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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.

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.

Here's the weekend headlines from Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

John Hamdorf is working to regain the confidence of lawmakers frustrated by years of complaints about KanCare. 

(photo credit: Jennifer L. Graham, US Geological Survey)

The funding will help officials target their efforts to reduce the amount of phosphorus-rich runoff into Milford Lake. 

Researchers at MIT looked at whether greenhouse gas emissions or more intensive farming played the bigger role in changes to temperature, rainfall and humidity in the Corn Belt.

Area news headlines from the Associated Press

Find the latest Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by the KPR news team.

Kansas Republicans are gathering in Wichita this weekend for the party's annual convention.  Many GOP candidates for governor and other offices are expected to attend.

Saltwater injection wells in southeast Kansas (photo credit: Kansas Geological Survey)

The Kansas Legislature will be considering bills aimed at putting stricter regulations on the wells oil and gas producers use to inject wastewater back into the ground.

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