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

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach predicts 22 percent of registered voters will participate in next week's primary election. He says the estimate is based on recent primary voting history, early voting totals in the current primary and lack of a statewide get-out-the-vote operation. Kobach says turnout was about 23.2 percent in the state's 2012 primary.

AUBURN, Kan. (AP) - The city of Auburn is suing a former city clerk who pleaded guilty to embezzlement. Auburn is seeking more than $200,000 in its civil lawsuit against 61-year-old Alice Riley, who pleaded guilty to the federal charge this week and is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 17. Federal prosecutors said Riley embezzled at least $186,000 from Auburn, where she managed payroll and other accounts as the city clerk for several years.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Former Kansas Supreme Court Justice Nancy Moritz has taken the oath of office to join the federal appeals court that handles cases from six western and Plains states. The Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals says Moritz's temporary chambers will be in Lawrence. President Barack Obama nominated Moritz in 2013 and she was confirmed in May. Her departure gives Republican Gov. Sam Brownback his first appointment to the state's highest court.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas school district has completed the $17 million transformation of a megachurch into an educational complex. The Hilltop Campus in Overland Park will be ready for classes August 18th. The Blue Valley School District bought the First Family Church for $9 million in 2012 after the property went into foreclosure. The 51-acre campus houses an early childhood learning center, a conference center and various programs.

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