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News Minute: Here is the latest Kansas news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. CDT

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A new state website can assist residents in Wichita and Sedgwick County to find jobs that are in the greatest demand and show how much they pay and where and how much training is necessary. The Wichita Eagle reports that the Kansas Career Navigator website has information updated on the 10 most in-demand jobs in the state as well as in each of its more than 100 counties. The website also provides information on current openings, the education or training required for them.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Major party candidates for Kansas governor are using their running-mate picks to bolster key campaign themes. They're also addressing potential political trouble spots and ensuring that their ticket represents different regions of the state. Seven of the eight major candidates have named their candidates for lieutenant governor. The candidate filing deadline is June 1.

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sam Brownback appears relaxed, looser and more convivial as he settles into his ambassador's job and far from where he was during his final, difficult months as Kansas governor. Brownback left the governor's office in January. The Kansas City Star reports that five months later, a visibly relaxed Brownback appeared back in his element in Washington as U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The longest serving legislators in Kansas history has retired from his career outside politics as a public school teacher after 43 years. Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley's last day in a classroom was Thursday when public schools in his hometown of Topeka ended their 2017-18 academic year. He has served in the Legislature for 42 years after first winning a House seat in 1976.

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