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

December 26, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

NURSING HOME STATE TAKEOVER

PEABODY _ Kansas officials are taking over a nursing home where inspectors found missing narcotics and more than $240,000 in bills that were more than four months overdue. Anonymous complaints prompted the state to send inspectors to Westview Manor of Peabody, a 45-bed facility in Marion County. The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services wrote in court papers filed this month that contractors stopped providing staff and nursing supplies to Westview over past-due balances, according to the filing. SENT: 300 words.

FOOD TRUCK-FOOD DESERT

KANSAS CITY _ A group in Kansas City, Kansas, is getting community members involved in the planning for a mobile food truck designed to bring healthy and affordable food to neighborhoods lacking good grocery stores. The Dotte Mobile Grocer’s Mobile Market Community Council figures getting locals involved in the details means everything to the success of its grocery-store-in-a-food-truck idea. UPCOMING: 360 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ BLUE SPRINGS CRASH _ Authorities have released the names of the three teens killed in a weekend crash in suburban Kansas City.

_ KANSAS-EXPANDING MEDICAID-COMMITTEES _ Health committees in the Kansas Legislature will be led by two conservative Republican lawmakers from Wichita who oppose expanding the state’s Medicaid program.

_ FIRST DAY HIKE _ Nineteen of the 26 Kansas state parks are offering guided New Year’s Day hikes as part of a nationwide initiative.

_ HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER-STAFF _ A top Republican in the Kansas House has appointed two veterans of state government and conservative politics to key staff positions.

_ DEPARTING KANSAS GOVERNOR-FUTURE _ Departing Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer isn’t ruling out a future run for public office but says he will be looking at opportunities in both business and government service.

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