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News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press at 1:40 a.m. CDT

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach unsuccessfully sought a governor's pardon for an executive of a company that donated to Kobach and was among the sponsors of a fundraiser for him. Gov. Jeff Colyer denied the request this week. Police say the man threatened a cab driver with a gun to his head.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas woman accused of participating in the deaths of three people who were strangled or smothered with trash bags has been convicted of first-degree murder and other charges. Thirty-two-year-old Kora Liles was found guilty Wednesday of 11 counts, including three counts of first-degree murder. She was one of five people charged in the March 2017 deaths of 19-year-old Matthew Leavitt, 38-year-old Nicole Fisher and 20-year-old Luke Davis in a Topeka basement.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Secretary of State's office has issued written instructions to county elections officials telling them to immediately implement a federal court ruling that struck down the state's proof-of-citizenship voter registration law. The state's two-page directive was emailed Wednesday to local election officials.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A proposal to expand Kansas City's streetcar south to the University of Missouri-Kansas City won approval by a wide margin in mail-in balloting. Residents inside a new transportation development district approved special sales and property taxes fund a $227 million project. Voters approved a new 1-cent sales tax for the next 30 years. Property owners generally within one-third of a mile from the streetcar route will face an additional 25-year property tax assessment.

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