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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The widow of a Kansas man killed last month by an undersheriff has asked a court to release video and audio recordings of the Oct. 6 encounter that her attorney says shows the man was unarmed and trying to obey instructions when he was shot. Attorney Michael Kuckelman says recordings he has viewed are troubling and the public has a right to see the evidence.

CHICAGO (AP) - State election officials have decided that Illinois will stay in a Kansas-run voter registration database that critics claim is inaccurate and could lead to security breaches. The State Board of Elections voted 4-4 on Monday, which means Illinois will continue to participate in the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program. Over two dozen states participate. Kansas director of elections Bryan Caskey says officials are working on new security guidelines.

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) - After Kansas endured a long budget crisis under Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, many observers thought the state would abandon deep-red politics and move back toward the center. But now an even more conservative figure seems to be leading next year's race for governor. Secretary of State Kris Kobach built a national reputation as hardline provocateur on immigration and voter ID laws. His visibility rose after President Donald Trump appointed him to help lead a commission on election fraud.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Tyson Foods Inc. says its plans for a chicken plant in Kansas remain on hold while it moves forward with its Tennessee project. The Springdale, Arkansas-based company announced Monday it would build a $300 million chicken production complex in Humboldt, Tennessee, that is expected to create more than 1,500 jobs when it begins operations in 2019.

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