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Dane G. Hansen with his nephew, Dane Gray Bales. (Photo Courtesy of Dane G. Hansen Foundation)

Dane G. Hansen was a successful entrepreneur from northwest Kansas who made a positive contribution to his local community and to the state. Though he was born in the late 1800s, his legacy of helping others continues to this day.

Wichita attorney James Thompson is the Democratic nominee for the 4th District congressional seat, which had been held by Republican Mike Pompeo. Pompeo now serves as director of the CIA.

The Wichita Democrat hoping to represent south-central Kansas in Congress has held his first news conference since securing his party's nomination.

 A tree erupts in flames in this grass fire near Lake City, Kansas, in March, 2016.  (Photo by Travis Morisse, The Hutchinson News, via AP)

Dry and windy conditions have created the potential for an active wildfire season in Kansas.  Most wildfires are caused by people, so officials are urging residents to be alert and careful.
 

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.

Governor Brownback speaking to reporters at the Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The exception allows thousands of business owners not to pay income taxes.

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

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was the keynote speaker at the convention.

Bernie Sanders may have lost the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, but he can still draw a crowd in Kansas. About 4,000 people attended a rally in Topeka yesterday (SAT), where Sanders was the keynote speaker at the Kansas Democratic Party's annual state convention.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks talks about her latest novel, The Secret Chord. We'll also delve into the Lawrence Public Library's Big Read of Julia Alvarez's novel, In the Time of the Butterflies.

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

About 400 people gathered to honor victims of an Olathe shooting that may have been racially motivated. Meanwhile, Austins Bar and Grill is scheduled to reopen today (SAT) after a shooting that skilled Srinivas Kuchibhotla and injured two other men. Adam Purinton is being held on charges of murder and attempted murder in the case.

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