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BC-KS--Kansas News Coverage Advisory, KS

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 5, 2014 at 7:20 a.m.



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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

UPCOMING TODAY:

KANSAS DEATH PENALTY

TOPEKA — Members of the Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty are taking their message to a House committee in efforts to derail a bill that would shorten the time allowed for capital punishment convictions to be appealed. By John Milburn. UPCOMING: 400 words.

KU-INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

LAWRENCE — The university of Kansas is partnering with a Massachusetts company to recruit international students to the university. Shorelight Education, based in Cambridge, Mass., will recruit international students into the university's new Academic Accelerator Program. UPCOMING: 350 words.

FINNEY COUNTY-TAX PASSES

GARDEN CITY — Finney County voters approved extending a quarter-cent sales tax, with most of the revenue intended for a new county building. Unofficial results showed the issue passed Tuesday by 56.5 percent to 43.5 percent. The county plans to use the sales tax revenue to construct a Correction Services Center, at a cost not to exceed $6.6 million. UPCOMING: 250 words.

MISSOURI RIVER FLOODING-LAWSUIT

OMAHA — A group of landowners and cities along the Missouri River plan to announce a lawsuit Wednesday accusing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of failing to properly compensate them for damage caused by the historic 2011 flood. This lawsuit takes a different approach than a landowner lawsuit that was announced last year and never filed. UPCOMING: 500 words.

UNION STATION-CASH SURPLUS

KANSAS CITY — After years of struggles, Kansas City's Union Station appears to be on solid financial footing. Station officials say the downtown Kansas City landmark ended 2013 with a $1.8 million cash surplus — the fourth year in a row with a seven-digit surplus. UPCOMING: 300 words.

IN BRIEF:

— NUNS-NEWMAN GIFT — The order of nuns who founded Newman University in Wichita has given $2.5 million to the university.

— UNION STATION-CASH SURPLUS — After years of struggles, Kansas City's Union Station appears to be on solid financial footing.

— ANIMAL SHELTER DONATION — A 93-year-old Hutchinson woman who died in May left a lasting legacy to her city's animal shelter.

— CAPTAIN PHILLIPS — The man portrayed by actor Tom Hanks in the Oscar-nominated movie "Captain Phillips" is scheduled to give a lecture in Hutchinson later this year.

— TOPEKA FAMILY-UKRAINE ADOPTIONS — A Topeka couple trying to bring their four adopted children home from Ukraine remain stuck in the capital city of Kiev, awaiting passports from the new government.

— FLU VACCINE-UNINSURED — The Sedgwick County Health Department has run out of flu vaccine for uninsured adults.

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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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