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TOPEKA — Fanny Fang’s immediate reaction to a Riley County commissioner’s racist remarks involved a profane two-word outburst and reflection on whether she made a mistake by returning to Kansas a couple of years ago.

Then the Manhattan woman, whose family owns and operates the Asian Market, realized how much she appreciates the community’s support.

Dennis Butler, director of the Riley County Police Department, welcomed feedback from Asian Americans who feel unsafe or wish to report bias or a hate crime.

But for Asian Americans, this is actually dangerous for us here.

So far, 20 Riley County residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

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