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Each week, we gather some of the most noteworthy stories that you may have missed (but shouldn't).

Board of Canvassers finalizes Sedgwick County primary votes

Just when you thought the primary elections were done, more than 1,000 provisional ballots still had to be certified. By hand.

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Kansans can learn about the state’s open government laws at a series of trainings starting next week.

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Republican Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts says he's offering some advice to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. As Stephen Koranda reports, the goal is giving Trump a leg up on agriculture issues over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Roberts is chairman of the Agriculture Committee. The Kansas senator says he hasn’t personally met Trump, but he was asked to help the campaign with agricultural issues.

Roberts has been telling them that none of the candidates who ran for president this election have talked enough about things affecting rural areas and agriculture.

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Nico Hernandez had a gnarly gash over his left eye that left him bloodied, with blurred vision and in need of stitches.

He has a better look in mind for Sunday.

Hernandez will leave the Rio Games with a bronze medal in the light flyweight division, ending a medal drought for the U.S. that stretched to 2008. He's also the first American light flyweight to medal since Michael Carbajal won silver in 1998.

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Thirteen states including Kansas are asking a federal appeals court to review the Environmental Protection Agency's recent regulations on the oil and gas industry.

The EPA made a final ruling on emission standards affecting new, reconstructed and modified oil and gas operations. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has asked for judicial review of one of the three new rules, specifically the rule that relates to regulating emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas.

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Wichita has been ranked as the second-cheapest city to have a startup company in a new study released by the personal finance company SmartAsset.

SmartAsset is a New York City-based company that gives advice to people who are looking into student loans, retirement, credit cards and starting a business.

The company recently released a list that featured the most inexpensive places to start up a business. Wichita came in second behind Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Gov. Sam Brownback says the death of a Kansas lawmaker’s son at the Schlitterbahn water park should prompt a review of the state’s amusement park inspection laws.

“I think they ought to be reviewed, and I would assume and hope that the Legislature would spend significant time looking at the issue," Brownback says. "And we will as an administration after you get past the sheer tragedy of it.”

Parks are now required to inspect their rides at least once a year. Records of those inspections are then subject to random state audits.

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The ratings agency Moody’s is again giving a negative outlook to Kansas’ ability to pay back millions in debt.

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration is asking state agencies and universities to think about how they’d handle a 5 percent budget cut.

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In 2015 Kansas City’s The Rainmakers released Cover Band, a collection of songs written and originally recorded by other artists. That might have been a surprising move given that the group boasts one of the region’s most acclaimed songwriters, Bob Walkenhorst. But Walkenhorst himself says the record allowed the band to retrace its steps and show fans how it became the band it is today.

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