AP-KS--Kansas News Digest 5 pm, KS
Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Kansas.
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AROUND THE STATE:
WICHITA, Kan. — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will not represent himself during the appeal of a voting rights case in which he was ordered to undergo more legal education and was twice found in contempt of court. Instead, the attorney general’s office will handle the case. Solicitor General Toby Crouse filed Kansas’ appeal this past week of a federal judge’s ruling that the state cannot require documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote. The judge found such laws violate the constitutional right to vote in a major setback for Kobach, a Republican who is running for governor. Kobach has long championed restrictive voting laws and led President Donald Trump’s now-defunct voter fraud commission. By Roxana Hegeman.
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WICHITA STATE-WEBSITE RECRUITING
WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita State University is preparing to launch a redesigned website that officials hope will ramp up efforts to recruit out-of-state students. The Wichita Eagle reports the university looks to launch its revamped website sometime in the next week. It will feature a streamlined home page, an interactive campus map, a virtual tour and links to every major, minor and graduate degree offered at the school. SENT: 250 words
— I-70 FATAL — Authorities say a 21-year-old Kansas man died while trying to walk across Interstate 70 overnight.
KANSAS CITY — Alcides Escobar was not in the Kansas City Royals’ lineup on Sunday for the first time since 2015 as the struggling club made a plethora of moves. Escobar had started 421 consecutive games, the longest streak in the majors, before Royals manager Ned Yost benched him against the Boston Red Sox.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rick Porcello starts for the Boston Red Sox in the finale of their three-game set at Kauffman Stadium. Jakob Junis gets the start for the Kansas City Royals. By Alan Eskew. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 1:15 p.m. CT.
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