WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - More than 25,000 Kansans whose voter registration applications had been listed as incomplete for lack of proof-of-citizenship documents are being added to the voting rolls after a federal court decision last week finding that the requirement was unconstitutional. The ruling will make it easier for new wannabe voters to register for this year's August primary and November general election.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - An audit has found that Kansas doesn't have money to devote to wildfires. State auditors say state and local officials have had issues coordinating their firefighting efforts. They say efforts to prevent and fight wildfires in the state are inadequate. The Wichita Eagle reports that the audit's findings come after fires swept through the state the past two years and cost millions in damage.
LA VISTA, Neb. (AP) - A new music venue with an indoor space and an outdoor amphitheater will be built in eastern Nebraska. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the La Vista City Council unanimously approved a preliminary statement of intent to build the venue. It would be built by local promoter 1% Productions, Kansas' Mammoth Live and Omaha developer City Ventures. City Administrator Brenda Gunn says the cost hasn't been determined for the project, but that about $3.2 million could be needed.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas legislative leader says a former federal prosecutor has assembled a team of attorneys to provide legal services to immigrant children separated from their parents and detained in group homes in Topeka. Wichita Democrat and Kansas House Minority Leader Jim Ward announced Saturday that Barry Grissom, former U.S. attorney for Kansas, assembled the team to serve immigrant children housed by The Villages on a 400-acre site with five homes.
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