BC-KS–Kansas News Coverage Advisory, KS

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Kansas. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to News Editor Chris Clark at 800-852-4844 or 816-421-4844 or cclark@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

UPCOMING TODAY:

SHUTDOWN-AGRICULTURE

WICHITA — Federal agricultural services across the nation were shuttered with the partial government shutdown, adding to the uncertainty farmers were already dealing with as the subsidy-laden farm bill has stalled in Congress. UPCOMING: 700 words.

SHUTDOWN-KANSAS

WICHITA — U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo returned to his home district in Kansas Monday to make what his aides styled as a major speech on the government shutdown before the local business leaders. UPCOMING: 500 words.

BUDGET-COURTS

TOPEKA — A special advisory council is beginning its examination of budget issues in the Kansas judicial branch, searching for solutions to stave off partial closure of the courts in the coming year. By John Milburn. SENT 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words.

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CORONER’S WORKLOAD

TOPEKA — A crushing workload and a lack of funds to hire more help has a Kansas coroner months behind in finishing reports, which is having an impact on the local prosecutor’s office. Shawnee County coroner Don Pojman says he’s often up until 2 or 3 in the morning finishing reports for District Attorney Chad Taylor’s office. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words.

BRAS ACROSS THE KAW

LAWRENCE — Drivers across a Kansas River bridge near Lawrence might have some trouble keeping their eyes on the road. The guardrail on the east side of the bridge has been decorated with hundreds of decorated bras. The display is to publicize Breast Cancer Awareness Month and promote Health Care Access, a clinic that provides health care for poor Douglas County residents. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

LATE NIGHT-CHANGES

LAWRENCE — University of Kansas athletic officials are considering changes to Late Night in the Phog after complaints about a lack of crowd control at the event last Friday. The Late Night festivities mark the official beginning of the basketball season and fans typically line up for hours before it starts. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

— KU-CHEMICALS RESEARCH GRANT — Researchers at the University of Kansas have received a $4.4 million federal grant to help develop sustainable manufacturing processes for chemicals. SENT: 100 words.

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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Kansas 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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