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BC-KS--Kansas News Digest 4 pm, KS

May 19, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

MARIJUANA-LAW ENFORCEMENT OPPOSITION

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Strong opposition from law enforcement groups has contributed to Kansas lawmakers’ hesitation to legalize medicinal or recreational marijuana even as surrounding states have done so. The Kansas News Service reports that three of Kansas’ neighbors — Colorado, Oklahoma and Missouri — have legalized some form of marijuana in recent years. Kansas is one of four states without a comprehensive medical or recreational marijuana program.

PRAIRIE CHICKENS-CONSERVATION EFFORT

(Information in the following story is from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com)

SCOTT CITY, Kan. _ Kansas is relying on its conservation effort to protect the lesser prairie chicken as an ecotourism attraction that is attracting birdwatchers from across the world. Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism officials have been working with ranchers and tour groups to meet the high demand for areas to view the vulnerable species of grouse, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported.

BRIEFS:

KANSAS STATE-ASH TREES _ MANHATTAN, Kan. _ Kansas State plans to remove most of the 251 ash trees on its Manhattan campus in advance of an expected infestation from the emerald ash borer.

KANSAS-MILLION DOLLAR DONATION _ LAWRENCE, Kan. _ The University of Kansas says a graduate’s estate donated $1.4 million to support the university’s library system and to provide needs-based scholarships.

KANSAS-BUSINESS RECRUITING _ TOPEKA, Kan. _ The Kansas Department of Commerce plans to have business recruiting managers working in Missouri and Texas.

RAPE MISTRIAL-MAN RELEASED_ TOPEKA, Kan. _ A divided Kansas Supreme Court says a man accused of rape and aggravated sodomy against a 3-year-old relative cannot be tried a second time and must be released from prison.

SPORTS:

BBA--Royals-Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. _ The Los Angeles Angels go for the 3-game series sweep when they face the Kansas City Royals on Sunday afternoon. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos. Game starts at 1:05 p.m. PT.

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