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Breaking down the Kansas attorney general race

Republican Kris Kobach promises to sue the federal government every chance he gets if he’s elected Kansas attorney general. Plus, how a new program in Kansas City is already helping hundreds of tenants facing eviction.

The two men running for Kansas attorney general see the job of the state’s lawyer in very different ways. Republican Kris Kobach wants to sue the federal government every chance he gets, while Democrat Chris Mann is staying closer to home. Dylan Lysen of the Kansas News Service reports.

Since Kansas City's right-to-counsel program opened in June, more tenants are receiving legal representation, leading to better outcomes that avoid eviction and keep tenants in their homes. Brian Ellison spoke with KCUR's Celisa Calacal about how the program has helped nearly 400 Kansas City tenants.

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