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

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Republican Party has sent out a newsletter that offers advice on dealing with "trolls" from the Kansas National Education Association. The Wichita Eagle reports that the newsletter sent Friday talks about clashes with "KNEA Trolls" in a section titled "HOW TO DEAL WITH TROLLS WHO CHALLENGE THE EDUCATION REFORM BILL." Kansas GOP executive director Clay Barker says the intent was to show members how to combat falsehoods. KNEA spokesman Marcus Baltzell stressed in an email that the organization represents thousands of eligible voters.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Crews are demolishing a northeast Kansas City church that partially collapsed with children inside. The Kansas City Star reports that demolition began Thursday on the Rios De Agua Viva Church. Work continued through Saturday. Walls at the church collapsed August 7th with more than 60 people inside, including children attending a vacation Bible school. No one was injured.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - University researchers and utilities are conducting solar panel research that could make the energy source more attractive for Kansas users. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that a lab at the University of Kansas is working on producing flexible panels that will be more cost-effective than current silicon models.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - It's going to be a big weekend at the Fort Larned National Historic Site about 130 miles northwest of Wichita. Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of the Fort Larned National Historic Site being created by President Lyndon Johnson on August 31st, 1964.

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