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

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - A Texas woman has notified the court of her change in plea in a Kansas adoption scheme case. Chrystal Marie Rippey is scheduled for a change-of-plea hearing September 17th in Kansas City, Kansas. She is accused of pretending to be pregnant to scam prospective adoptive parents in Kansas and elsewhere.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Democratic challenger Paul Davis predicts that funding for Kansas public schools will be cut if Republican Governor Sam Brownback wins re-election, but Davis is not outlining a specific education plan. A Brownback spokesman says Davis is distorting the governor's record while offering no specifics.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - League of Women Voters chapters are trying to contact about 20,000 Kansans whose registrations are stalled because of problems proving their citizenship. League of Women Voters of Kansas president Dolores Furtado says the chapters are using various methods to help local election commissioners reach people whose registrations aren't complete.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A survey of Kansas Highway Patrol workers found a high degree of loyalty to the agency but strong frustration with management. The study was prompted by complaints of weak morale. Nearly 70 percent of those surveyed said they felt loyalty to the patrol. But more than two-thirds said they didn't believe the agency's management consistently enforced disciplinary procedures.

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