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AP-KS--Kansas News Digest 1:30 pm, KS

August 26, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

AROUND THE STATE:

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-STATE LEGISLATURES-POLICIES

UNDATED — The #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct has prompted many state legislatures to reconsider their internal policies and state laws on the issue. Although about half of House and Senate legislative chambers nationwide have taken no substantive action this year, the measures adopted in other states have addressed a variety of issues, including training, investigations and public disclosure of sexual harassment complaints. SENT: 800 words

WHEAT GENOME

MANHATTAN, Kan. — More than 200 researchers around the world have published a research article saying they finally cracked the complete genome of wheat after 13 years of work. Kansas State University scientists, who collaborated with the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium on the project, said in a news release that the work will pave the way for wheat varieties better adapted to climate challenges with higher yields and better nutrition. SENT: 300 words

KOCH SCHOOL

WICHITA, Kan. — A new Wichita private school financed by members of the Koch family is preparing to open its doors to preschool and elementary-age children this fall. Wonder, a private pre-K-through-12th-grade school on the Wichita State University campus, will open Sept. 4 with 39 students, the Wichita Eagle reported. The school is funded by Chase and Annie Koch, the son and daughter-in-law of Koch Industries chief Charles Koch. SENT: 350 words

IN BRIEF:

— PIPE BOMB-CITY HALL — Police say a city hall in southeastern Kansas was evacuated after someone brought in a pipe bomb found on rental property.

SPORTS:

BBA--Indians-Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Indians and Royals wrap up their weekend series with Cleveland sending Shane Bieber to the mound and Kansas City countering with Jorge Lopez. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 1:15 p.m. CT.

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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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