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Today in Kansas Report: Brownback being sued by news outlets and other headlines

andy lambertNovember 6, 2015
The Associated Press and other Kansas news outlets are suing Governor Sam Brownback and others in his administration. It’s over the state’s refusal to release documents submitted by candidates seeking a judicial vacancy in Reno County. There’s an opening due to Randall McEwen’s retirement.
The top advocate for Kansas utility customers is leaving that job to join a national group in Washington. David Springe of the Citizens’ Utility Ratepayer Board will become director of the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates. He’s been with CURB for 17 years.
Topeka police say the name of a Hiawatha woman has been entered into a national missing person database. Forty-two year-old Brandy Carter-Meyer was last seen at a rescue mission in Topeka four months ago.
Newman University in Wichita has received a $1 million gift. The money from the Dwane L. and Velma Lunt Wallace Charitable Foundation will be used to help students in the science, nursing and allied health fields. Wallace led Cessna from 1934 through 1975.
A 33-year-old man has died after being shot by a bullet that pierced the walls of a Wichita house. Police say the shooting occurred Wednesday evening on the city’s southeast side. Authorities say they think “at least 20” shots were fired at the house.
Wyandotte County’s District Attorney will not file charges against two deputy U.S. marshals who shot and killed a man in Kansas City, Kansas. The two deputy marshals shot that man in July after he led police on a chase along Interstate 35, which began with a robbery investigation. The marshals reported that Pippin appeared to have a gun when he started running toward a marshal. He was shot four times.

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