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The administrator for the EPA region that includes Kansas says power plants must be innovative, competitive and efficient to help the United States meet its greenhouse gas reduction targets.
While disease-causing bacteria eventually will develop resistance to all current antiobiotics, KU professor Rebecca Horvat says the president's order brings new focus to the effort.
The $970,000 grant is part of a federal program to develop strategies to prevent violent deaths. Kansas is one of 32 participating states.
Congress is considering whether to reauthorize four years of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, which provides coverage for more than 56,000 Kansas children.
KDHE spokeswoman Sara Belfry says the department is investigating whether any of the young patients treated at Children's Mercy are from Kansas.
Greenhouse gas regulations recently proposed by the EPA could block a proposed facility next to an existing coal-fired unit at Sunflower’s station outside Holcomb.
The Cancer Center of Kansas will receive $1.7 million over five years for clinical trials involving more than 300 cancer patients.
Centers with operations in Pittsburg, Emporia, Eureka, Olathe and Hutchinson each will receive $250,000 grants to expand services for low-income Kansans.
A provision in the health reform law closes the "donut hole," or coverage gap where beneficiaries have no insurance help with the cost of their medications.
Powell sees a competitive insurance market as part of what he calls a “three-legged stool,” along with Gov. Sam Brownback’s income tax cuts and a renewed emphasis on vocational education, to help Kansas attract new businesses.