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Health

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 HEALTH, 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 HEALTH
January-May, 2008


Mike Hendricks
State GOP seeks its day in sun
Kansas City Star, 1/1/2008


Associated Press
Physician-owners of hospitals still on defensive
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/2/2008
Scott Seirer
State EMS demands attention [editorial]
Salina Journal, 1/2/2008 [Newsbank article]

Mike Hall
Medicine abused
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/3/2008 [Newsbank article]


Steve Fry
Sentencing rescheduled in case of Topeka doctor
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/3/2008
Roxana Hegeman
Group to file in defense of pain doctor
Wichita Eagle, 1/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
Suzanne Perez Tobias
State, federal funding pilot program will give 25 kids with autism intensive services
Wichita Eagle, 1/5/2008 [Newsbank article]
Roxana Hegeman
Pain group to seek injunction in doctor's case
Hutchinson News, 1/5/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Nursing home that closed had most deficiencies
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/5/2008

Andi Atwater
Resuscitating rural hospitals
Wichita Eagle, 1/6/2008 [Newsbank article]


James Carlson
Voting records vary widely
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/7/2008
Bill Otto
Readers forum
Iola Register, 1/7/2008

Special to the Times
Excelerator grant assists training for nursing students at Saint Mary
Leavenworth Times, 1/7/2008


James Carlson
Congresswoman doesn't expect husband to be A.G.
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/8/2008


Roxana Hegeman
Protesters pack office of jailed physician
Wichita Eagle, 1/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
James Carlson
Ban on public smoking backed
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/10/2008
Jeannine Koranda
Senators to push for statewide smoking ban
Wichita Eagle, 1/10/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Senators join calls for smoking ban
Lawrence Journal World, 1/10/2008
Chris Green
Senators want a statewide smoking ban
Hutchinson News, 1/10/2008 [Newsbank article]
Darrin Stineman
Brungardt backs no-smoking plan
Salina Journal, 1/10/2008
Bob Sigman
Secondhand smoke: a killer
Johnson County Sun, 1/10/2008

Our View
Kansas smoke
Garden City Telegram, 1/10/2008


Staff Reports
Reitz backing smoking ban
Manhattan Mercury, 1/10/2008 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
Governor pushes plan harder
Junction City Daily Union, 1/11/2008


Tim Carpenter
Governor to push healthy prescription
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/11/2008


Dion Lefler
Health care, not taxes, at top
Wichita Eagle, 1/11/2008
Jeannine Koranda
Health reform could fall to tax increases
Wichita Eagle, 1/11/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Sebelius, former foe support cigarette tax
Lawrence Journal World, 1/11/2008
J-W Editorials

Affiliation fallout [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/11/2008


Michael Hooper
St. Francis looks to future
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/12/2008
Andi Atwater
In emergency, are all equal?
Wichita Eagle, 1/13/2008 [Newsbank article]

Health car a worthy subject [opinion]
Manhattan Mercury, 1/13/2008


Jessica Tims-Seeliger
Healthcare is not the place for partisan games [editorial]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/13/2008
Rhonda Holman
Health should be session's top priority
Wichita Eagle, 1/13/2008 [Newsbank article]

Courier Views
Let's talk nurses, too
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/14/2008


Ashlee Kieler
Shots registry hits milestone
Kansas City Star, 1/15/2008 [Newsbank article]


Karen Shideler
Kansan dies of disease related to mad cow
Wichita Eagle, 1/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Kansas man may have died of rare brain disease
Winfield Daily Courier, 1/15/2008

Arley Hoskin
State plan offers no butts
Olathe Daily News, 1/16/2008


Our View
Healthy plan [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 1/16/2008

Dion Lefler
State pushes Haysville clinic closure
Wichita Eagle, 1/16/2008 [Newsbank article]


James Carlson
Health reform a hot topic
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/16/2008
Dave Stephens
Heat is on over proposed smoking ban
Hutchinson News, 1/16/2008 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Other funing for health plan wanted
Iola Register, 1/17/2008


Capital Journal Editorial Board

Smoking ban butt out [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/17/2008


Scott Seirer
Smoking ban plan is wise [editorial]
Salina Journal, 1/17/2008 [Newsbank article]

Other voices
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/17/2008


James Carlson
Obesity surgery costs weighed
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2008


Deb Gruver
Pain relief group sues to keep state board from taking Schneider's license
Wichita Eagle, 1/18/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
Senate panel tackles weight-loss surgery
Wichita Eagle, 1/18/2008 [Newsbank article]

Ashley Nietfeld
Allied Health expands nursing program with help of $1.9M grant
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/19/2008


Associated Press
Salvia growing in popularity as a recreational drug
Lawrence Journal World, 1/20/2008


Bob Strawn
Citizens, businesses should support statewide ban on public smoking [letters to the editor]
Manhattan Mercury, 1/20/2008 [Newsbank article]
Our View
Time for a smoking ban
Junction City Daily Union, 1/20/2008

The Garden City Telegram
Other views on smoking bans
Junction City Daily Union, 1/21/2008


Roxana Hegeman
Clinic supporters to fight forced closing
Hutchinson News, 1/23/2008 [Newsbank article]


Barbara Hollingsworth
District considers smoking restrictions
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/23/2008
Gregory L. Schneider
Who says we can't try new SCHIP approach?
Wichita Eagle, 1/23/2008 [Newsbank article]

Roxana Hegeman
Patients to ask court for help to keep clinic open
Lawrence Journal World, 1/23/2008


Associated Press
Legislators embark on fitness challenge
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/23/2008

Andi Atwater
Health care coalition in the works
Wichita Eagle, 1/24/2008 [Newsbank article]


Topeka businesses say ban wouldn't do much harm
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/24/2008
Michael Hooper
Sign of the times light up the grill, but not a cigarette
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/24/2008
Emerson Lynn Jr
Kansas should join parade of no-smoking states [editorial]
Iola Register, 1/24/2008
Department of Health offers statistic to pump up people
Johnson County Sun, 1/24/2008
John Hanna
Prosecutor denies delay attempt
Hutchinson News, 1/25/2008 [Newsbank article]
J-W staff reports
State Democrats back off endorsing health plan
Lawrence Journal World, 1/25/2008
Kirbee Yost
Stem cell debate refueled by new research findings
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/25/2008
Kevin Sundbye
Past time to fix this
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/25/2008
Check pantries for recalled beans
Chanute Tribune, 1/25/2008
[Newsbank article]

Chad Lawhorn
Clinic for uninsured residents seeks grant to expand or relocate
Lawrence Journal World, 1/26/2008


Laura Bauer and Diane Carroll
License stands despite charges
Kansas City Star, 1/27/2008
Should state approve public smoking ban?
Wichita Eagle, 1/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jon Ruhlen
Smoking ban option could land in court
Hutchinson News, 1/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
Ann Marie Bush
Midwest cancer alliance hospital partners with peers
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/29/2008
Scott Rothschild
KU hospital alliance takes aim at cancer
Lawrence Journal World, 1/29/2008
Edie Hall
Hutch hospital joins alliance against cancer
Hutchinson News, 1/29/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jason Gertzen
Hospitals team up to combat cancer
Kansas City Star, 1/29/2008

Tim Carpenter
Statewide smoking ban introduced
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/30/2008


Ron Sylvester
Haysville clinic closes state suspends Schneider license
Wichita Eagle, 1/30/2008
Jeannine Koranda
Group seeks millions to train state's physicians
Wichita Eagle, 1/30/2008 [Newsbank article]
Laura Bauer
Doctor's license pulled, 'pill mill' closed
Kansas City Star, 1/30/2008
Scott Rothschild
Bill would let counties decide bans on smoking
Lawrence Journal World, 1/30/2008

Roxana Hegeman
Judge suspends doctor's license
Salina Journal, 1/30/2008


Carl Manning
Senators push state smoking ban
Junction City Daily Union, 1/30/2008

Associated Press
Judge suspends indicted doctor's license
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/30/2008


Special to the Times
Flu activity increasing state-wide
Leavenworth Times, 1/30/2008
Kathleen Sebelius
Health care: Fixing our broken system
Chanute Tribune, 1/30/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper
New option on smoking
Kansas City Star, 1/31/2008
Kansas health policy authority designs program
Johnson County Sun, 1/31/2008
Questions remain about statewide ban [editorial]
Olathe Daily News, 1/31/2008
Chris Walker
Radon bill draws fire
Emporia Gazette, 2/1/2008
Adam Vogler
Rumors of rabbit fever infection unfounded
Chanute Tribune, 2/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Linn
County health department addresses emergency preparedness
Leavenworth Times, 2/1/2008
Chris Green
Legislators bank on wrinkle to help pass smoking ban
Chanute Tribune, 2/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green
Bill would put smoking ban on ballot
Salina Journal, 2/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
Alan Bavley
Medical world watches Kansas boy battle disease
Kansas City Star, 2/3/2008
Andi Atwater
Will the doctor be in?
Wichita Eagle, 2/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jordan Shay
Areas will get $2.9M in federal funding
Hutchinson News, 2/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green
Tweak could be helpful to smoking bill
Hutchinson News, 2/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
State funds for medical training scant, too
Wichita Eagle, 2/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
Protest all Kansans with state smoking ban
Kansas City Star, 2/4/2008
Associated Press
Medical world watching as Kansas baby battles disease
Lawrence Journal World, 2/4/2008

Jon Ruhlen
Dodge City passes ban on smoking
Hutchinson News, 2/5/2008 [Newsbank article]
Nile Dillmore
Health reforms worthy
Wichita Eagle, 2/5/2008 [Newsbank article]
Julius A. Karash
Hospital makes plans to expand
Kansas City Star, 2/5/2008

Jeannine Koranda
Lawmakers hear critics of Healing Arts Board
Wichita Eagle, 2/6/2008 [Newsbank article]

Will Manly
Government gone wild [commentary]
Hays Daily News, 2/6/2008 [Newsbank article]


Christopher White Walker
Do-it-yourself radon protection [editorial]
Iola Register, 2/6/2008
John LaPlante
Smoking bans, smoking taxes
Kansas City Kansans, 2/6/2008
Bob Sigman
Health is key to smoke ban
Johnson County Sun, 2/7/2008
Kirbee Yost
Cinching the bag
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/7/2008
Roger P. Reitz
Smoking ban needed in Kansas [public forum]
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/7/2008
KDHE cites food or lodging regulatory violations
Chanute Tribune, 2/8/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda and Joe Robertson
'Doctor shoppers,' beware
Wichita Eagle & Kansas City Star, 2/9/2008
The Telegram
Restaurant owner says he will appeal state citation
Garden City Telegram, 2/9/2008
The Telegram
State announces expanded recall
Garden City Telegram, 2/9/2008
Gregory L. Schneider
Smoking ban is a blow to individual liberty
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/9/2008
Roxana Hegeman
Malpractice lawyers helped prosecutors ready Schneider case
Wichita Eagle, 2/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
Witnesses bash board that regulates doctors
Kansas City Star, 2/10/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
Medical board's structure questioned
Wichita Eagle, 2/10/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tom Bell
Smoking ban, taxes overdue County-by-county vote should help bill become law [editorial]
Salina Journal, 2/11/2008
Kansas City Star
Legislature should enact statewide smoking ban
Hutchinson News, 2/11/2008 [Newsbank article]
James Carlson
Marijuana on panel agenda
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/11/2008
Medical necessity, political reality [editorial]
Manhattan Mercury, 2/12/2008 [Newsbank article]
Roxana Hegeman
Jailed doctor's patients suing prosecutors
Salina Journal, 2/12/2008
Laura A. Green
Support medical marijuana defense act [letters to the editor]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/12/2008
Tim Carpenter
Therapy or recreation?
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/12/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
Medical marijuana proposal generates smoke but little fire
Kansas City Star, 2/12/2008
Jeannine Koranda
Medical pot's backers, critics speak at Capitol
Wichita Eagle, 2/12/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Medical marijuana bill has little chance of action
Lawrence Journal World, 2/12/2008
Associated Press
Doctor's patients sue prosecutors
Garden City Telegram, 2/12/2008
Pat Roberts
Accessible, affordable health care vital to Kansans
Junction City Daily Union, 2/13/2008
Chris Green
Some question uniformity of smoking ban
Hutchinson News, 2/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Pat Roberts
Medicare will assist rural health-care providers
Hutchinson News, 2/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green
Lawmakers debate smoking ban options
Salina Journal, 2/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Stephan working to help others [editorial]
Salina Journal, 2/13/2008
Carl Manning
Committee considers medical marijuana bill
Salina Journal, 2/13/2008
Associated Press
Smoking ban discussed
Iola Register, 2/13/2008
Roger P. Reitz
Government can and should discourage tobacco use [letter to the editor]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 2/13/2008
Jim Sullinger
Doctor: Smoking bans aid the heart
Wichita Eagle, 2/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jim Sullinger
Experts make case for smoking bans
Kansas City Star, 2/13/2008
Carl Manning
Kansas Senate committee considers smoking ban
Lawrence Journal World, 2/13/2008
J-W Editorials

Smoking strategy [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 2/13/2008


Associated Press
Smoking ban revision to have exemptions
Manhattan Mercury, 2/14/2008
Jim Sullinger
Bar owners, others say state smoking ban will hurt
Wichita Eagle, 2/14/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green
Officials may adjust smoking ban
Hutchinson News, 2/14/2008 [Newsbank article]
James Carlson
Ban's opponents air views
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/14/2008
Jim Sullinger
Business owners oppose smoking ban
Kansas City Star, 2/14/2008
Carl Manning
Kansas senator expects exemptions to smoking ban
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/15/2008
The Capital-Journal
Drug company settles with Kansas
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2008
Mike Hall
County settles patient bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
Duane Schrag
Salina area legislators support coal bill
Salina Journal, 2/16/2008
Tom Bell
Smoking ban needs concession [editorial]
Salina Journal, 2/16/2008 [Newsbank article]
Erin Castaneda
Flu vaccine can't keep up this year
Lawrence Journal World, 2/16/2008
Jason Gertzen
Renewing a commitment
Kansas City Star, 2/16/2008
James Carlson
Medical tax break considered
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/16/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green
Some fear loopholes will lighten smoking ban
Hutchinson News, 2/16/2008 [Newsbank article]
Ralph Ostmeyer
Senate bill would consolidate food safety
Hays Daily News, 2/17/2008 [Newsbank article]
Robert T. Stephen
U.S. should allow medical marijuana
Wichita Eagle, 2/17/2008 [Newsbank article]
Brent D. Wistrom
Ventilation key in revised smoking plan
Wichita Eagle, 2/17/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jan Biles
Bill aims to ease cost of child's costly formula
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/17/2008
Lawrence Journal World
County bans a practical alternative
Hutchinson News, 2/17/2008
Associated Press
Bill proposed medical expensive deduction
Hutchinson News, 2/17/2008
Isaac Madison
Joining fight against HIV/AIDS is a way to mark Black History Month [letters to the editor]
Manhattan Mercury, 2/18/2008 [Newsbank article]
Randy Scholfield
Lax Rx healing arts needs reform
Wichita Eagle, 2/18/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tom Arnhold
Health care system needs replaced
Hutchinson News, 2/18/2008 [Newsbank article]
Flu comes to Kansas
Emporia Gazette, 2/19/2008
Chris Green
Panel finalizing smoking ban proposal
Hutchinson News, 2/19/2008 [Newsbank article]
Randy Scholfield
Compromise? State needs uniform smoke-free law
Wichita Eagle, 2/19/2008
Chris Green
Panel finalizing smoking ban proposal
Chanute Tribune, 2/19/2008 [Newsbank article]
Kevin Flaherty
Nursing initiative creates more nurses than expected in year one
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/20/208 [Newsbank article]
Smoking ban bill still being finalized by committee
Chanute Tribune, 2/20/2008 [Newsbank article]
Ron Sylvester
Schneider patients sue for treatment
Wichita Eagle, 2/20/2008 [Newsbank article]
Dan Margolies
Hospital defends itself in suit
Kansas City Star, 2/20/2008 [Newsbank article]
John E. Peterson
Doctors in Kansas
Emporia Gazette, 2/21/2008 [Newsbank article]
Emerson Lynn, Jr
Kansas should join majority against cigs [editorial]
Iola Register, 2/21/2008
Bob Sigman
Workers' live at stake
Johnson County Sun, 2/21/2008
Associated Press
Kansas more prepared for health emergencies
Junction City Daily Union, 2/21/2008
Jessica Tims-Seeliger
Results of nursing program encouraging [editorial]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/21/2008 [Newsbank article]
Mo. trails Kansas health care
Johnson County Sun, 2/21/2008
Roxana Hegeman
Wichita patients having difficulty finding doctors
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/21/2008
Jeannine Koranda
Senate passes prescription monitoring bill
Wichita Eagle, 2/21/2008 [Newsbank article]
Karen Shideler
CDC: Kansas better prepared for emergencies
Wichita Eagle, 2/21/2008 [Newsbank article]
Roxana Hegeman
AP NewsBreak: Feds accuse Kansas of recklessness in doctor's case
Chanute Tribune, 2/22/2008 [Newsbank article]
Andi Atwater
Sustaining the health of nursing
Wichita Eagle, 2/22/2008 [Newsbank article]
Julius A. Karash
$43 million gift boosts Children's Mercy expansion
Kansas City Star, 2/22/2008 [Newsbank article]
Journal Staff
Talking back to Ext. 333 [editorial]
Salina Journal, 2/22/2008
The Wichita Eagle
Pass a statewide ban
Junction City Daily Union, 2/22/2008

Carl Manning
Committee adds exemptions to smoking ban bill
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/23/2008


Associated Press
Exemptions added to smoking ban bill
Lawrence Journal World, 2/23/2008
Chris Green
Exceptions put smoking ban's future in doubt
Hutchinson News, 2/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
James Carlson
Ban on smoking exempts bars
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
Sarah Kessinger
Advocates speak about mental health services
Salina Journal, 2/23/2008
Chad Lawhorn
Hospital touts bigger, better ER department
Lawrence Journal World, 2/24/2008
Wichita Eagle
Comprehensive ban necessary
Kansas City Star, 2/24/2008
Andi Atwater
Galichia Heart Hospital's $10K bypass jolts industry
Wichita Eagle, 2/24/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jim Morrison
Ban vote would be Nov. 4
Hays Daily News, 2/24/2008 [Newsbank article]
Dan Johnson
Local decision-making key to smoking ban
Hays Daily News, 2/24/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Smoking bill vote delayed
Manhattan Mercury, 2/25/2008


Our View
Robotic moves
Garden City Telegram, 2/25/2008


Courier Views
Get started on local smoking ban
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/26/2008
Courier Staff
Recalled meat not found in Kansas schools
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/26/2008
Darren Werth
Leave issue under local control [editorial]
Chanute Tribune, 2/26/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Judge sets emergency hearing on patients
Emporia Gazette, 2/26/2008


Roxana Hegeman
Emergency hearing set for patients in need
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/26/2008
Sophia Maines
LMH dedicates new emergency facility
Lawrence Journal World, 2/27/2008
Mark McCormick
Smoking ban issue not one to negotiate
Wichita Eagle, 2/27/2008

Emerson Lynn, Jr
Lobbyists win an anti-smoking test [editorial]
Iola Register, 2/27/2008


Associated Press
Wagle focuses on Board of Healing Arts staff
Wichita Eagle, 2/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Political cartoon
Chanute Tribune, 2/27/2008

James Carlson
Senator wants broad bill
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/28/2008


Andi Atwater
Health care coalition raises $40,000 to get off the ground
Wichita Eagle, 2/28/2008 [Newsbank article]


Joseph D. Fontes
Medical research funds [letter]
Kansas City Star, 2/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green
Proposed smoking bill gasping for breath
Hutchinson News, 2/28/2008 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Smoking ban, cigarette tax on 'life support'
Lawrence Journal World, 2/28/2008


Chris Green
Vote on statewide smoking ban likely to come Wednesday
Hutchinson News, 2/28/2008 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Pain Relief Network asks court to stop enforcing drug act on doctors
Lawrence Journal World, 2/29/2008


Associated Press
Pain group seeks injunction
Wichita Eagle, 2/29/2008 [Newsbank article]


Rhonda Holman
Safeguard State, city lagging on smoking issue
Wichita Eagle, 2/29/2008 [Newsbank article]


Mark Vierthaler
City nearing settlement in class action lawsuit
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/1/2008
Associated Press
Via Christi beginning program for doctors
Hutchinson News, 3/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jim Sullinger
Kansas bill has smoke, no fire
Kansas City Star, 3/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
Ben Wearing
Smoking ban bill still smoldering [editorial]
Salina Journal, 3/2/2008
Mark McCormick
Mental health has to be part of equation
Wichita Eagle, 3/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
Shannon Cotsoradis
Health reform should start out with children
Wichita Eagle, 3/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
Ron Sylvester
Wichita to train doctors for work in Third World
Wichita Eagle, 3/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
Andi Atwater
A mission of service
Wichita Eagle, 3/2/2008 [Newsbank article]

Statewide ban on smoking remains best alternative [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 3/3/2008


Mark Vierthaler
Bugging out city, county, state hit hard by flu strain
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/6/2008
Bob Sigman
More nurses on the way
Johnson County Sun, 3/6/2008

Laura A. Green and Roger P. Reitz

Bill would help seriously ill people and Make no exceptions [letters to the editor]
Johnson County Sun, 3/6/2008


Andi Atwater
High-deductible health plans aren't selling here
Wichita Eagle, 3/6/2008 [Newsbank article]
Andi Atwater
Bill restricts specialty hospitals
Wichita Eagle, 3/7/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jessica Tims-Seeliger
We commend GMC for step towards transparency [editorial]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/8/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Health bill expected to emerge
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/8/2008
Andi Atwater
Health care coalition wants more nonproviders
Wichita Eagle, 3/8/2008 [Newsbank article]
Brent D. Wistrom
Science on side of city smoking ban
Wichita Eagle, 3/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Steen Mortensen
Smoking ban will save lives
Wichita Eagle, 3/9/2008 [Newsbank article]
Brent D. Wistrom
Idea of ban gets mixed reaction in bars
Wichita Eagle, 3/9/2008 [Newsbank article]

Milk-labeling bill dead--for now
Salina Journal, 3/9/2008 [Newsbank article]


The Topeka Capital-Journal, on use of hormones in milk
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/9/2008

Roderick L. Bremby
Early screening is key
Hutchinson News, 3/10/2008 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Parties at odds over family health care
Lawrence Journal World, 3/11/2008
James Carlson
Committee changes health program
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/11/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Carpenter
Doctor shortage affecting Topeka
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/11/2008
Julius A. Karash
Measure would mandate cancer trial coverage
Kansas City Star, 3/11/2008
Darlene S. Whitlock
Chance to save lives
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/12/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Sebelius blasts GOP health care cuts
Lawrence Journal World, 3/12/2008

Terry Lambert
An adequate supply of doctors
Emporia Gazette, 3/12/2008


Associated Press
Health plan loses features
Iola Register, 3/12/2008

Jeannine Koranda
Cold meds may need doctor's ok
Wichita Eagle, 3/13/2008 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Healing arts board oks limits on fat-dissolving injections
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/13/2008
Sophia Maines
Ms. Wheelchair Kansas to speak out on disabilities
Lawrence Journal World, 3/13/2008
Jan Biles
Flu declines, but still nothing to sneeze at
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/14/2008
Jeannine Koranda
Supporters speak on obesity surgery
Wichita Eagle, 3/14/2008 [Newsbank article]
Phillip Brownlee
What gives? Role reversal on health care reform
Wichita Eagle, 3/14/2008

John Hanna
As health plan emerges, some legislators frustrated
Chanute Tribune, 3/14/2008 [Newsbank article]


Andi Atwater
Online health record system looks for boost
Wichita Eagle, 3/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Health care bill on way to full House
Wichita Eagle, 3/15/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
House panel endorses health bill
Salina Journal, 3/15/2008
The Capital-Journal
Marian Clinic a boost to area
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/16/2008
What is happening?
Hutchinson News, 3/16/2008
Karen Shideler
Dental clinic's methods criticized
Wichita Eagle, 3/16/2008 [Newsbank article]
Kansas led food safety
Iola Register, 3/17/2008
Jim McLean
Restaurant inspection changes worry some
Iola Register, 3/17/2008
John Hanna
Republicans hedge on health care
Iola Register, 3/17/2008
John Hanna
Buyer's remorse in health care
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/17/2008
Randy Scholfield
Snuff it smoking bans saves lives
Wichita Eagle, 3/17/2008 [Newsbank article]

Jason Gertzen
Innovation drives campaign against cancer at KU
Kansas City Star, 3/17/2008 [Newsbank article]


John Hanna
A year after approval of subsidies, GOP has buyer's remorse
Leavenworth Times, 3/17/2008

Jeannine Koranda
Physicians back strict oversight
Wichita Eagle, 3/19/2008 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Senate bill expands health care for kids
Wichita Eagle, 3/20/2008 [Newsbank article]
Andi Atwater
Hospice provider growing in state
Wichita Eagle, 3/20/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper
As legislative clock ticks, new urgency for health care
Kansas City Star, 3/20/2008

Courier Views
Senate has bad day at the plate
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/20/2008


Sarah Kessinger
Despite O'Neal's push, pharmacy plans on hold
Hutchinson News, 3/20/2008
[Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Senators draft health care proposal
Hutchinson News, 3/21/2008 [Newsbank article]


Moving backward on health care
Kansas City Star, 3/21/2008
Associated Press
KC-area hospitals settle antitrust lawsuit with clinic
Lawrence Journal World, 3/21/2008
Emerson Lynn, Jr
Retreat on health care for the poor boosts Democrats [editorial]
Iola Register, 3/21/2008
Associated Press
Health bill headed to negotiators
Garden City Telegram, 3/21/2008

Joe Stumpe
State acts on restaurant health violations
Wichita Eagle, 3/22/2008 [Newsbank article]


Dan Voorhis
Quit? Not tobacco distributors
Wichita Eagle, 3/23/2008
Rhonda Holman
Steps big ideas, limited action on health
Wichita Eagle, 3/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
Martin Hawver
Budget vs. healthcare requires difficult decision
Junction City Daily Union, 3/24/2008

David Klepper
House endorses bill to reform health care
Wichita Eagle, 3/25/2008 [Newsbank article]


Associated Press
Senate panel approves ban on smoking
Wichita Eagle, 3/25/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Carpenter
Legislature smoked out?
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/25/2008
Wichita Eagle
Finding the courage
Hutchinson News, 3/25/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
House gives first-round approval to health care bill
Hutchinson News, 3/25/2008 [Newsbank article]
Scott Rothschild
Committee revives statewide smoking ban bill
Lawrence Journal World, 3/25/2008
Chris Green
Bill banning smoking statewide clears panel
Hutchinson News, 3/25/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green
Lack of time could snuff out smoking ban's chance
Hays Daily News, 3/25/2008
John Hanna
House gives first-round approval to health care bill
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/25/2008
Courier Views
Omigosh! Statewide smoking bill emerges in Senate
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/25/2008
Carl Manning
Senate committee approves new smoking bill
Junction City Daily Union, 3/25/2008

Tim Carpenter
Health board measure advances
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/26/2008


Tim Carpenter
Second opinions
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/26/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper
House version of health bill passes scrutiny
Kansas City Star, 3/26/2008
David Klepper
Health care reform easily passes House
Wichita Eagle, 3/26/2008 [Newsbank article]

Bruce Symes
AG's opinion requested on ambulance
Iola Register, 3/26/2008


Who gets state aid on health?
Manhattan Mercury, 3/26/2008
AG keeping eye on group's president
Manhattan Mercury, 3/26/2008
Jessica Tims-Seeliger
Legislature using health care plan as partisan toy [editorial]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/26/2008 [Newsbank article]

Courier Views
House outshines Senate on health
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/26/2008


Our View
Curbing smoke
Garden City Telegram, 3/26/2008


Associated Press
Better regulating doctors discussed
Salina Journal, 3/27/2008


Tim Carpenter
Psychiatrist has pushed professional boundaries
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/27/2008
Jim Barnett
All Kansans need access to quality medical care
Kansas City Star, 3/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Andi Atwater
Ob-gyn group takes larger west-side site
Wichita Eagle, 3/27/2008 [Newsbank article]

Triangle could house expanded research facilities
Johnson County Sun, 3/27/2008


Associated Press
Board faces questions about how it regulates doctors
Chanute Tribune, 3/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Marcia Nielsen
Voice your opinion on health care reform [letter to the editor]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/28/2008
Jeannine Koranda
Prescription bill
Wichita Eagle, 3/28/2008
Michael Strand
Federally-funded Salina clinic not directly affected
Salina Journal, 3/28/2008

Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 3/28/2008


Associated Press
Meters show smog in rural county
Wichita Eagle, 3/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Carpenter
Doctor up close, personal
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/29/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Carpenter
Senate: Fire leaders of healing arts board
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/29/2008
Tim Carpetner
Surgeon winds up in Kansas after problems nationwide
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/29/2008
Alan Bavley and Julius A. Karash
St. Luke's tops patient satisfaction
Kansas City Star, 3/29/2008 [Newsbank article]
Karen Shideler
Web site rates local hospitals on price, satisfaction
Wichita Eagle, 3/29/2008 [Newsbank article]
Mark Fagan
Hospital comparisons now available online
Lawrence Journal World, 3/29/2008
John Hanna
Senators seek change in staff for Board of Healing Arts
Hutchinson News, 3/29/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
Senate asks healing arts board to fire two staffers
Wichita Eagle, 3/29/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Senators seek change in staff for state Board of Healing Arts
Lawrence Journal World, 3/29/2008
John Hanna
Senators seek change in staff for Board of Healing Arts
Chanute Tribune, 3/29/2008 [Newsbank article]

Roy Wenzl
More teens are turning to over-the-courter cough, cold medicines for highs
Wichita Eagle, 3/30/2008


Tim Carpenter
Legislature: Hold doctors accountable, open up process
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/30/2008
Marcia Nielsen
Crucial talks on health care
Wichita Eagle, 3/30/2008 [Newsbank article]
Discussion due [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 3/31/2008
Lynn Horsley and Russ Pulley
Smoking ban brings burdens and benefits
Kansas City Star, 3/31/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jessica Self
Livelihood vs. public health
Hutchinson News, 3/31/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Carpenter
House urges 'change' on board
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/1/2008
Jeannine Koranda
Healing arts board to discuss staff ouster
Wichita Eagle, 4/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
Bill calls for study of doctor-training funds
Wichita Eagle, 4/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Drug laws good riddance [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/1/2008


John Hanna
Health board is under fire
Salina Journal, 4/1/2008


Marcia Nielsen
A defining moment
Hutchinson News, 4/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Green
State shuts down Liberal eatery
Hutchinson News, 4/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Board sets meeting over staff changes
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 4/1/2008
Marcia Nielsen
Health reform [Times letters]
Leavenworth Times, 4/1/2008
Kenny Wilk
Health reform policy
Leavenworth Times, 4/1/2008

Jeannine Koranda
Call for Healing Arts resignations widens
Wichita Eagle, 4/2/2008 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Board ordered to cure its ills
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/2/2008
Laura Bauer
Medical regulators weigh response to critics
Kansas City Star, 4/2/2008
Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Board of Healing Arts trust at issue [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/2/2008


Associated Press
House adopts medical board resolution
Hutchinson News, 4/2/2008 [Newsbank article]


House favors changes by medical board
Manhattan Mercury, 4/2/2008
Associated Press
Kansas medical board's executive director resigns
Manhattan Mercury, 4/2/2008

John Hanna
House adopts resolution seeking change in state medical
Dodge City Daily Globe, 4/2/2008
Associated Press
Board of healing arts plans special meeting
Chanute Tribune, 4/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
Bob Sigman
Smoke erodes health
Johnson County Sun, 4/3/2008
Health forums to focus on Kansas reforms, pandemic prep
Winfield Daily Courier, 4/3/2008
John Hanna
Kansas' medical board's executive director resigns
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 4/3/2008
Associated Press
Kansas medical board's top two staffers resign
Chanute Tribune, 4/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Carpenter
Agency begins healing process
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
Barbara Hollingsworth
The flu agency, schools working to provide vaccinations
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/3/2008
Karen Shideler
Chiropractor accused of sexual misconduct
Wichita Eagle, 4/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper and Alan Bavley
Two resign from Kansas doctor board
Kansas City Star, 4/3/2008 [Newsbank article]
John Hanna
Medical board staff step down
Lawrence Journal World, 4/3/2008

Sarah Kessinger
Two quit physician regulatory agency
Hutchinson News, 4/3/2008 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Oversight of doctors would be strengthened
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
Senate gives healing board clout
Wichita Eagle, 4/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
Associated Press
Senate passes bill increasing board's powers
Garden City Telegram, 4/4/2008
The Ottawa Herald
Time to change energy policy [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 4/4/2008
The Capital-Journal
Program focuses on health, nutrition
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/5/2008
Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Public health head start [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/5/2008


Breathing room [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 4/6/2008 [Newsbank article]

Jim Morrison
Board woes
Hays Daily News, 4/6/2008


Jon Hauxwell
How ya gonna keep'em down on the pharm?
Hays Daily News, 4/7/2008 [Newsbank article]

Martin Hawver
Health care choices--a political football
Junction City Daily Courier, 4/7/2008


Associated Press
Democrats' support for aid delays health care bill
Manhattan Mercury, 4/7/2008


John Hanna
Democrats' support for aid delays state health care bill
Lawrence Journal World, 4/7/2008
Capital-Journal Editorial Board

Board of healing arts time to heal [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/7/2008


David Goldstein
Kansas at bottom of list for CDC funds; Missouri is 41st
Kansas City Star, 4/8/2008


David Goldstein
Kansas gets least to fight disease
Wichita Eagle, 4/8/2008 [Newsbank article]

Nikki Patrick
Legislative forum talks health
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 4/8/2008 [Newsbank article]


Hutchinson News
View of another Kansas editor
Iola Register, 4/9/2008

Mary Clarkin
Hospital seeks up to $90M in bonds
Hutchinson News, 4/10/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jonathan Kealing
$2M donated to cancer center
Lawrence Journal World, 4/10/2008

Bob Sigman
Health care gains ground
Johnson County Sun, 4/10/2008


Adam Vogler
Health costs, anti-smoking legislation topics of forum
Chanute Tribune, 4/10/2008 [Newsbank article]

Andi Atwater
HHS official pushes for electronic recordkeeping
Wichita Eagle, 4/11/2008 [Newsbank article]


Rhonda Holman
'Reeling' face state hospitals' budget woes
Wichita Eagle, 4/11/2008 [Newsbank article]
Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 4/11/2008
Meager measure [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 4/12/2008 [Newsbank article]
Rob Hotakainen and Andi Atwater
Medicare pay cut could hasten health care crisis
Wichita Eagle, 4/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Roy Wenzl
Medical composites field set to evolve here
Wichita Eagle, 4/13/2008 [Newsbank article]
Michael Hooper
Health center set for change
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/14/2008

George Diepenbrock
LMH revenue increases by $5.6M
Lawrence Journal World, 4/17/2008


Eric A. Voth
Don't rush judgment
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/17/2008 [Newsbank article]
Julius A. Karash
Kansas in health effort
Kansas City Star, 4/18/2008 [Newsbank article]
Rhonda Holman
Shortfall Wichita's doctor training at risk
Wichita Eagle, 4/18/2008 [Newsbank article]
Chris Green
Smoking ban stuck, not dead
Hutchinson News, 4/19/2008
Associated Press
Doctor wants to quash malpractice subpoenas
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/19/2008
Associated Press
Doctor seeks to quash subpoenas in malpractice cases
Lawrence Journal World, 4/19/2008
Roger Martin
The big picture on health care
Garden City Telegram, 4/19/2008

J-W Editorials

Healthy hospital [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 4/20/2008


Crowson's view [cartoon]
Wichita Eagle, 4/20/2008
Daryl J. Callahan
Attacks unwarranted
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/20/2008
Shanxi Upsdell
Benefit sweeps up money for hospice
Lawrence Journal World, 4/20/2008
The Wichita Eagle
Evaluating state hospitals' needs [other views]
Hutchinson News, 4/21/2008 [Newsbank article]
Amy Adams
Sick count on loose change [editorial]
Salina Journal, 4/21/2008

Political cartoon
Dodge City Daily Globe, 4/21/2008

Jeannine Koranda
Veto cuts pharmacy school funds
Wichita Eagle, 4/22/2008 [Newsbank article]


Scott Rothschild
Veto threatens $50M pharmacy plan
Lawrence Journal World, 4/22/2008

Holly Kramer
Local senator fights for cancer research
Johnson County Sun, 4/23/2008


Brandy Nance
Healthy family partnership is proposed
Emporia Gazette, 4/23/2008 [Newsbank article]

Jonathan Kealing
Innovative procedure saves arm
Lawrence Journal World, 4/24/2008


$4 million renovation for Heart hospital
Wichita Eagle, 4/24/2008 [Newsbank article]
Dion Lefler
Medical care for all is county's objective
Wichita Eagle, 4/24/2008 [Newsbank article]

Bobbi Mlynar
Doctor criticizes hospital
Emporia Gazette, 4/25/2008 [Newsbank article]


James Carlson
Governor outlaws salvia
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/26/2008


Associated Press
Gov. outlaws hallucinogenic herb
Hutchinson News, 4/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Andi Atwater
Health care is local economic titan
Wichita Eagle, 4/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Norton
More citizens need a 'medical home'
Wichita Eagle, 4/27/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Carpenter
Ethics rulings months away
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/27/2008
Rhonda Holman
Cover help Kansans fight cancer
Wichita Eagle, 4/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
Karen Shideler
Health care a priority as Legislature wraps up
Wichita Eagle, 4/28/2008 [Newsbank article]
Patrick S. Kelley
The doctor and hospital [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 4/28/2008
Julius A. Karash
Health-care reform awaits action
Kansas City Star, 4/29/2008
The public expects tough standards
Kansas City Star, 4/29/2008 [Newsbank article]

Cy Anderson
Second opinion
Emporia Gazette, 4/29/2008 [Newsbank article]


Bob Sigman
Prescription for relief
Johnson County Sun, 4/30/2008
Associated Press
Kelly, Sebelius tout newborn screening
Winfield Daily Courier, 4/30/2008
Smoke ban pays off [editorial]
Johnson County Sun, 4/30/2008

Jeannine Koranda and Karen Shideler
State expands genetic testing for newborns
Wichita Eagle, 4/30/2008 [Newsbank article]


Jeannine Koranda
Program highlights expanded tests for newborns
Kansas City Star, 4/30/2008
Tim Carpenter
Former QB tackles kids' health
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/30/2008
Andi Atwater
Proposed west-side hospitals confront development delays
Wichita Eagle, 5/1/2008 [Newsbank article]
Bill increases board's power
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/1/2008

Mary Clarkin
Hutch Hospital responds to KDHE inspection report
Hutchinson News, 5/1/2008 [Newsbank article]


Shauna K. Burrell
Community steps up
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/2/2008
Cathy Harding
All need medical home
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/2/2008
Jeannine Koranda
Medical funds added to budget
Wichita Eagle, 5/2/2008 [Newsbank article]
Martin Hawver
At the rail
Metro News, 5/2/2008
Brent D. Wistrom
Clean-air groups slam proposed smoking ban
Wichita Eagle, 5/3/2008

A plan with teeth
Hutchinson News, 5/3/2008 [Newsbank article]


Carl Manning
Health legislation goes to governor
Hutchinson News, 5/4/2008 [Newsbank article]

Jeannine Koranda and David Klepper
Doctor training gets funding
Wichita Eagle, 5/4/2008 [Newsbank article]


Carl Manning
Governor to consider health care bill
Lawrence Journal World, 5/4/2008
Carl Manning
Sebelius says health bill doesn't go far enough
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/4/2008
Randy Scholfield
Half clear smoke-free compromise a good start
Wichita Eagle, 5/4/2008 [Newsbank article]
Andrew D. Brosig
Committee chair reports to commission
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 5/4/2008
[Newsbank article]

Karen Shideler
Funding for cancer screening falls short
Wichita Eagle, 5/5/2008 [Newsbank article]


Tim Carpenter
Sebelius shows support
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/6/2008
Mike Belt
County begins food inspections for state
Lawrence Journal World, 5/6/2008

Bobbi Mlynar
Doctors, hospital officials meet
Emporia Gazette, 5/6/2008 [Newsbank article]


Joey Berlin
Retired Emporia physicians comment on hospital, past and present
Emporia Gazette, 5/6/2008 [Newsbank article]

Brent D. Wistrom
Smoking ban wins city's initial approval
Wichita Eagle, 5/7/2008 [Newsbank article]


Susan Bumsted
Celebrate nurses
Hutchinson News, 5/7/2008 [Newsbank article]

Bob Sigman
Autism gets new focus
Johnson County Sun, 5/7/2008


Alisha Cooper
Ag department takes over restaurant inspections
Junction City Daily Union, 5/7/2008


Bobbi Mlynar
Why have doctors left Emporia?
Emporia Gazette, 5/7/2008 [Newsbank article]


Karen Shideler
Cancer survivor clinic planned
Wichita Eagle, 5/9/2008
[Newsbank article]


Eric Swanson
Casa Alvarez cited for food code violations
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/9/2008


Eric Swanson
Moving toward health care reform
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/10/2008

Jonathan Kealing
KUMC, KU hospital plan for future
Lawrence Journal World, 5/10/2008


John Hanna
Test change may have created new cavity
Hutchinson News, 5/10/2008 [Newsbank article]
David Klepper
Dental Board repeals testing rule
Kansas City Star, 5/10/2008 [Newsbank article]
Tim Carpenter
Dental board bucks change
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/10/2008
Gary Brunk
Health reform is on the right track
Wichita Eagle, 5/11/2008 [Newsbank article]

Ron Sylvester
Bracelets help judges track alcohol intake
Wichita Eagle, 5/12/2008 [Newsbank article]


Rhonda Holman
No fix session fell far short on health care
Wichita Eagle, 5/13/2008
[Newsbank article]


Monica Springer
Restaurants fined for food code violations
Garden City Telegram, 5/13/2008


Our Opinion
Tobacco stats good, but not good enough [editorial]
Olathe Daily News, 5/14/2008


Chad Lawhorn
Statewide smoking ban proposal will be back
Lawrence Journal World, 5/15/2008

Associated Press
Gov. signs bill for improving healing arts board
Junction City Daily Union, 5/15/2008


Carl Manning
Smoking ban effort still smoldering
Hutchinson News, 5/16/2008 [Newsbank article]
Dave Ranney
Predator program could take toll on hospital's budget
Junction City Daily Union, 5/16/2008
Dolph C. Simons, Jr
St. Luke's efforts to gain competitive edge will continue
Lawrence Journal World, 5/17/2008
Andi Atwater
Heart hospital wins case against doctors
Wichita Eagle, 5/17/2008 [Newsbank article]
Jeannine Koranda
Sebelius OKs health reform bills
Wichita Eagle, 5/20/2008 [Newsbank article]
Roxana Hegeman
Defense: Feds overstepped bounds
Kansas City Star, 5/21/2008

Andi Atwater
Coalition on health care moves forward
Wichita Eagle, 5/22/2008
[Newsbank article]


Joe Rodriguez
KDHE seeks polluters in radium contamination
Wichita Eagle, 5/23/2008 [Newsbank article]
Ron Sylvester
Wesley suit over staffing reinstated
Wichita Eagle, 5/24/2008 [Newsbank article]
Opportunity wasted to reform health care
Wichita Eagle, 5/25/2008
James Carlson
Tobacco debate keeps smokin'
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/27/2008