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AP-KS--Kansas News Digest 4:30 pm, KS

November 11, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ELECTION 2018-STATE GOVERNMENTS

UNDATED — From New York to New Mexico, residents in a number of states can expect a leftward push for expanded health care coverage, gun control, education funding and legalized recreational marijuana as Democrats who gained new or stronger powers in the midterm elections seek to put their stamp on public policy. While Republicans remain in charge in more states, Democrats nearly doubled the number of places where they will wield a trifecta of power over the governor’s office and both chambers of the state legislature. Democrats also broke up several Republican strongholds, forcing GOP lawmakers who have been cutting taxes and curbing union powers to deal with a new reality of a Democratic governor. By David A. Lieb And Geoff Mulvihill.

AP Photos NYHK701, NYHK702, KSTOP701. SENT: 1300 words

HORSEBACK RIDING NONPROFIT

OLPE, Kan. — Two women in eastern Kansas are starting a therapeutic horseback riding initiative for veterans, individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder and community members who want to learn how to ride. Erin Norton and Misty Williams recently registered their nonprofit, Hearts n Hooves of the Flint Hills, the Emporia Gazette reported. The nonprofit owns about eight horses, including several rescues. SENT: 200 words

IN BRIEF:

— KANSAS STATE-NEW PROGRAMS — Kansas State will offer a new bachelor’s degree in education studies beginning in August.

— MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY-SCHOLARSHIPS — The University of Missouri-Kansas City expects to provide 400 more scholarships to low- and moderate-income students.

SPORTS:

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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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