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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



TOPEKA — Gov. Sam Brownback is meeting with a group of Kansas school superintendents and legislators to open a dialogue about the state’s public education system to avoid future litigation. By John Milburn. UPCOMING: 300 words, photo.


TOPEKA — legislative oversight committee is scheduled to receive a status report on changes made to the Kansas Medicaid program and services to the developmentally disabled. Monday’s meeting will look at issues related to the state’s KanCare system that began implementation in 2012 and took effect earlier this year. By John Milburn. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words, photo.


TOPEKA — A report from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation shows that the number of domestic violence incidents in Kansas is at its highest since 1992. UPCOMING: 250 words.


TOPEKA — Real estate agents and bankers are seeking the repeal of a long-held rule in Kansas that if you buy property on a mortgage, you pay to have it recorded by the county. The groups say the state’s mortgage registration fee discriminates against people who need to borrow money to buy homes or business property. UPCOMING: 300 words.


— FERRELLGAS-ACQUISITION — Propane distributor Ferrellgas Partners LP has purchased rival independent propane company KanGas Corp. SENT: 60 words.

— MARATHON OFFICER — A 44-year-old Lenexa police officer has been running a marathon each weekend for nearly a year to raise money for two charities. SENT: 130 words.

— HEALTH CARE OVERSIGHT — A legislative oversight committee is scheduled to receive a status report on changes made to the Kansas Medicaid program and services for the developmentally disabled. SENT: 120 words.

— CHAMBER-KIRSTIE ALLEY — Actress Kirstie Alley is performing Tuesday at the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce dinner. SENT: 80 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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