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BC-KS--Kansas News Digest 3:30 pm, KS

December 23, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Kansas.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

KANSAS GOVERNOR-BUDGET FIGHT

TOPEKA, Kan. _ Kansas’ incoming Democratic governor uses words like “decimated” to describe what’s happened to state government over the past decade. Gov.-elect Laura Kelly will be looking to add staff, boost spending and rethink contracts outsourcing jobs to private companies. By John Hanna. SENT: 780 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS-FIRE _ Three children and their baby sitter escaped a fire at a Shawnee home that started when Christmas lights ignited leaves in a gutter.

ARKANSAS HOSPITAL WOES _ Some workers and community leaders have raised concerns about the financial viability of an Arkansas hospital amid late paychecks and recent layoffs.

KANSAS CITY HOMICIDE _ Police in Kansas City, Kansas, are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman near the University of Kansas Medical Center.

SPORTS:

BKC-T25-REWIND

TEMPE, Ariz. _ Top-ranked Kansas arrived in the desert one of seven undefeated teams left in college basketball. The Jayhawks left smarting after being stuck in the center of a midcourt Sun Devil mosh pit. By John Marshall. SENT: 750 words, photo.

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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Missouri and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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