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Kansas Newspaper Clippings - Social Services


Andy Marso
DCF using 'gold standard' addiction assessments ahead of drug testing
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/06/2014

The Capital-Journal
A.G.: Record number of concealed carry applications received in 2013
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/06/2014

Rick Plumlee
FaithBuilders founder seeking to adopt girl, 2, in her foster care
Wichita Eagle, 01/07/2014

Eric Adler
As more seek help to pay utility bills, funding for assistance dwindles
Kansas City Star, 01/13/2014

Associated Press
DCF report: FaithBuilders founder exploited relationships for confidential info
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/14/2014

Alan Bavley
Rainbow Mental Health Facility in KCK will become a 'port of calm' for people in crisis
Kansas City Star, 01/23/2014

Bryan Lowry
Bills aim to secure future of Judge Riddel Boys Ranch
Wichita Eagle, 01/27/2014

Rick Plumlee
Closing arguments set in adoption case involving FaithBuilders director
Wichita Eagle, 01/28/2014

Rick Plumlee
Closing arguments split on child's best interest in adoption case
Wichita Eagle, 01/29/2014

Tim Carpenter
House considers new standard for acting in a child's interest
Topeka Capital Journal, 01/30/2014

Rick Plumlee
Foster parenting classes to start Thursday
Wichita Eagle, 01/31/2014

Associated Press
Judge's ruling against grandma puts toddler in foster care limbo
Topeka Capital Journal, 02/05/2014

Tim Carpenter
Kaufman House victim testifies before congressional panel
Topeka Capital Journal, 04/03/2014

Roxana Hegeman
Program alternative to nursing home care expands in Kansas
Topeka Capital Journal, 04/09/2014

Tim Carpenter
Event highlights shortage of foster care parents in Kansas
Topeka Capital Journal, 05/01/2014

Associated Press
Baxter Springs won't get FEMA aid after tornado
Kansas City Star, 05/04/2014

Dave Ranney
Number of children in foster care hits record high
Kansas Health Institute, 06/09/2014

Andy Marso
Loss of grant puts legal services program in jeopardy
Topeka Capital Journal, 06/24/2014

Deb Gruver
In Need of Care: Reports of girl's abused deemed 'unsubstantiated' by DCF
Wichita Eagle, 06/28/2014

Associated Press
Cuts in state funding force SE Kansas shelter to close
Topeka Capital Journal, 07/04/2014

Phil Anderson
Interest up for annual poverty conference
Topeka Capital Journal, 07/07/2014

Tim Carpenter
Kansas Fact Meter: Rate of child poverty in Kansas in spotlight
Topeka Capital Journal, 07/19/2014

Associated Press
Feds tap checks, tax returns to pay Kansas $31.8M for delinquent child support, other debt
Topeka Capital Journal, 07/21/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Report: Child poverty worse than before recession
Topeka Capital Journal, 07/22/2014

KHI News Service
Kansas officials suspend future foster placements with TFI after child's death
Kansas Health Institute, 07/25/2014

Andy Marso
Welfare-to-work program rolls out with mixed results
Topeka Capital Journal, 07/25/2014

Andy Marso
Child abuse reports, foster care placements rising in state
Topeka Capital Journal, 07/26/2014

Andy Marso
Late payments from state crimp mental health providers
Topeka Capital Journal, 07/30/2014

Associated Press
Newton against support for housing immigrant kids
Topeka Capital Journal, 08/02/2014

Tim Potter
Drug testing of Kansas foster parents no cure-all, experts say
Wichita Eagle, 08/11/2014

Dan Margolies
Report: Kansas improperly claimed $10.7M in Medicaid reimbursements
Kansas Health Institute, 08/11/2014

Tim Carpenter
AG Schmidt defends $8.2M spent on outside counsel
Topeka Capital Journal, 08/19/2014

Dave Ranney
KDADS analysis identifies 11 communities with greater mental health needs
Kansas Health Institute, 09/18/2014

Bryan Thompson
Report: 95,000 low-income families in Kansas need range of supports
Kansas Health Institute, 11/13/2014

Rick Nease
Brownback administration can't sugarcoat Kansas poverty count
Kansas City Star, 11/17/2014

Associated Press
Kansas' drug testing of welfare applicants off to slow start
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/2/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Kansas low-income students exceed 50% for first time
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/9/2014

Lynn Horsley
KC warns against meals to homeless sex offenders near schools
Kansas City Star, 12/19/2014

Celia Llopis-Jepsen
Child homelessness up, Kansas schools report
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/27/2014

Jonathan Shorman
New effort underway on foster parents bill of rights
Topeka Capital Journal, 12/28/2014