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News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. CDT

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas legislative leader says a former federal prosecutor has assembled a team of attorneys to provide legal services to immigrant children separated from their parents and detained in group homes in Topeka. Wichita Democrat and Kansas House Minority Leader Jim Ward announced Saturday that Barry Grissom, former U.S. attorney for Kansas, assembled the team to serve immigrant children housed by The Villages on a 400-acre site with five homes.

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall is returning from a visit to the Texas border saying that several hundred immigrant children detained in a center there are getting good care. Marshall traveled Saturday to the El Paso area as part of a bipartisan congressional group to meet with U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials and for a 90-minute tour of a center holding 400 young immigrants near the Tornillo port of entry.

SALINA, Kan. (AP) - About 175 people have attended fundraiser for conservative Republican Kris Kobach's campaign for Kansas governor with rocker and gun-rights provocateur Ted Nugent as dozens of people protested outside. The Kansas City Star reports that Kobach and Nugent raffled off an AR-15 rifle during their event at a Kansas City-area community center. Kobach said Nugent is the nation's best-known gun rights advocate.

NORTON, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas National Guard has been called upon to haul 26 pallets of bottled water to a northwestern Kansas town where toxic algae has compromised the water supply. The bottled water was donated by Harvesters, a community food network, in Kansas City, Missouri and Topeka, and will be delivered to Norton on Saturday afternoon. Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer declared a state of disaster emergency on Friday for the City of Norton due to harmful algae blooms in Sebelius Lake.

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