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Consumer Protection

2006 Session - January through May

The State Library of Kansas' Legislative Reference Section maintains a collection of clipped newspaper articles on topics relating to subjects pertinent to issues in Kansas state government. Below is a listing of clipped articles taken from several different newspapers relating to AGING, June through December, 2006.

The Clippings books are available for use in the library. You may photocopy articles from the books. If you have questions regarding this collection please feel free to contact State Library staff. Contact information is found at the top and bottom of this page.

The Clippings List is generally arranged chronologically through the year.

Each article cited contains the following information:

Author of article (if any is present)
Title of Article
Newspaper title and date of issue


ARTICLES ON CONSUMER PROTECTION, January through May, 2006


Deb Gruver
Scam targets business owners
Wichita Eagle, 1/5/2006 [Newsbank article]


Steve Painter
Bill would open court documents
Wichita Eagle, 1/12/2006 [Newsbank article]


Finn Bullers
Under bill, Johnson County could keep access to data
Kansas City Star, 1/13/2006 [Newsbank article]


Opening files to the public
Kansas City Star, 1/13/2006 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Chairman honored for work on open records
Hutchinson News, 1/14/2006


Deb Gruver
If you win a lottery you didn't enter, it's a warning, not a gift
Wichita Eagle, 1/14/2006


John Hanna
Group seeks new change in records, meetings laws
Hutchinson News, 1/14/2006


Tim Carpenter
Groups pushing for more open government
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/15/2006


Scott Rothschild
Hueiskamp honored
Lawrence Journal World, 1/16/2006


Fred Mann
Lawmaker fans idea of covenant loophole
Wichita Eagle, 1/16/2006 [Newsbank article]


Some conservatives are true believeres in open government
Wichita Eagle, 1/17/2006


Citizens deserve to have free access [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 1/17/2006 [Newsbank article]


Finn Bullers
High court, county at odds over electronic access issue
Kansas City Star, 1/17/2006


The Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Executive sessions weighing risks [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2006


Dion Lefler
Who's behind that business?
Wichita Eagle, 1/19/2006 [Newsbank article]


Chris Moon
Inspector post may be widened
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/19/2006


Brent D. Wistrom
Kansas considering no-fax list
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/21/2006


Brent D. Wistrom
State lawmakers considering a do-not-fax list
Wichita Eagle, 1/21/2006


[Question and Answer from Attorney General Phil Kline]
Kansas City Kansan, 1/21/2006


Police affidavits should be open records
Wichita Eagle, 1/22/2006 [Newsbank article]


Eric Weslander
County, court in online records battle
Lawrence Journal World, 1/27/2006


Special to the Olathe News
Kansas Bar Association to mediate records dispute
Olathe Daily News, 1/28/2006


Brent D. Wistrom
Bill could ease rules for using gift cards
Wichita Eagle, 1/31/2006 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
Open government advocates want taped sessions
Hutchinson News, 1/31/2006 [Newsbank article]


Chris Green
Dispute threatens to slow statewide Internet access to records
Hutchinson News, 1/31/2006 [Newsbank article]


Chris Green
Statewide Internet access to records threatened
Garden City Telegram, 1/31/2006


Scott Rothschild
Gift card reform sought
Lawrence Journal World, 2/1/2006


Makes sense to tape executive sessions
Wichita Eagle, 2/6/2006 [Newsbank article]


John D. Montgomery
Taped sessions [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 2/7/2006


Brent D. Wistrom
Bill would allow taping of executive sessions
Wichita Eagle, 2/10/2006 [Newsbank article]


Rhonda Holman
Open up unsealing affidavits would build trust
Wichita Eagle, 2/10/2006 [Newsbank article]


Tim Vandenack
Official investigating open records complaint against board members
Hutchinson News, 2/10/2006 [Newsbank article]


David Klepper
Lawsuit fee proposed as answer to conflict
Kansas City Star, 2/14/2006 [Newsbank article]


Brent D. Wistrom
Gift-certificate bill stalls in committee
Wichita Eagle, 2/15/2006 [Newsbank article]


Ron Knox
Journal-World honored for going 'above and beyond' in reporting
Lawrence Journal World, 2/16/2006


Jack Miles
Shield law bolsters free flow of information for democracy
Johnson County Sun, 2/16/2006


Emerson Lynn, Jr
A modest proposal to aid public bodies [opinion]
Iola Register, 2/20/2006


Larry N. Zimmerman
Door could be closed [letter to the editor]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2006


One open records bill shot down, another backed
Iola Register, 2/22/2006


Steve Painter
Committee rejects open records bill
Wichita Eagle, 2/23/2006 [Newsbank article]


J-W Staff Reports
Senate to consider tenants' rights bill
Lawrence Journal World, 2/23/2006


Big stakes in legislation
Johnson County Sun, 2/23/2006


Phillip Brownlee
House strikes out on open government bills
Wichita Eagle, 2/25/2006 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessisnger
House doesn't debate bill on closed meetings
Hutchinson News, 2/25/2006 [Newsbank article]


Eric Weslander
Police warn about fake coupons
Lawrence Journal World, 2/25/2006


Brent D. Wistrom
House supports limiting gift card expiration dates
Wichita Eagle, 2/25/2006 [Newsbank article]


Closed talks [edirorial]
Garden City Telegram, 2/25/2006


Doug Anstaett
Other editors open government
Chanute Tribune, 2/25/2006


Paul Wenske
'Flipping' is flopping in Kansas, thankfully
Kansas City Star, 2/26/2006 [Newsbank article]


Sarah Kessinger
House opts against debating measure on closed meetings
Hays Daily News, 2/26/2006


Get rid of secrecy, don't nurture it
Kansas City Star, 2/27/2006 [Newsbank article]


Doug Anstaett
Open government a casualty of politics
Manhattan Mercury, 2/27/2006 [Newsbank article]


Earning the trust [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/28/2006


Leaders scuttle a good bill
Hutchinson News, 2/28/2006 [Newsbank article]


Tom Bell
Must be something to hide [editorial]
Salina Journal, 2/28/2006 [Newsbank article]


Mary Clarkin
Attorney submits complaint concerning Reno County registrar, Open Records Act
Hutchinson News, 3/4/2006 [Newsbank article]


Doug Anstaett
Reader Forum
Hays Daily News, 3/6/2006


Eric Weslander
Local contractor cheated customers, state says in lawsuit
Lawrence Journal World, 3/10/2006


Staff and Wire Reports
Be aware of scams
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/12/2006


Public's right to know [cartoon]
Hutchinson News, 3/12/2006


Randy Brown
Democracy needs light [opinion]
Wichita Eagle, 3/12/2006 [Newsbank article]


Deb Gruver
Open records are no secret here's how you can get them from Kansas Government Agencies
Wichita Eagle, 3/12/2006 [Newsbank article]


Deb Gruver
Open records shine light on government's actions
Wichita Eagle, 3/12/2006 [Newsbank article]


Randy Brown
Some hope but not all is sunny
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/12/2006


Democracy demands open government [opinion]
Iola Register, 3/13/2006


Ernestine Krehbiel and Betty Ladwig
Sunshine laws only as good as public demands
Wichita Eagle, 3/15/2006 [Newsbank article]


Crowson's View [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 3/15/2006


Celebrate open government [opinion]
Olathe Daily News, 3/16/2006


Deb Gruver
Consumers warned of 'secret shopper' scam
Wichita Eagle, 3/17/2006 [Newsbank article]


Ron Sylvester
Court sides with sellers of moldy mansion
Wichita Eagle, 3/21/2006 [Newsbank article]


Deb Gruver
Purchasing a house? Know what you'll sign
Wichita Eagle, 3/27/2006 [Newsbank article]


Tribune Staff
No open meeting violation found
Chanute Tribune, 3/28/2006 [Newsbank article]


Paul Wenske
Lead in kids' jewelry draws calls for action
Kansas City Star, 3/31/2006


Jason Probst
Scam has caller posing as IRS agent
Hutchinson News, 4/8/2006 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
District attorney warns consumers of ad scam
Hutchinson News, 4/8/2006


Joel Mathis
As cemetery fell into disarray, state officials waited to act
Lawrence Journal World, 4/20/2006


Joel Mathis
Company in trouble in other states
Lawrence Journal World, 4/20/2006


Deb Gruver
Identity theft PINs on intrust cards were stolen
Wichita Eagle, 4/20/2006


Deb Gruver
Cardholders rush for replacements
Wichita Eagle, 4/21/2006 [Newsbank article]


John Green
Identity Theft
Hutchinson News, 4/21/2006 [Newsbank article]


Slow to act? [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 4/24/2006


News Staff
Westar Energy warning public about scam
Hutchinson News, 4/26/2006 [Newsbank article]


Jack "Miles" Ventimiglia
Governor signs law to combat ID theft
Johnson County Sun, 4/27/2006


Mary Clarkin
Reno Co. lax with SS numbers
Hutchinson News, 4/29/2006 [Newsbank article]


Deb Gruver
Corporations' records can be inspected online
Wichita Eagle, 5/1/2006 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Bill would toughen Medicaid-fraud enforcement
Wichita Eagle, 5/2/2006 [Newsbank article]


Lax with information
Hutchinson News, 5/2/2006 [Newsbank article]


Courtney Cloyd
Directory company to refund 'rebate checks'
Wichita Eagle, 5/5/2006 [Newsbank article]


Kansas complaints result in reimbursement by company
Kansas City Star, 5/5/2006 [Newsbank article]


Crowson's view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 5/14/2006


Associated Press
Medicaid fraud, abuse focus of bills
Kansas City Star, 5/17/2006 [Newsbank article]


J-W Staff Reports
Bills target abuse of disabled, Medicaid fraud
Lawrence Journal World, 5/17/2006


J-W Staff Reports
Holland files to seek third term in House
Lawrence Journal World, 5/19/2006


Mark Davis
Local builder accused of fraud
Kansas City Star, 5/19/2006


Matt McNabb
HCU debit card info might have been stolen
Hutchinson News, 5/19/2006 [Newsbank article]


Deb Gruver
EBay offer of boxes of bills smells like a scam
Wichita Eagle, 5/20/2006 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Builder charged with bank fraud
Lawrence Journal World, 5/20/2006


Andi Atwater
State awarded grant to study e-health records
Wichita Eagle, 5/26/2006 [Newsbank article]


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