- Associated Press - Friday, July 18, 2014

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 the Kansas City bureau at 800-852-4844 or 816-421-4844.

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UPCOMING TODAY:

REVENUE DEPARTMENT MOVE

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Revenue is studying its options for moving out of the Docking State Office Building but has not determined when or where the relocation will happen. Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan told employees earlier this month that the department will stay in Topeka. He said he wants the department to stay in one building but that might not be possible because of limited office space in Topeka. UPCOMING: 350 words

SALINE COUNTY JAIL

SALINA, Kan. - Saline County officials have approved a plan to let voters decide the fate of a $46.5 million bond issue to improve the county jail. Saline County commissioners voted 2-1 Wednesday to put the bond issue on the November ballot. The renovations would also include combining the county jail with court services and the county attorney’s office. UPCOMING: 310 words

MANNING-GENDER TREATMENT

WASHINGTON - National security leaker Chelsea Manning can get initial treatment for a gender-identity condition from the military after the Bureau of Prisons rejected the Army’s request to accept her transfer from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to a civilian facility. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has approved the Army’s recommendation to keep the Army private in military custody and start a rudimentary level of gender treatment, a defense official said Thursday. Defense officials have said the Army doesn’t have the medical expertise needed to give Manning the best treatment. By Lolita C. Baldor. MOVED: 590 words

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IN BRIEF:

- CHILD SEX CRIME-LIFE SENTENCE - A Winfield man guilty of a committing a child sex crime in Arkansas City will spend the rest of his life in prison.

- SENATE RACE-BUS TOUR - Tea party challenger Milton Wolf is planning a 45-stop bus tour of Kansas to boost his campaign for the U.S. Senate ahead of the state’s Republican primary.

- BATTLING BEDBUGS - Researchers at Kansas State University say their research and a recent change in bedbug fumigation will make it cheaper to get rid of the pests.

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