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A wildfire ignited over the weekend in northwest Oklahoma and experts say this could be a bad fire season for that state, as well as Kansas and Colorado. 

Late last month, staff at the Kansas Corporation Commission testified in favor of a proposed merger of Great Plains Energy and Westar Energy, if it protected ratepayers and Kansas jobs.

Area news headlines from the Associated Press

Find out what's happening. Take a look at these Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

Electronic sign on I-70 (File photo by J. Schafer)

An announcement scheduled for today (TUE) about severe weather awareness was postponed... due to severe weather.

The Jayhawks were out to avenge a narrow loss to Oklahoma last month.

Jayhawks coach Bill Self says he sees improvement in his team as KU prepares for a road game Saturday at Texas Tech.

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A Senate panel advanced the plan Monday.

Republican candidates for governor Wink Hartman, Mark Hutton, Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer on stage at the first debate Saturday. (Photo Credit: Nadya Faulx, KMUW)

The incumbent Kansas governor had been scheduled to debate several other prominent candidates in the race to be the Republican gubernatorial nominee but Jeff Colyer was sick with the flu and didn't take part in Saturday's forum.

Area news headlines from the Associated Press

Find out what's happening in Kansas.  Check out these news headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by the KPR news team.

Harvest Public Media is a consortium of public media outlets reporting on agriculture and other issues affecting the rural Midwest.

The quantity of corn and soybeans grown in the Midwest and the amount of greenhouse gas emissions have both radically changed over the past century.  A new report compares how these two factors have affected climate change.

Photo by Ann Dean, courtesy of KU School of Business

This week on KPR Presents: we mark Black History Month with a conversation on race, gender, and sports.  ESPN's Claire Smith was the keynote speaker at KU's fourth annual Power of Sport symposium.

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