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Mario Tarango feeds dough through the tortilla press in the back of his store, Tortilleria Tapacolmes. Businesses like his have spread through southwest Kansas, reflecting the large immigrant population there.
Calen Moore
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Kansas News Service
Western Kansas is projected to see large population declines in the coming years, but immigration may be the key to stemming the losses. The communities that have embraced their diversity have seen their population stabilize and the local culture shift, redefining what rural Kansas looks like.
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