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Consumer Protection

2008 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 Consumer Protection, January through May, 2008.

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, 2008


Roxana Hegeman
Illegal immigrants turning to identity theft
Hutchinson News, 1/5/2008 [Newsbank article]

Roxana Hegeman
Illegal immigrants turn to identity theft
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/6/2008


Warrant sparks free speech concerns
Lawrence Journal World, 1/6/2008

Special to The Daily Union
Legislation could add consumer protection
Junction City Daily Union, 1/10/2008


Dave Stephens
More poverty, even more poor children
Hutchinson News, 1/12/2008 [Newsbank article]

Mike Belt
County looks at ethics policy
Lawrence Journal World, 1/13/2008

John Hanna
Legislature to see proposal that would condemn gangsta rap
Lawrence Journal World, 1/14/2008


John Hanna
Proposal scrutinizes explicit lyrics
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/14/2008

Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Open meetings lesson needed [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/14/2008


Associated Press
Legislature to see proposal against gangsta rap music
Hutchinson News, 1/14/2008

Chad Lawhorn
City leaders receive open meetings lesson
Lawrence Journal World, 1/16/2008


Gangsta gripe [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 1/16/2008 [Newsbank article]

Dion Lefler
Steelworkers protest lead-tainted imports
Wichita Eagle, 1/17/2008 [Newsbank article]


Mike Hall
Action legal, but stealthy
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2008

Sandy Praeger
Consumer alert: Don't let thieves steal your identity or holiday spirit
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/2/2008


How do you fix payday loan problems? [editorial]
Olathe Daily News, 1/11/2008

Sarah Kessinger
State rep: Predatory loans cash in on victims
Garden City Telegram, 1/11/2008


Bobbi Mlynar
Genital mutilation is illegal
Emporia Gazette, 1/11/2008

The Telegram
Health officials issue warning regarding bean recall
Garden City Telegram, 1/26/2008


Deb Gruver
Con artists play on fear from sour economy
Wichita Eagle, 2/2/2008 [Newsbank article]

Paul Wenske
Failure to report defects yields fine
Kansas City Star, 2/2/2008


Jeannine Koranda
Pop, beer could cost more under bill
Wichita Eagle, 2/2/2008 [Newsbank article]

Vratil's battles get in the way of good law [editorial]
Olathe Daily News, 2/2-4/2008


Taylor Atkins
Going to the movies ticket trouble
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/5/2008

Michael Hooper
Officials warn of scam
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/9/2008


Sandy Praeger
Federal bill unnecessary for insurance oversight
Junction City Daily Union, 2/13/2008


James Carlson
Bill prohibits circumvention of meetings law
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2008

Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Kansas open meetings act let's be clear
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/16/2008

Kinzer bill a good move
Olathe Daily News, 2/16-18/2008


Kevin Wright
Kinzer: Court bill sees 'no real opposition'
Olathe Daily News, 2/19/2008


Paul Wenske
Foreclosure scam lands in Kansas
Wichita Eagle, 2/21/2008 [Newsbank article]


Paul Wenske
Foreclosure rescue scam makes its way to Kansas
Kansas City Star, 2/27/2008 [Newsbank article]


Amy Bickel
Is there a difference?
Hutchinson News, 2/29/2008


Dan Margolies
Fraud, identity theft alleged
Kansas City Star, 3/1/2008

Mike Belt
E-mail scam artists prey on trusting souls
Lawrence Journal World, 3/2/2008


Special to the Daily Union
Kansas should be alert to insurance fraud schemes
Junction City Daily Union, 3/2/2008

Chad Lawhorn
Open meetings provision up for renewal tonight
Lawrence Journal World, 3/4/2008


Kansans should be alert to insurance fraud schemes
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/5/2008

Dan Margolies
No bail for suspect in bankruptcy scam case
Kansas City Star, 3/5/2008


Clara Kilbourn
Prize check actually an effort to scam recipients
Hutchinson News, 3/6/2008 [Newsbank article]

Jeannine Koranda
Open meeting bill is debated
Wichita Eagle, 3/7/2008 [Newsbank article]


Steve Six
A safe internet
Hutchinson News, 3/7/2008 [Newsbank article]

Dion Lefler
Open-records requests can spell high fees
Wichita Eagle, 3/9/2008 [Newsbank article]


What Others Said
The Salina Journal on Do Not Call List exemptions:
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/9/2008

Mike Greenwalt
Inspections at risk
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2008 [Newsbank article]


Jeff Myrick, Estuardo Garcia, Joel Walsh and Caroline Boyer
Across northeast Kansas, rising costs eat away at pocketbooks
Lawrence Journal World, 3/10/2008


Jeannine Koranda
Shield law supporters testify in Topeka
Wichita Eagle, 3/11/2008 [Newsbank article]

Sophia Maines
Lawmaker from Lawrence honored for open-government efforts
Lawrence Journal World, 3/11/2008


Associated Press
Kan. Senate committee hears testimony on shield law
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/11/2008

Randy Brown
Open government essential for democracy
Manhattan Mercury, 3/11/2008


Jim Sullinger
Home inspection bill is debated
Kansas City Star, 3/12/2008

Randy Brown
State not doing well at open government
Wichita Eagle, 3/12/2008


Randy Brown
Government losing credibility, study says
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/12/2008

Jessica Tims-Seeliger
Shield law--For citizens, sources not journalist [editorial]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/12/2008


Bruce Symes
Housing rehab to proceed
Iola Register, 3/12/2008

J-W Editorials
Media pressure [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 3/13/2008


Jean Kozubowski
Shield law protects us all [editorial]
Salina Journal, 3/13/2008


Randy Brown
Sunshine saves democracies
Salina Journal, 3/15/2008


Kline stands up for open records [editorial]
Olathe Daily News, 3/15-17/2008

Doug Anstaett
Sunshine week is reminder of heritage of self-government [editorial]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/16/2008 [Newsbank article]


Open government absolutely vital
Manhattan Mercury, 3/16/2008

Political cartoon
Manhattan Mercury, 3/16/2008

Stronger sunshine laws needed
Kansas City Star, 3/16/2008


Deb Gruver
IRS warns taxpayers about top scams
Wichita Eagle, 3/17/2008 [Newsbank article]

Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Shield law protecting all [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/17/2008


Doug Anstaett
Transparency vital to truth
Iola Register, 3/17/2008


Steven Six
Sunshine protects
Hutchinson News, 3/18/2008 [Newsbank article]

Randy Brown
Open government essential to democracy
Hutchinson News, 3/18/2008 [Newsbank article]


Doug Anstaett
Let the sun shine [editorial]
Chanute Tribune, 3/18/2008 [Newsbank article]

Stephen Six
Open government is a necessity
Iola Register, 3/18/2008


Deb Gruver
What public records are you wondering about?
Wichita Eagle, 3/20/2008 [Newsbank article]

Bob Sigman
Secrecy erods democracy
Johnson County Sun, 3/20/2008


Steve Six
Open government
Hays Daily News, 3/20/2008 [Newsbank article]

Our View
Openness first [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 3/20/2008


Stephen Six
Shine a light on government
Wichita Eagle, 3/21/2008 [Newsbank article]

Let the sun shine [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 3/21/2008 [Newsbank article]


Steve Six
Open government a necessity
Garden City Telegram, 3/22/2008

Ric Anderson
Meetings law needs attention
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/23/2008


James Carlson
Clubs: Bill would strip rights
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/24/2008


Scott Rothschild
Bill regulating adult businesses may be shelved
Lawrence Journal World, 3/25/2008

Vulnerable people deserve better from the government [Star's editorial]
Kansas City Star, 3/25/2008


Jim Sullinger
Bill takes on adult stores, strippers
Wichita Eagle, 3/25/2008 [Newsbank article]

James Carlson
Strip club bill won't go ahead
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/25/2008


Carl Manning
Bill seeks to restrict sexually oriented businesses
Hutchinson News, 3/25/2008 [Newsbank article]


Reitz proposal is a step forward [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 3/27/2008 [Newsbank article]


Board lacks accountability [editorial]
Johnson County Sun, 3/27/2008


Peter Hancock
Open government under attack at Statehouse
Metro News, 3/28/2008

Puffing away
AARP, 4/3/2008

Our View
Serial acts [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 4/3/2008


Marcus Kabel
Public gets inside view of Wal-Mart
Hutchinson News, 4/10/2008 [Newsbank article]

Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Internet intrusions open for view [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/12/2008


Paul Wenske
Are home inspector rules beneficial to consumers?
Kansas City Star, 4/13/2008 [Newsbank article]

David Klepper
Bills signed in Kansas include a new De Soto riverfront authority
Kansas City Star, 4/15/2008 [Newsbank article]


The Capital-Journal
Copter log still withheld
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/16/2008

Capital-Journal Editorial Board
Police secrecy need to know
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/16/2008


Deb Gruver
Most open-records requests are granted
Wichita Eagle, 4/20/2008 [Newsbank article]

David Klepper
Know where your ID is now?
Kansas City Star, 4/24/2008 [Newsbank article]


Quest Resource Corp. drafts bill to protect land owners' property
Chanute Tribune, 4/24/2008 [Newsbank article]

Paul Wenske and Lynn Franey
Subtle injustices go on
Kansas City Star, 4/25/2008


Suzanne Perez Tobias
Gauging day cares' safety falls on parents
Wichita Eagle, 4/27/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Bill would ban 'serial meetings'
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/2/2008


James Carlson
Open meetings bill sent to governor
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/4/2008

Open meetings law open and shut [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/7/2008


J-W Staff Reports
Douglas & Leavenworth Counties leaders warn of mail scam
Lawrence Journal World, 5/14/2008

Mary Lou Odle
Take these steps to avoid falling victim, to scams
Salina Journal, 5/11/2008