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

January 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

KANSAS-LGBTQ ORDINANCES

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Advocates for LGBTQ Kansans say recent decisions by two Johnson County cities to pass anti-discrimination ordinances suggest support for such laws is growing and could spread beyond cities in northeast Kansas. Prairie Village and Mission city councils in December approved ordinances barring discrimination in jobs, housing and public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. KCUR reports Merriam has debated a non-discrimination ordinance for sexual orientation and gender identity and could vote in January. Residents in Lenexa, Olathe, Overland Park and Shawnee have begun pressing their local governments to take up the issue, said Brett Hoedel, chairman of the Metro Kansas City chapter of the nonprofit LGBTQ advocacy group Equality Kansas. SENT: 400 words

IN BRIEF:

_ WICHITA ART MUSEUM-GIFT _ Wichita philanthropist Colby Sandlian is ensuring that Saturday visits to the Wichita Art Museum will remain free.

SPORTS:

MAUI MUSINGS-SMALL COLLEGE

Missouri Western State is not exactly a pipeline to the PGA Tour. Neither is Gallatin, Missouri, a farming community of 1,800 where Brice Garnett honed his game on a nine-hole course. Thirteen years ago, Garnett was finishing up his degree in business finance with every intention of working for a bank.

BKC--T25-Top 25 Rewind

Iowa State bided its time early in the season while waiting for injured players to get healthy. Now that they are, the Cyclones showed just how good they can be by beating No. 5 Kansas. By Basketball Writer John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m.

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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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