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Kansas lawmakers address abandoned property issues

Kansas lawmakers are considering a measure that would address ... Different people,” says Janice Kerby. She says a lot of the empty homes are used for storage. "And because they're not dilapidated no one does anything about it but it knocks the value ...

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