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Kansas Newspaper Clippings - Social Services

2006

Andi Atwater
State launches new drug plan
Wichita Eagle, 1/5/2006

Chris Moon
Medicaid expenses key issue
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/6/2006

Mario Sequeria
Texas team studies Kansas child welfare
Johnson County Sun, 1/26/2006

Reporting statute at issue
Iola Register, 2/2/2006

John D. Montgomery
Bedroom politics [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 2/2/2006

Phyllis J. Zorn
Federal budget cuts could hurt local social services, directors say
Hays Daily News, 2/2/2006

Barbara Shelly
Kline's inquiries need safeguards [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 2/4/2006

Ron Sylvester
Kline's teen sex position unclear
Wichita Eagle, 2/4/2006

Roxana Hegeman
Kline: Report all underage sexual intercourse
Hutchinson News, 2/4/2006

Randy Scholfield
Abuse? Balance privacy and sex reporting
Wichita Eagle, 2/5/2006

Suzanne Perez Tobias
Parents torn: Are kids' sex lives private?
Wichita Eagle, 2/5/2006

Hal Lockard
Task force figures shed light on abuse
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/5/2006

John Hanna
Reporting dispute could determine Kline's access
Hutchinson News, 2/6/2006

Gregory Schneider
Law could protect children, if we let it
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/6/2006

Dave Ranney
SRS call center in rural Kansas proposed
Lawrence Journal World, 2/7/2006

Dave Ranney and Scott Rothschild
Bill aims for crackdown on child support
Lawrence Journal World, 2/7/2006

Roxana Hegeman
Witness: Mandatory reporting forces change in behavior
Lawrence Journal World, 2/7/2006

Sarah Kessinger
Bill targets child support debtors
Hutchinson News, 2/7/2006

Roxana Hegeman
Witness says required reporting forces change in juvenile behavior
Hutchinson News, 2/7/2006

Knight Ridder News Service
Witness: Reporting forces change in teen behavior
Olathe Daily News, 2/7/2006

David Klepper
Legislation takes aim at deadbeat parents
Kansas City Star, 2/8/2006

Deadbeat parents might driver's licenses
Wichita Eagle, 2/8/2006

David Klepper
Bills: Pay child support to hunt, drive
Wichita Eagle, 2/8/2006

Associated Press
Witness: No 'home runs' allowed under juvenile sex law
Hutchinson News, 2/8/2006

Is sex-reporting trial a 'Twilight Zone' episode?
Wichita Eagle, 2/9/2006

J-W Editorials
Rural opportunity [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/9/2006

Ron Sylvester
D.A. reads teen-sex law more broadly
Wichita Eagle, 2/9/2006

Roxana Hegeman
Official: View of sex is strict
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/9/2006

Tom Bill
Don't give SRS more powers [editorial]
Salina Journal, 2/9/2006

Needed support
Garden City Telegram, 2/9/2006

Sarah St. John
Young love
Olathe Daily News, 2/9/2006

Roxana Hegeman
Prosecutor: Kline opinion had no effect
Hutchinson News, 2/9/2006

Scott Rothschild
Services sought for abuse victims
Lawrence Journal World, 2/10/2006

Associated Press
Judge critical of argument on youth sex
Wichita Eagle, 2/10/2006

Ron Sylvester
Teen-sex decision next week, judge says
Wichita Eagle, 2/10/2006

Kyle Baymiller
Kline's meddling is counterproductive [letter to the editor]
Wichita Eagle, 2/10/2006

Barbara Shelly
Legislature, not Kline and courts, should be sorting out this mess
Kansas City Star, 2/10/2006

Roxana Hegeman
Judge: Underage sex case falls short
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/10/2006

Associated Press
Judge: No credible evidence underage sex always harmful
Lawrence Journal World, 2/10/2006

Dave Toplikar
Kline: Rapists have no right to privacy
Lawrence Journal World, 2/10/2006

Randy Scholfield
Kids, ask Dr. Phil about sex and law
Wichita Eagle, 2/10/2006

Associated Press
Is underage sex always harmful to minors?
Salina Journal, 2/10/2006

Roxana Hegeman
Judge says no evidence teen sex always harmful
Hutchinson News, 2/10/2006

Unhealthy preoccupation
Hutchinson News, 2/12/2006

Karen Shideler, Joe Rodriguez and Jillian Cohan
Health workers say teens will find ways around law
Wichita Eagle, 2/12/2006

Icess Fernandez and Missy Good
Ruling unlikely to stop teen sex
Wichita Eagle, 2/12/2006

Laura Bauer
Many await ruling in teen sex case
Kansas City Star, 2/13/2006

Emerson Lynn Jr
Kline's campaign against teen of sex opens can of worms [opinion]
Iola Register, 2/13/2006

Associated Press
Opinion on sex reporting delayed
Lawrence Journal World, 2/14/2006

Ervin E. Grant
Incest is biggest sexual abuse problem
Wichita Eagle, 2/14/2006

Wes Crenshaw and Marissa Ballard
Government should 'butt out' of young people's sex lives
Lawrence Journal World, 2/14/2006

Associated Press
House advances bill to tighten marriage age requirements
Lawrence Journal World, 2/14/2006

Ron Sylvester
Judge delays ruling on privacy of teen sex
Wichita Eagle, 2/14/2006

Chris Moon
Marriage limit sees universal support
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2006

Martin Hawver
The issue backing Legislature to the wall
Kansas City Kansan, 2/14/2006

Let children grow up first [opinion]
Manhattan Mercury, 2/14/2006

Emerson Lynn Jr
Kansas raises age for marriage, but that's not enough [opinion]
Iola Register, 2/14/2006

Dawn Bartlett-Brown
Let's work to prevent abuse [letter to the editor]
Wichita Eagle, 2/24/2006

Stan Finger
Child abuse cases surge in Wichita searching for reasons
Wichita Eagle, 2/24/2006

Stan Finger
Reporting child abuse
Wichita Eagle, 2/24/2006

Dave Ranney
Home for disabled accused of abuse
Lawrence Journal World, 2/24/2006

Associated Press
Bill on unattended children passes
Lawrence Journal World, 2/24/2006

John Hanna
Bill on unattended children passes despite skepticism
Hutchinson News, 2/24/2006

Sarah Kessinger
Child support bills advance
Hutchinson News, 2/25/2006

Ellen Goodman
Murky morality in Kansas
Kansas City Star, 2/26/2006

Crowson's view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 2/26/2006

Randy Scholfield
Shocking Wichita must confront abuse problem
Wichita Eagle, 2/26/2006

Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 2/27/2006

Barbara Hollingsworth
Child safe after abduction attempt
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/28/2006

Ron Knox
Probation ordered in teen sex case
Lawrence Journal World, 2/28/2006

Karen Shideler
Shelter isn't only help in abuse cases
Wichita Eagle, 2/28/2006

Sigh. . .teen sex case getting more national attention
Wichita Eagle, 3/1/2006

Sarah Kessinger
Child support call center could be set up
Hutchinson News, 3/1/2006

Mary Clarkin
Violence center seeks gap funding
Hutchinson News, 3/1/2006

Sarah Kessinger
Child support call center slated for rural Kansas
Garden City Telegram, 3/1/2006

Harris News Service
Call center slated for rural Kansas
Parsons Sun, 3/1/2006

Dave Ranney
Medicaid rule puts daughter at risk, family says
Lawrence Journal World, 3/2/2006

Stan Finger
Officials stress child abuse prevention
Wichita Eagle, 3/2/2006

Roxana Hegeman
Judge bars hospital from removing toddler's life support
Lawrence Journal World, 3/2/2006

Jonathan Jantz
Children in jeopardy [letter to the editor]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/2/2006

Dave Ranney
Money-saving move blasted as harmful to children
Lawrence Journal World, 3/2/2006

Collecting child support
Hutchinson News, 3/2/2006

Phyllis J. Zorn
Kansas doesn't pass test
Hays Daily News, 3/2/2006

Mike Belt
Ms. Wheelchair candidate hopes to inspire Kansans with disabilities
Lawrence Journal World, 3/3/2006

Associated Press
Senators consider bill on child's best interest in adoption cases
Lawrence Journal World, 3/3/2006

Associated Press
Group gives Kansas 'F' on mental health care
Hutchinson News, 3/3/2006

Governor appoints Erie woman advocate
Chanute Tribune, 3/4/2006

Sophia Maines
Special diet for genetic disorder could be cut from state funds
Lawrence Journal World, 3/4/2006

Alan Bavley
States falter on mental health services
Kansas City Star, 3/4/2006

John Shultz
3,000 wait for homes
Kansas City Star, 3/4/2006

Finn Bullers
Children forced from group homes
Kansas City Star, 3/5/2006

Michael Hooper
A century of service
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/5/2006

Call center good idea
Hutchinson News, 3/6/2006

Emerson Lynn Jr
Lawmaker nannies tried much too hard [opinion]
Iola Register, 3/6/2006

Medicaid cuts threaten state
Iola Register, 3/6/2006

James E. Moore
Failing grade can lead to better care
Wichita Eagle, 3/7/2006

Laura Scott
Don't hurt them by cutting off aid [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 3/7/2006

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Family service and guidance center still shining [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/7/2006

Jim Sullinger and David Klepper
Helping grandparents
Kansas City Star, 3/7/2006

Jeffery M. Leving and Glenn Sacks
License bill unfair to noncustodial parents
Wichita Eagle, 3/8/2006

Steve Painter
Cutoff puts paying for high-needs kids on state
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/9/2006

Scott Rothschild
Youth officials aim to stop 'bouncing'
Lawrence Journal World, 3/9/2006

Mark Fagan
Hospice giant enters Lawrence market
Lawrence Journal World, 3/10/2006

Associated Press
'Child's best interest' bill heads for Sebelius' desk
Wichita Eagle, 3/10/2006

The Capital-Journal
Hospice provider expands to KC
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2006

Hutchinson News
Opinion
Chanute Tribune, 3/10/2006

Tim Carpenter
State may reel in deadbeats
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/12/2006

Karen Uhlenhuth
Finding deadbeat parents will get harder
Kansas City Star, 3/13/2006

Ron Knox
Shelter, neighbors to seek compromise
Lawrence Journal World, 3/15/2006

David Chartrand
Kansas' mentally ill being left behind [opinion]
Wichita Eagle, 3/16/2006

Scott Rothschild
Parents plead cases for troubled children
Lawrence Journal World, 3/16/2006

David Chartrand
Caring for the mentally ill
Olathe Daily News, 3/17/2006

Brent D. Wistrom
Bill would force agencies to check immigration status
Wichita Eagle, 3/20/2006

David Chartrand
Mentally ill often left behind
Garden City Telegram, 3/21/2006

Carl Manning
House advances legislation that cracks down on deadbeat parents
Lawrence Journal World, 3/21/2006

Carl Manning
House advances legislation on deadbeat parents
Hutchinson News, 3/21/2006

Look closer at 'deadbeats' [opinion]
Olathe Daily News, 3/22/2006

Rhonda Holman
Serious State neglects mental illness at its risk
Wichita Eagle, 3/23/2006

Sarah Kessinger
Bill seeks to re-state federal law
Salina Journal, 3/23/2006

Tim Carpenter
Bill proposed to protect mentally ill
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/24/2006

Associated Press
Deadbeat parent measure passes through Senate
Hutchinson News, 3/24/2006

Joel Mathis
Kansas congressmen propose sanctions on 'deadbeat' parents
Lawrence Journal World, 3/24/2006

Tim Carpenter
Senate Oks bill to help abused
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2006

Leadell Ediger
Families need help
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2006

Chad Lawhorn
Shelter's mission worries residents
Lawrence Journal World, 3/28/2006

Dave Ranney
Report: Poverty touching more kids
Lawrence Journal World, 3/29/2006

Karen Uhlenhuth
State survey points up child poverty
Kansas City Star, 3/29/2006

Sarah Kessinger
Victimized women wait on legislators
Salina Journal, 3/30/2006

John Hanna
Concerns slow response to servitude case
Lawrence Journal World, 3/30/2006

Rachel Davis
Agencies hope to curb abuse
Garden City Telegram, 4/1/2006

Deb Gruver
Medication one key part of treating mental illness
Wichita Eagle, 4/2/2006

Eagle Staff
A home for the homeless
Wichita Eagle, 4/3/2006

Steve Painter
Victims hope for action on reforms
Wichita Eagle, 4/7/2006

Scott Rothschild
Treatment center's victims urge increased oversight
Lawrence Journal World, 4/7/2006

Victims legislators to pass reforms
Manhattan Mercury, 4/7/2006

Tom and Melissa Rodriguez
Urge lawmakers to help people with metabolic disorders [letter to the editor]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 4/7/2006

Tim Carpenter
Session falls short for some
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/7/2006

Rachel Davis
Cruz appointed state ombudsman
Garden City Telegram, 4/10/2006

Annabeth Surbaugh
Court-appointed service advocates aid children
Johnson County Sun, 4/13/2006

Associated Press
Agent honored for work in Newton servitude case
Lawrence Journal World, 4/13/2006

John Hanna
Sebelius still pushing expansion of children's health coverage
Metro News, 4/14/2006

Lauren Karp
Recognizing the effects of child abuse
Junction City Daily Union, 4/14/2006

Ann Charles
A better way? [opinion]
Chanute Tribune, 4/14/2006

Tim Carpenter
Oversight of homes questioned
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/16/2006

Tim Carpenter
Abuser was free to stalk his prey
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/16/2006

Associated Press
State to shut down Lawrence nursing home
Hutchinson News, 4/17/2006

Dave Ranney
Plan for mentally ill inmates takes shape
Lawrence Journal World, 4/18/2006

Amy Conkling
Shelter will not open until May
Hutchinson News, 4/18/2006

Lawmakers: act on children's health
Winfield Daily Courier, 4/18/2006

Common-sense ruling welcome [opinion]
Manhattan Mercury, 4/19/2006

John Hanna
Kline expects appeal of ruling on reporting juvenile sex
Hutchinson News, 4/20/2006

John Hanna
Kline likely to appeal teen ruling
Wichita Eagle, 4/20/2006

Emerson Lynn Jr
Kline's obsessions with sex, abortion, skew his mission [opinion]
Iola Register, 4/20/2006

Crowson's view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 4/20/2006

John Hanna
Kline expects to appeal ruling on teenage sex
Kansas City Star, 4/20/2006

J-W Editorials
Sad situation [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 4/20/2006

Prevent child abuse
Emporia Gazette, 4/20/2006

Rhonda Holman
Trust pros know child rape when they see it [editorial]
Wichita Eagle, 4/20/2006

John Hanna
Kline: Appeal likely on juvenile sex ruling
Lawrence Journal World, 4/20/2006

Oops, Kline says he really didn't successfully defend law
Wichita Eagle, 4/21/2006

Federal judge's ruling Kline should accept defeat [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 4/21/2006

J-W Editorial
Some discretion [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 4/23/2006

J-W Staff
Big Tent Coalition rallies for social service funding
Lawrence Journal World, 4/27/2006

Debra Skodack
Possible rise in elder abuse feared
Kansas City Star, 4/28/2006

Carl Manning
Women encourage lawmakers to provide better protection for disabled, mentally ill
Hutchinson News, 4/28/2006

The Capital-Journal
Disabled Kansans show troop support
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/28/2006

Associated Press
State: Pay child support or be a restricted driver
Wichita Eagle, 5/2/2006

Carl Manning
Lawmakers send governor bill
Junction City Daily Union, 5/2/2006

Carl Manning
Bill sent to governor restricts driver's licenses of deadbeat parents
Lawrence Journal World, 5/2/2006

Carl Manning
Lawmakers send governor bill to limit driving of parents owing child support
Hutchinson News, 5/2/2006

Chad Lawhorn
Commission split on mental health unit
Lawrence Journal World, 5/4/2006

Scott Rothschild
Despite senator's efforts, juvenile marriage ban advances
Lawrence Journal World, 5/4/2006

Joel Turner
Restricting licenses [letter to the editor]
Hutchinson News, 5/6/2006

Better oversight for mentally disabled
Wichita Eagle, 5/10/2006

Jason Probst
Defense attorney in Wilson child abuse case asks judge for mistrial
Hutchinson News, 5/12/2006

Sarah Kessinger
Focus on poverty sought
Hutchinson News, 5/12/2006

Sarah Kessinger
Legislators pass final bill on child support penalties
Hutchinson News, 5/12/2006

Benita Y. Williams
Shelter raising funds for new facility
Kansas City Star, 5/18/2006

Parents behind in child support face driving limit
Lawrence Journal World, 5/18/2006

Steve Painter
Governor signs bill limiting age for marriage
Wichita Eagle, 5/18/2006

Carl Manning
Bill provides help for grandparents who have custody of grandchildren
Lawrence Journal World, 5/19/2006

State, children better off if kids aren't in foster care
Wichita Eagle, 5/22/2006

Steve Fry
State hospital to list its dead
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/22/2006

Associated Press
Topeka State Hospital patients to be honored with monuments
Lawrence Journal World, 5/23/2006

Carl Manning
Grandparents to benefit from law
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/24/2006

Associated Press
Governor signs bill aiding grandparents
Wichita Eagle, 5/24/2006

Carl Manning
Governor signs bill providing financial aid for grandparents raising grandchildren
Lawrence Journal World, 5/24/2006

Steve Fry
Former patients in unmarked graves memorialized
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/25/2006

Hal Lockard
Bridge honors longtime mental health advocate
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/25/2006

John Poertner
Thank our caregiving grandparents
Wichita Eagle, 5/26/2006

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Topeka State Hospital cemetery dignity at last [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/27/2006

Group home fires 10
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/28/2006

Stan Finger
Adults are needed to speak for kids
Wichita Eagle, 5/30/2006

Dave Ranney and Ron Knox
Former group home workers say employer lied, fired them to save face in abuse case
Lawrence Journal World, 6/1/2006

Steve Fry
Chairman is touring all 33 United Way agencies
Topeka Capital Journal, 6/2/2006

Andi Atwater
Medicaid to raise reimbursement rates
Wichita Eagle, 6/15/2006

Jeanne Richardson
Local agencies get state grants
Winfield Daily Courier, 6/30/2006

Jennifer Torrens
Agencies receive grants
Emporia Gazette, 7/5/2006

Mike Shields and Dave Ranney
Kansas must repay $18.5M for Medicaid misspending
Lawrence Journal World, 6/30/2006

Andi Atwater
New law: Medicaid must check IDs
Wichita Eagle, 7/1/2006

Scott Rothschild
Medicaid dispute frustrates Sebelius
Lawrence Journal World, 7/1/2006

Dave Ranney
Medicaid paybacks may cost millions more
Lawrence Journal World, 7/13/2006

J-W Editorials
Shared responsibility [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 7/17/2006

James Carlson
Aldersgate clears hurdle
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/19/2006

Claudia Lauer
Grandma cares
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/30/2006

James Carlson
Homeless population taxing resources
Topeka Capital Journal, 7/31/2006

Oletha Faust-Goudeau
Help for grandparent caregivers on the way
Wichita Eagle, 8/2/2006

Randy Scholfield
Breakdown why didn't SRS rescue girls sooner?
Wichita Eagle, 8/2/2006

The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Abused Wichita girls poor oversight [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/3/2006

Claudia Lauer
Trainees get back on their feet
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/3/2006

Tim Potter
School: Girls foraged in trash
Wichita Eagle, 8/3/2006

Matthew Hisrich
Shutting down Medicaid shell games
Dodge City Daily Globe, 8/4/2006

Nathan Gill
La Cygne residents protest SRS office
Iola Register, 8/5/2006

Tim Potter
Source: SRS tips started in 2001
Wichita Eagle, 8/6/2006

Associated Press
Allowances at nursing homes low
Hutchinson News, 8/9/2006

Randy Scholfield
Homeless
Wichita Eagle, 8/10/2006

Scott Rothschild
State cracks down on worker misclassification
Lawrence Journal World, 8/11/2006

Tim Potter
DA says kids get lost in system
Wichita Eagle, 8/13/2006

Tim Potter
Reports up; fewer labeled as abuse
Wichita Eagle, 8/20/2006

John Hanna
No state aid unless you are a legal
Topeka Capital Journal, 8/31/2006

Tim Potter
SRS inquiry leads to reforms
Wichita Eagle, 9/15/2006

Rhonda Holman
Safer progress on helping abused kids
Wichita Eagle, 9/21/2006

Chris Moon
Appeal: Agency jumped the gun
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/29/2006

John Poertner
Take a Stand lessons from tragic child abuse case
Lawrence Journal World, 9/29/2006

Chris Moon
Medicaid provider lacking license
Topeka Capital Journal, 9/30/2006

Michael Hooper
Contract upheld for Medicaid
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/5/2006

Joe Rodriguez
Charity promotes food stamps
Wichita Eagle, 10/16/2006

Tim Hrenchir
Let's help food fight headed to court
Topeka Capital Journal, 10/25/2006

Tim Hrenchir
Agency files lawsuit response
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/7/2006

Jack "Miles" Ventimiglia
TLC meets challenge by raising $6 million
Johnson County Sun, 11/16/2006

Ron Knox
Participants seek enrollment help
Lawrence Journal World, 11/16/2006

Peggy Mooney
ERC has new executive director
Metro News, 11/29/2006

Chad Lawhorn
Shelter should be downtown, city told
Lawrence Journal World, 11/10/2006

Chris Moon
Coalition lobbies for in-home help
Topeka Capital Journal, 11/17/2006

Michael Hooper
Let's Help pinching pennies
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/1/2006

Associated Press
Wichita maternity homes shuttered
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/4/2006

Phyllis J. Zorn
Group to celebrate new facility with open house
Hays Daily News, 12/5/2006

Taylor Atkins
HRC director to resign post
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/7/2006

Stephanie Farley
Authority aims at improving health care policy
Garden City Telegram, 12/7/2006

John Hanna
SRS, commerce secretaries retiring
Lawrence Journal World, 12/9/2006

John Hanna
Sebelius' SRS, commerce secretaries retiring
Hays Daily News, 12/10/2006

Bobbi Mylynar
Meeting brings out issues with refugees
Emporia Gazette, 12/14/2006

Sarah Kessinger
Program assists pregnant addicts
Hutchinson News, 12/19/2006

Matt Stearns
Canceled funding may hurt the needy
Wichita Eagle, 12/24/2006

Stacie R. Sandall
Program helps pregnant women escape substance abuse
Hays Daily News, 12/28/2006

Dr. Dennis Cooley
Babies, bathwater and the zeal to reduce spending
Hutchinson News, 12/29/2006

Stacie R. Sandall
Sale of youth ranch in Oberlin still a work in progress
Hays Daily News, 12/31/2006