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News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Governor Sam Brownback is urging wind-energy advocates and critics of a renewable-energy requirement for Kansas utilities to work on a compromise for the policy's future. A 2009 law requires utilities to have wind and other renewable sources account for 15 percent of their peak electricity-generating capacity by 2016 and 20 percent by 2020.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - U.S. Senator Jerry Moran says a veterans medical center in Wichita left its laboratories unstaffed for entire shifts and sometimes resorted to "begging, borrowing and manipulation" to obtain vital surgical equipment. Moran made the allegations in a letter sent last week to Sloan Gibson, the acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affair.

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - The group that owns Sporting Kansas City is planning a $75 million training center that backers hope will help Kansas City, Kansas, become the nation's soccer capital. The 190-acre soccer village expected to be finished in 2016 will be built about 10 minutes from Sporting Kansas City's home stadium.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Two companies from Kansas suburbs are moving to Kansas City, Missouri's Country Club Plaza next summer. Cbiz and Mayer Hoffman McCann plan to move their headquarters and about 450 employees. Kansas and Missouri officials have been seeking a truce in a border war that involves using tax incentives to entice businesses to move across the state line.

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