There’s a lot at stake if Kansas doesn’t get a complete census count next year. That’s why state officials are already working on getting the state’s 350,000 Latinos to participate. Stephen Koranda of the Kansas News Service explains.

About 48 billion automated calls were made in the United States last year, and nearly a third of those were robocalls and scams. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt blames technology, but also said it has to be part of the solution.

State Senator John Rizzo says it’s unlikely the Missouri General Assembly will pass stricter background checks for gun owners. But as St. Louis Public Radio’s Julie O’Donoghue reports, the Democrat expects gun restrictions to be put directly in front of the voters eventually.