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

Former state Representative Mark Hutton has officially entered the race for the Republican nomination for Kansas governor.

This is near the spot in central Kansas where the Chisholm Trail intersects with the Santa Fe Trail. (Photo by Rex Buchanan)

A group of modern-day cowboys recreated an old-fashioned cattle drive to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail, which brought longhorn cattle from Texas to railheads in Kansas.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The last phase of the KEES system went more smoothly than past pieces.

File photo of Mark Hutton, speaking in 2015, when he was a member of the Kansas House. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

Another candidate has entered the race for Kansas governor. Former state lawmaker Mark Hutton announced his candidacy today (MON) in Wichita.

file photo of Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer speaking with reporters (photo credit: Stephen Koranda)

Kansas Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer favors dismantling Obamacare and supports the bill being floated by Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy. 

ICEE drinks, also known as Slurpee drinks, are semi-frozen and sometimes carbonated drinks, invented by Omar Knedlik, in Coffeyville, Kansas. (Photo by J. Schafer)

A lot of cool inventions have come out of Kansas. But one of the "coolest" is the ICEE. Also known as the Slurpee, this ice-cold concoction was created by a man in Coffeyville, Kansas. Commentator Ron Wilson shares his story.

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

The Kansas Department of Corrections says it will continue mandatory 12-hour shifts for officers at El Dorado Correctional Facility for at least another 90 days.

File photo of corn crop north of Lawrence (Photo by J. Schafer)

According to a new USDA survey, more farmers are turning organic across the Great Plains.

This week on KPR Presents: the best new books by Kansans or about Kansas.  Kaye McIntyre visits with some of this year's Kansas Notable authors in the second of this two-part series.

Jayhawk football fans are getting a look at plans to renovate the University of Kansas Memorial Stadium.  Kansas Athletics unveiled plans for its $350 million campaign, which includes a new indoor practice area and new facilities for KU's volleyball program.

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