AP-KS--Kansas News Digest 3 pm, KS
Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Kansas.
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TOPEKA, Kan. — Democratic and moderate Republicans lawmakers worked together last year to try to make Kansas the latest state to expand Medicaid, only to see their bipartisan effort rewarded with a veto from former conservative GOP Gov. Sam Brownback. The election this month of a governor who supports Medicaid expansion seemed to remove the biggest hurdle for those hoping to bring health coverage to thousands of the state’s poor. But it’s not that simple. By John Hanna. SENT: 760 words, photos.
CHILD PORN-SENTENCE — A central Kansas man has been imprisoned for downloading child pornography from the internet.
STOLEN PICKUP-SHOOTING — Authorities say a 31-year-old woman was injured while holding onto a door of a stolen pickup truck in Wichita.
WIND FARM-MANHATTAN — The Manhattan City Commission has approved a plan to convert half of its energy use to wind power.
BRIDGE FULLY REOPENS — A bridge connecting downtown Kansas City to the north across the Missouri River has been reopened to traffic in both directions. Eds: Note Kansas interest.
NEW KANSAS SENATE MEMBERS — Two groups of local Democratic activists are meeting next week to fill the Kansas Senate seats previously held by Gov.-elect Laura Kelly and Lt. Gov.-elect Lynn Rogers.
LAWRENCE — Tom Herman wasn’t on the Texas sideline two years ago, even if a bunch of his players were, when the Longhorns walked out of Memorial Stadium with a head-shaking loss to Kansas. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 820 words, photos.
SPORTS IN BRIEF:
BKW--T25-SYRACUSE-KANSAS ST — Tiana Mangakahia scored 18 points with six assists and four steals and No. 14 Syracuse rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Kansas State 70-61 on Thursday at the Cancun Challenge.
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