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

August 12, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORY:

KANSAS PRIMARY-GOVERNOR

TOPEKA, Kan. — County election officials across Kansas on Monday will begin deciding which provisional ballots from last week’s primary election will count toward the final official vote totals, with possibility that they could create a new leader in the hotly contested Republican race for governor. Secretary of State Kris Kobach led Gov. Jeff Colyer by a mere 110 votes out more than 313,000 cast as of Friday evening . That was after late mail-in ballots were added to totals from absentee voting and ballots cast at the polls Tuesday. By John Hanna.

AP Photos KSTOP301, KSTOP302. SENT: 450 words

AROUND THE STATE:

LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING-WOMEN

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — A Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center class has a record number of women. Fifteen of the 58 people in Class 252 are women, The Hutchinson News reported . It’s the most women the center has trained in a single class since it started operating at the formal naval base in rural Reno County in 1968. SENT: 250 words

SUPERINTENDENTS-SUICIDE

OLATHE, Kan. — Kansas superintendents are working together to fight teen suicide. Blue Valley, De Soto, Gardner Edgerton, Olathe, Shawnee Mission and Spring Hill school districts in Johnson County have announced plans to work together on the issue, The Kansas City Star reported . The districts plan to meet monthly and will consult mental health providers, parents, religious leaders and local businesses. SENT: 250 words

SPORTS:

BBO--Cardinals-Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Luke Weaver and the St. Louis Cardinals wrap up their Interstate 70 set against the Kansas City Royals, who send Jakob Junis to the mound at Kauffman Stadium. By Alan Eskew. UPCOMING: 600 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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