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0 | May. 13, 2013 |
A state official charged with overseeing the state’s foster care system blamed the economy and drug and alcohol abuse for a recent increase in the number of children in state custody.
0 | Apr. 26, 2013 |
Tipsters could be eligible for up to $5,000, though officials predict the average award will be $2,500.
0 | Apr. 25, 2013 |
Gov. Sam Brownback was at the University of Kansas Medical Center today as part of his statewide campus tour in support of steady funding for higher education instead of the cuts proposed by the Kansas Legislature. Higher ed officials have said the reductions would set higher ed funding back a decade, if adopted.
0 | Apr. 23, 2013 |
Families of men locked up at Larned State Hospital urged task force members to consider changes to the state's Sexual Predator Treatment Program. More and better treatment urged. "There's no way to get out of there," said one mother.
2 | Apr. 22, 2013 |
Gov. Sam Brownback signed into law a bill requiring the University of Kansas Medical Center to create a center for conducting non-embryonic stem cell research.
0 | Apr. 19, 2013 |
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger has appointed Linda Sheppard, director of the agency's accident and health division, to a new position as special counsel and health care policy and analysis director for the department.
0 | Apr. 18, 2013 |
The governor's visit coincided with newspaper reports of several state workers earning tens of thousands of dollars in overtime last year from working 12- and 16-hour shifts.
0 | Apr. 18, 2013 |
The results of an annual survey tracking behavioral health risks have been released. The survey — conducted in Kansas each year since 1992 — consisted of 224 questions about health and habits. Almost 20,000 Kansans completed the survey.
0 | Apr. 17, 2013 |
The presidents of the state universities took turns describing how the schools would cope, if the Legislature moves forward with plans to cut higher education spending.
0 | Apr. 16, 2013 |
A bill authorizing state welfare officials to order drug tests of people receiving or applying for unemployment or some welfare benefits was signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback.
0 | Apr. 04, 2013 |
Members of a House-Senate conference committee have agreed on a controversial bill that critics fear would make it possible for officials to quarantine people infected with or exposed to HIV. Of the six members on the bargaining panel, only Rep. Jim Ward, a Wichita Democrat, refused to sign the conference committee report. "The bill itself is good. I just wish we could have added that one little phrase that would have assuaged the fears of thousands upon thousands of people all across the country — I've got the emails to prove it," said Sen. Laura Kelly, one of the conferees.
1 | Apr. 03, 2013 |
House and Senate negotiators appear headed toward approval of a controversial bill that critics fear would make possible quarantining people infected with or exposed to HIV.
1 | Mar. 29, 2013 |
State health officials today addressed recent media reports that a bill in the Legislature would, if approved, allow the quarantine of people infected with or exposed to HIV.
0 | Mar. 28, 2013 |
House and Senate negotiators have agreed on legislation establishing a joint committee to oversee KanCare and state efforts to develop home and community-based alternatives to institutional care. They also discussed bundling a number of other health-related measures into a 'mega bill.'
0 | Mar. 26, 2013 |
After 45 minutes of debate, the House tentatively approved a bill that requires the University of Kansas Medical Center to create a center for conducting non-embryonic stem cell research.