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Missouri's American Royal horse exhibition moving to Kansas

One of Kansas City's most venerable cultural institutions, the annual American Royal horse and livestock exhibition, is moving to Kansas from Missouri, officials announced Tuesday.

Their announcement culminates months of work by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas Department of Commerce to lure the 117-year-old exhibition across the state line.

The state and American Royal officials are planning on a $160 million development near the Kansas Speedway, with an exposition center and two arenas — one with 5,000 to 8,000 seats, the other with a couple thousand for smaller events. Kansas is committing to authorizing $80 million in bonds to be paid off with sales tax...