We could hear of a Democratic challenger to incumbent Republican Gov. Sam Brownback by Labor Day.
The Democrats most often mentioned as potential candidates are Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis of Lawrence; businesswoman and former Board of Regents member Jill Docking of Wichita, and former state Agriculture Secretary Joshua Svaty, of Ellsworth County.
Democrats say their nominee will need to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars and build statewide name recognition early.
The owners of a Topeka nursing home have filed a federal lawsuit in attempt to stay in business. State and federal officials have decided to cancel the nursing home's eligibility for Medicare and Medicaid payments, and revoke its operating license.
Sedgwick County again will help residents dispose of bulky waste by offering a coupon covering the cost to dump up to 1,000 pounds; loads exceeding this limit are accepted, but will be subject to fees.
An online request form will be available beginning July 22 at sedgwickcounty.org, or residents may request a coupon by calling 660-9110. Residents will need to present their name and address online or over the phone.