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

KINGMAN, Kan. (AP) - Kingman residents easily approved the extension of a 1 percent city sales tax. Results showed the proposal passed yesterday by a vote of 213-95. The proposal extends a 10-year city sales tax, which was scheduled to expire at the end of the year. The tax is expected to generate at least $450,000 a year.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita has received final approval to become the main operating site for the Air Force's new KC-46A air refueling tanker. Officials announced yesterday that the base passed an environmental study, the final requirement for receiving the 36 new tankers. The aircraft will replace the aging KC-135 fleet.

GARFIELD, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Highway Patrol says a county commissioner from western Kansas died when his plane crashed while he was crop dusting. Authorities say 67-year-old Don Cates died yesterday afternoon when his plane hit a power line and crashed into a ditch near Garfield in Pawnee County. Cates joined the Barton County Commission in 2010.

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas man charged with first-degree murder is afraid the tattooed letters spelling out the word "murder" across his neck might prejudice a jury. Prosecutors say they aren't opposed to Jeffrey Chapman covering his tattoo, but Barton County's sheriff says he's against transporting Chapman to a licensed tattoo facility. Chapman is charged in the November 2011 killing of Damon Galliart.

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