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AP-KS--Kansas News Digest 3 pm, KS

September 16, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

YOUNG LONG-HAUL TRUCK DRIVERS

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A nationwide shortage of truckers has some industry officials and national lawmakers supporting a plan to allow 18-year-olds to become long-haul drivers, while others in the industry say it’s a bad idea that will decrease safety on the nation’s road. Apex CDL Institute in Kansas City, Kansas, trains truckers and would likely have more students if federal proposals to allow those under 21 to drive big rigs across the country. But institute director Jeffrey Steinberg thinks most 18-year-olds would make bad long-haulers. SENT: 550 words

IN BRIEF:

— HASKELL-NATIVE AMERICAN VETERANS — Haskell University’s Cultural Center and Museum is planning to celebrate Native Americans who served in World War I.

— BISON EXHIBIT — After a summer dedicated to the dinosaur, the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan is turning its attention to the buffalo.

SPORTS:

BBA--Twins-Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Brad Keller and the Kansas City Royals wrap up their four-game series against Kyle Gibson and the Minnesota Twins. 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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