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Here's a summary of Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

Image from U.S. Drought Monitor

Unusually warm and dry February weather is stoking fears of another drought.  Kansas temperatures have been more than eight degrees about normal, with more upper 60s and low 70s expected throughout Kansas this week.

Photo courtesy of Kansas State University Communications and Marketing

Admiral Cecil Haney outlines military challenges and strategic deterrence in this KSU Landon Lecture.  Haney served as the Commander of U.S. Strategic Command from 2013 to 2016.

Here's a summary of the day's Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

The Kansas Senate chamber. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The plan would roll back much of the 2012 tax cut.

A Chinese national living in Kansas has been found guilty in connection with the theft of proprietary rice seeds engineered by his employer, Ventria Bioscience in Junction City. Prosecutors say hundreds of rice sees were in the process of being smuggled to China before they were intercepted.

Kansas Statehouse (Photo by J. Schafer)

Kansas lawmakers have approved a big income tax increase and have rolled back tax breaks for businesses. The governor has already said he won't sign the bill into law.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Senator Tom Holland pitched a bill in the Kansas Senate to raise income taxes and eliminate a business tax exemption.

The Senate voted down a bill that bill would raise more than $1 billion over two years by abandoning controversial tax policies promoted by Governor Sam Brownback. 

Arica Shepard Ahlvers led the Emporia State Hornets to the NCAA Regional Championship match in 2009.

Three-time All-American volleyball player and former ESU Athletic Marketing Director Arica Shepard Ahlvers died on February 9.

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