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BC-KS--Kansas News Digest 1 pm, KS

March 21, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

US Black Homeowner-Police

TONGANOXIE, Kan. — The American Civil Liberties of Kansas has asked for a state investigation after a black man was detained by local police while moving into his own home. UPCOMING: 600 words.

Spring Flooding

KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ Authorities have rescued several people stranded by flooding in northwest Missouri as the swollen Missouri River continues to cause damage and strain levees in several Midwestern states. By Heather Hollingsworth. SENT: 500 words.

Kansas-Slain Deputy

WICHITA, Kan. — The family of a Kansas sheriff’s deputy who was killed in the line of duty will get $300,000 in a worker’s compensation settlement over his death in September. UPCOMING: 300 words.

US Commerce Appointment-Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. _ A Senate committee is recommending against confirmation of Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s choice for commerce secretary amid Republican concerns about his social media use and past comments criticizing lawmakers. Some Democrats question the Republicans’ concerns about David Toland, who was treasurer of Kelly’s gubernatorial campaign. UPCOMING: 500 words.


_ KANSAS-DISASTERS DECLARATION _ The Kansas Division of Emergency Management says it has been notified that two more counties have been added to a federal disaster declaration for Kansas.

_ HIGHER EDUCATION FUNDING _ Kansas businesses are asking state lawmakers for big increases in higher education funding.

_ BANKERS SURVEY _ A monthly survey of rural bankers in parts of 10 Plains and Western states shows bankers are losing confidence in the future of the region’s farm economy in the wake of falling farm income and rising floodwaters.

_ KANSAS-EXPANDING MEDICAID _ A modified version of Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s plan for expanding Medicaid in Kansas has cleared the House with bipartisan support.



Let the madness begin. Reigning national champion Villanova will be in action along with Michigan, the runner-up from a year ago, while Belmont and Murray State open the NCAA Tournament as trendy upset picks. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 1,000 words.

_ EVERS-NCAA TOURNAMENT _ Gov. Tony Evers says Wisconsin will somehow beat Duke to win the NCAA men’s basketball championship.


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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.