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

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Supreme Court is preparing to announce whether it's upholding the death sentences and capital murder convictions of two brothers over the shootings of four people in Wichita. The high court plans to release decisions today on the appeals of Jonathan and Reginald Carr. They are facing lethal injection for the December 2000 slayings of three men and a woman.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Public university leaders in Kansas are being encouraged to start working on next year's tuition proposals now, rather than wait until the spring semester. Kansas Board of Regents chairman Kenny Wilk says the revenue stream from tuition is too significant to wait until the last minute. The Lawrence Journal-World reports the regents traditionally have received tuition and fee requests in May before approving them in June.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Health officials are alerting the public about potentially harmful algae blooms in Kansas lakes. The Department of Health and Environment has issued warnings for high levels of toxic algae in seven lakes, including Memorial Park Lake in Barton County and Jewell State Fishing Lake in Jewel County. Also, the Milford Reservoir and parts of the Marion Reservoir also are under a public health warning.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has endorsed Kansas Senator Pat Roberts in the GOP primary race against tea party candidate Milton Wolf. Huckabee announced his endorsement yesterday. He describes Roberts as a conservative warrior who has fought tirelessly to lower taxes and federal government spending.

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