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

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Thousands of Kansas residents are getting money back because of a provision in the national health care law requiring insurance companies to spend at least 80 percent of premium dollars on patient care. About 60,000 people who bought insurance on the individual or small or large group markets in 2013 will receive the reimbursements.

(Information in the following story is from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - The Sedgwick County Commission has renewed a subsidy for Southwest Airlines. The deal guarantees the airline up to $6.5 million a year to offset any losses from doing business in Wichita. One of two commissioners who voted against keeping the subsidy says he hasn't seen any evidence the airline's service is losing money. Southwest has been in the Wichita market for about a year.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A legislative committee says legislator requests for audits of various state interests are being delayed because of a lack of auditors. At least 25 audits have been delayed because auditors don't have the resources to get to them. They include audits on the proposed sale of state buildings and the cost effectiveness of the death penalty.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - The University of Kansas is getting a $16 million gift from the family of a Wichita man who founded an oil and gas exploration company. The money will help build a hall in the university's planned Earth, Energy and Environment Center. The building will be named for Donald Slawson, who was also a Kansas Regent for two terms.

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