One more really hot day is expected this week with high temperatures in the upper 90s with heat indices between 105-108. A cold front will push through late this afternoon into tonight bringing scattered storms. While widespread severe weather is not expected at this time some storms may become severe.
The commission regulating Kansas utilities is going ahead with a hearing Wednesday on Westar Energy's electric rate increase request.
That's despite a proposed settlement among Westar and other parties.
It would raise the company's rates an average of 11 percent for more than 675,000 homes and businesses. That would be worth $130 million in additional revenues annually for Westar, the state's largest electric company.
KCC spokeswoman Rosemary Foreman says the hearing will give Westar and the other parties a chance to present the agreement to commissioners.
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