Wizard Of Oz Coffeyville Community

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When Dorothy spoke the words “There’s no place like home” in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, she certainly wasn’t talking about my hometown. Coffeyville, KS is a seemingly sleepy, innocuous town of 10,000 in the southeast corner of Kansas has struggled to maintain relevance in the wake deindustrialization and urbanization – not unlike most of the state. But Coffeyville finds itself in a particularly precarious position as it’s median income that is roughly 40% less than the state median. 26.2% live below the poverty line. And while my parents did fine to provide us with a happy life, I grew up in a community where this was the exception, not the norm. But even I could not escape the effects on a community that suffers from the triple-homicide
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