Westar Energy biggest utility in Kansas
Great Plains will assume $3.6 billion in debt
Many school cafeterias and other sites in Wichita are serving meals to hungry children.
The Royals won the series opener 6-2 against the Tampa Bay Rays with a four-run outburst in the eighth inning.
Great Plains Energy agreed to buy Westar Energy, the biggest utility in Kansas, for $8.6 billion as power companies across the United States, facing weak demand and rising operational costs, look to consolidate.
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The Eagle will continue printing at the Kansas City Star, its sister paper
Digital readership now far outpaces print readership
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