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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A federal appeals court says Kansas can't cut Medicaid funds to a Planned Parenthood affiliate over videos anti-abortion activists secretly recorded in 2015. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision leaves in place a lower court's preliminary injunction that blocked Kansas from ending the contract. It is the fifth of six circuits to uphold the right of patients to receive health care from their preferred qualified provider.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Senate has approved a bipartisan bill for strengthening lobbying laws that also would allow state officials to take more expensive gifts from people seeking to influence them. The measure approved unanimously Wednesday would require people trying to promote contracts or influence actions by executive branch agencies to register as lobbyists and disclose some spending. That is broader than current Kansas laws requiring on lobbying.

CHICAGO (AP) - Lansing, Michigan, Mayor Andy Schor declared a state of emergency for the city in anticipation that flooding will hit residential areas. City officials recommended anyone living in the possible flood areas near the Grand and Red Cedar rivers to temporarily leave their home by noon Thursday. Schor says the state of emergency allows the city to "proactively provide the necessary information and resources to protect our residents."

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Fidelity Bank and its owners have donated $1 million toward of a new business school at Wichita State University. The university announced the donation Wednesday from the bank, its foundation and bank's owners, the Bastian family. The donation brings total private donations for the building to $11.5 million. The university says about half of the building's estimated $50 million cost is expected to be raised privately with the remaining amount coming from university funds.

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