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AP-KS--Kansas News Digest 2:30 pm, KS

September 1, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

CONGRESS-DEMOCRATS-PELOSI

TOPEKA — Paul Davis kicked off a promising Democratic campaign to flip a GOP-leaning Kansas congressional district with a pledge to oppose Nancy Pelosi’s return as House speaker. It didn’t change the GOP’s strategy for keeping the seat: Republicans have branded him a “Pelosi liberal.” By John Hanna And Bill Barrow. SENT: 870 words.

AP Photos RPJH101, RPJH102, RPJH103, RPJH104.

AROUND THE STATE:

TOPEKA ZOO-SAFARI EXPERIENCE

TOPEKA — Visitors to the Topeka Zoo’s newest exhibit can now experience what it’s like to go on a safari. SENT: 300 words.

BRIEFS:

— KOBACH-GRAND JURY — The Kansas Supreme Court says a grand jury must be convened to investigate whether Republican Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach intentionally failed to register voters in 2016.

— JAIL CONTRABAND-SENTENCE — A former Jackson County detention officer has been sentenced to federal prison for smuggling contraband cellphones and other items to inmates in the jail.

— FORMER PROFESSOR-MARIJUANA EDIBLE — A former Fort Hays State University assistant professor has pleaded no contest to a charge involving marijuana edibles.

SPORTS:

BBA--ORIOLES-ROYALS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Heath Fillmyer tries to follow up a solid start against Cleveland when he takes the mound against Baltimore. The Orioles will send Andrew Cashner to the mound. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 6:15 p.m. CT.

FBC--NICHOLLS ST-KANSAS

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas opens its season against Nicholls State, a school from the Football Championship Subdivision. The Jayhawks are heavily favored to give coach David Beaty just his fourth win as he begins his fourth season. By Jordan Wolf. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 6 p.m. CT.

FBC--S DAKOTA-KANSAS ST

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State opens its season against South Dakota, a school from the Football Championship Subdivision. The Wildcats return the bulk of a team that won eight games and its bowl last season. By Andrew Hammond. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 6 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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