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AP-KS--Kansas News Digest 2:40 pm, KS

August 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



TOPEKA — Kansas Democrats are riding an eight-year losing streak in statewide elections, and the pressure to break it has intensified a debate within the party over how to pull more votes from Republican-leaning rural areas to help win the governor’s race this year. By John Hanna And Mitchell Willetts. SENT: 830 words.

AP Photos NYHK506, KSHUT102, KSHUT101.


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — On the heels of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling weakening public-sector unions, labor’s clout is being put to a new test by a voter referendum in Missouri over whether the state should ban compulsory union fees in all private-sector workplaces. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,100 words.

AP Photos MOCR104, MOCR103, MOCR101, MOCR102.



TOPEKA — Kansas has joined 18 other states in adopting a law requiring motorists to use caution around garbage trucks by making driver carelessness a fineable offense. By Mitchell Willetts. SENT: 345 words.


— RIVER CRASH-CHILD KILLED — Diving crews have pulled the body of a 5-year-old child from the Kansas River, a day after the vehicle the child had been riding in crashed into the river.

— FEDERAL JUDGE CONFIRMED — The U.S. Senate has confirmed the newest federal district court judge in Kansas.

— STAND YOUR GROUND-LAWRENCE — Authorities say a Lawrence man won’t be prosecuted for a fatal shooting incident on his porch because his actions were protected under the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law.



MINNEAPOLIS — All-Star Jose Berrios takes the mound for the Minnesota Twins in the middle game of the series against Kansas City, with Burch Smith pitching for the Royals. By Andres Ybarra. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. EDT.


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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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