Grants

UnitedHealthcare awarded two grants totaling $93,000 to local community organizations that are improving access to health care for Kansans living in rural areas. Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, M.D., and Kevin Sparks, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Kansas, presented a $48,000 grant to the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, Inc. (CHC/SEK), and $45,000 to the Southeast Kansas Independent Living Center (SKIL) at a ceremony today in Pittsburg, Kan. The grants are part …

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Share Your Input for the Joplin Area Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan

The Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization (JATSO) is developing a Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan for the Joplin Area. JATSO is the metropolitan planning organization for the region that includes southern Jasper County and northern Newton County. The study area covers approximately 200 square miles and includes 18 municipalities as well as unincorporated areas. The Plan will communicate the vision for the area’s bicycle and pedestrian network and identify poli…