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2009 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, 2009.

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

January-May, 2009

Karrey Britt
Firms invest in worker health
Lawrence Journal World, 1/2/2009

Kathryn Waller
Sunday marks official start of Manhattan smoking ban
Manhattan Mercury, 1/4/2009 [Newsbank article]

Will Klusener
Smokers crowd local bars for final puffs
Manhattan Mercury, 1/4/2009 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Senator calls for medicaid oversight
Lawrence Journal World, 1/6/2009

Bobbi Mlynar
Not dangerous?
Emporia Gazette, 1/8/2009

Tim Carpenter
Remedy may come from feds
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/9/2009

Julius A. Karash
Most laid-off workers can't afford COBRA health costs
Kansas City Star, 1/10/2009 [Newsbank article]

Smoking stand [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 1/11/2009

Elvyn Jones
Lawmaker hopes to expand health care coverage in 2009
Lawrence Journal World, 1/11/2009

State promotes cervical cancer awareness month
Johnson County Sun, 1/14/2009

Wysong seeks smoke ban [editorial]
Johnson County Sun, 1/14/2009

Mike Hall
State's dental health grade on rise
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/15/2009

Scott Rothschild
Doctors push back on audit that alleged Medicaid fraud
Lawrence Journal World, 1/15/2009

Kristen Holmes
Kansas receives dismal grades on smoking laws
Lawrence Journal World, 1/15/2009

Dion Lefler
State dental report card improves
Wichita Eagle, 1/15/2009 [Newsbank article]

Jeannine Koranda
Legislators say medicaid billing audit doesn't have enough depth
Wichita Eagle, 1/15/2009 [Newsbank article]

Anne Kazmierczak
Nurses staying close to home
Iola Register, 1/16/2009

Karen Shideler
Bill to limit physician-owned hospitals
Wichita Eagle, 1/17/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Health plan backfires
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/18/2009

Gordon D. Fiedler, Jr
Smoke 'em if you got' em is what I say
Salina Journal, 1/18/2009

Jason Gertzen
Cancer center still a State priority
Kansas City Star, 1/20/2009

Kristen Roderick
State smoking ban a non-starter
Hutchinson News, 1/25/2009 [Newsbank article]

Special to The Hays Daily News
State unveils new portal for health programs
Hays Daily News, 1/28/2009

Kansas scores OK in preparedness
Johnson County Sun, 1/28/2009

Cancer cure [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 1/29/2009

Eric Swanson
Dodge woman chosen to lead state's Commission on Autism
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/30/2009

Chris Green
Parents to panel: Ok autism coverage bill
Hutchinson News, 1/30/2009 [Newsbank article]

Corrie L. Edwards
Fight poverty through health reform
Hutchinson News, 1/30/2009 [Newsbank article]

Stephanie Farley
Program geared toward birth to age 3
Garden City Telegram, 1/30/2009

Chris Green
Smoking under fire in state Senate
Saline Journal, 2/3/2009 [Newsbank article]

Sarah Nightingale
Pawnee cuts 31 positions
Manhattan Mercury, 2/3/2009 [Newsbank article]

Mary Clarkin
Sexually transmitted diseases leap in Reno
Hutchinson News, 2/3/2009 [Newsbank article]

Jeannine Koranda
Panel oks state ban on public smoking
Wichita Eagle, 2/4/2009 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Panel clears way to debate smoking ban
Salina Journal, 2/4/2009

Political cartoon
Chanute Tribune, 2/4/2009

Associated Press
Statewide smoking ban faces a battle in Senate
Wichita Eagle, 2/5/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Kansas smoking ban faces uphill fight
Emporia Gazette, 2/5/2009

Chris Green
New law widens health coverage for Kan. kids
Hutchinson News, 2/5/2009 [Newsbank article]

Not the state's business [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 2/10/2009

Scott Rothschild
Restrictions sought on cigarette lighters
Lawrence Journal World, 2/11/2009

Brandon Bills
Report studies state health
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/12/2009

S. Graham Bailey
Smoking ban would lower health care costs
Wichita Eagle, 2/13/2009 [Newsbank article]

Alan Bavley
Will cigarettes end up a lifesaver?
Kansas City Star, 2/16/2009

Sarah Green
Kansas Senate to debate smoking ban early next week
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/12/2009

Courier Views
Kansas needs statewide smoking ban
Winfield Daily Courier, 2/12/2009

Emerson Lynn, Jr
Senate to debate statewide rule of smoking inside [editorial]
Iola Register, 2/13/2009

Chris Green
In Senate, odds looks good for a statewide smoking ban
Hutchinson News, 2/14/2009 [Newsbank article]

S. Graham Bailey
Smoking bans save money
Salina Journal, 2/16/2009

David Clouston
Smoking ban foes initiate petition
Salina Journal, 2/17/2009

Carl Manning
Ban passes Senate
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/17/2009

Corrie L. Edwards
Health care system has reached a tipping point
Wichita Eagle, 2/18/2009 [Newsbank article]

Kevin Flaherty
City, state ponder smoking bans
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 2/20/2009 [Newsbank article]

Eric Brown
Smoking ban task force to draft ordinance
Junction City Daily Union, 2/20/2009

Steve Kraske and David Goldstein
Sebelius knows of tough fights for health care
Kansas City Star, 2/22/2009 [Newsbank article]

Local issue smoking bans [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 2/22/2009 [Newsbank article]

Pratt's answer [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 2/22/2009 [Newsbank article]

Our View
Getting off dead center [opinion]
Junction City Daily Union, 2/22/2009

John Hanna
Sebelius struggled with GOP on health care
Junction City Daily Union, 2/22/2009

Time for Kansas to go smoke-free [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 2/23/2009 [Newsbank article]

Karen Shideler
Chiropractor drops flat-free contracts
Wichita Eagle, 2/24/2009

Karrey Britt
Walk-in clinics soar in popularity
Lawrence Journal World, 2/25/2009

Susan Wagle
Top-quality cancer care is already available here
Wichita Eagle, 2/26/2009 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Future uncertain for milk-labeling limits
Hutchinson News, 2/27/2009 [Newsbank article]

Corrie L. Edwards
All families should have affordable health care
Kansas City Star, 3/1/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
Health watchdog claims interference
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/1/2009 [Newsbank article]

Ralph Ostmeyer
Anti-smoking bill erodes personal rights
Hays Daily News, 3/1/2009 [Newsbank article]

New York Times
Sebelius had problems finessing health care reform here
Manhattan Mercury, 3/2/2009

Political cartoon
Emporia Gazette, 3/4/2009

John Hanna
GOP: Favoritism affected medicaid funding
Lawrence Journal World, 3/5/2009

Hilda Enoch
Health care call [public forum]
Lawrence Journal World, 3/5/2009

Karrey Britt
Salmonella strain found in Lawrence
Lawrence Journal World, 3/7/2009

Roy Wenzl
Scientists await word on grant
Wichita Eagle, 3/8/2009 [Newsbank article]

Jason Noble and David Klepper
States tackle health issues
Kansas City Star, 3/9/2009

Some smoking ordinances are just hot air [editorial]
Kansas City Star, 3/9/2009 [Newsbank article]

Karrey Britt
KDHE boosts vaccine schedule
Lawrence Journal World, 3/9/2009

Carolyn Gaughan
Indoor clean air act is good for health, budget
Wichita Eagle, 3/10/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Stronger medicaid oversight debated
Lawrence Journal World, 3/10/2009

Scott Rothschild
KBA approves $40M to expand research
Lawrence Journal World, 3/10/2009

Patrick S. Kelley
New rules for immunizations [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 3/10/2009

Mary Clarkin
Panel lights way for vote on smoking
Hutchinson News, 3/10/2009 [Newsbank article]

Jason Gertzen
Drug project expands grip on bioscience
Kansas City Star, 3/11/2009

Joshua Ames
Medicaid flap could have impact on Winfield agencies
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/12/2009

John Hanna
Lawmakers can't find spot for inspector
Wichita Eagle, 3/13/2009 [Newsbank article]

Barbara Shelly
Stem cells still debated in don't-show-me state
Kansas City Star, 3/13/2009 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Hutch business owners flare over smoking ban legislation
Hutchinson News, 3/13/2009 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Smoking ban faces uphill climb
Salina Journal, 3/14/2009

Polymer Research Center to receive $1.3 million for research, jobs
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/14/2009 [Newsbank article]

Ralph Ostmeyer
Troubling orders from Obama
Hays Daily News, 3/15/2009 [Newsbank article]

Smoking ban debate [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 3/16/2009 [Newsbank article]

Jason Gertzen
Area is making inroads as pharmaceutical hub
Kansas City Star, 3/17/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
State smoking ban snuffed out
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/19/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
CLO denies claims of medicaid favoritism
Lawrence Journal World, 3/19/2009

Russ Morgan
Smoke ban in Kansas is tabled
Emporia Gazette, 3/19/2009

Beccy Tanner and Jeannine Koranda
Will cost help kick habit?
Wichita Eagle, 3/23/2009 [Newsbank article]

Mark McCormick
Program for addicts faces cuts, needs help
Wichita Eagle, 3/25/2009

Martin Hawver
Something that doesn't feel quite right
Junction City Daily Union, 3/30/2009

Karen Shideler
Former Andover chiropractor sentenced
Wichita Eagle, 3/31/2009

Scott Rothschild
A stricter smoking ban than ours?
Lawrence Journal World, 4/1/2009

Bob Sigman
Smoke ban down in House
Johnson County Sun, 4/1/2009

Patrick S. Kelley
'Short, sharp shock' for smokers [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 4/2/2009

Smoke, but no fire [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 4/3/2009 [Newsbank article]

Bobbi Mlynar
Tobacco use, obesity top roadblocks to healthy communities
Emporia Gazette, 4/6/2009

John Hanna
Kansas health board member drops bid for a second term
Hutchinson News, 4/8/2009 [Newsbank article]

Sandy Praeger
Federal-State cooperation needed for health reform
Junction City Daily Union, 4/9/2009

Health insurance bill passes legislature
Junction City Daily Union, 4/9/2009

Melissa Smith
Chard's business cited for some tobacco violations
Chanute Tribune, 4/9/2009 [Newsbank article]

Rick Dean
Smoking ban survives review
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/11/2009

Roxana Hegeman
Board sees changes
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/14/2009

Sandy Praeger
Health reforms long overdue; federal-state cooperation needed
Winfield Daily Courier, 4/15/2009

Marian Clinic health care [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/19/2009

The Capital-Journal
Events shine light on autism
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/19/2009

Ashley Anstaett
Attorney General Six announces $67.5M tobacco payment
Junction City Daily Union, 4/21/2009

Patrick S. Kelley
Trying to fill the medical gap [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 4/21/2009 [Newsbank article]

Chad Lawhorn
Medical gas accident may lead to policy change
Lawrence Journal World, 4/22/2009

Gary Brunk
Health care for kids a bright spot in a bleak budget
Chanute Tribune, 4/25-26/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Swine flu cases reported in area
Salina Journal, 4/26/2009

Verena Dobnik
Kansas has 2 swine flu cases
Lawrence Journal World, 4/26/2009

John Hanna
Kansas reports swine flu
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/26/2009

KDHE reports two cases of swine flu
Winfield Daily Courier, 4/27/2009

Brandy Nance
Health agencies prepare for flu
Emporia Gazette, 4/27/2009

Alan Bavley
Outbreak raises the worldwide alert level
Kansas City Star, 4/28/2009 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Child health care expansion at risk
Lawrence Journal World, 4/28/2009

Practice run? [editorial]
Lawrence Journal World, 4/28/2009

Harold Campbell
Watch for swine flu symptoms
Chanute Tribune, 4/28/2009 [Newsbank article]

KDHE establishes swine flu hotline, e-mail address
Winfield Daily Courier, 4/28/2009

Donald G. Sayler
Fair compromise
Hays Daily News, 4/28/2009 [Newsbank article]

Kaley Lyon
Local health officials monitor swine flu developments
Hays Daily News, 4/28/2009 [Newsbank article]

Flu fallout [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 4/28/2009

Donald G. Sayler
Let's try a compromise [letters to the journal]
Salina Journal, 4/29/2009

David Klepper
Lawmakers may debate autism, insurance
Wichita Eagle, 4/29/2009 [Newsbank article]

Karen Shideler
Local leaders refresh on flu response plan
Wichita Eagle, 4/29/2009 [Newsbank article]

Mike Hall
Swine flu likely to grow
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/29/2009

John Milburn
Kansas, Fort Riley create swine flu hot line
Dodge City Daily Globe, 4/29/2009

Donald G. Sayler
Legislature shouldn't infringe on operation of private businesses [letters to the editor]
Manhattan Mercury, 4/29/2009

Sarah Nightingale
Swine flu's origin is unknown
Manhattan Mercury, 4/29/2009

Shajia Ahmad
Local officials prepare for swine flu
Garden City Telegram, 4/29/2009

No swine operations quarantined in Kansas
Chanute Tribune, 4/30/2009 [Newsbank article]

Bob Johnson
Swine flu threat more than just headline news [opinion]
Iola Register, 4/30/2009

John Milburn
K-State to conduct research on swine flu
Lawrence Journal World, 4/30/2009

Scott Rothschild
Advocates urge passage of Clean Indoor Air law
Lawrence Journal World, 4/30/2009

John Milburn
State tries to allay flu fears
Topeka Capital Journal, 4/30/2009

John Milburn
No need for special flu steps in Kansas, yet
Wichita Eagle, 4/30/2009 [Newsbank article]

Jerry Wofford
Conviction may cost Dr. Reitz his license
Manhattan Mercury, 5/1/2009 [Newsbank article]

Kan. sends probable case to CDC for testing [Region news]
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 5/2/2009

Staff Reports
Lawrence resident tapped for HHS post
Lawrence Journal World, 5/2/2009

Alan Bavley and Sara Shepherd
KC area adds to list of probable swine flu cases
Kansas City Star, 5/2/2009

Donald G. Sayler
Smoking compromise [letters]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/2/2009

Cindy Claycomb
Smoking bans also about employees [letters to the editor]
Wichita Eagle, 5/2/2009 [Newsbank article]

James Carlson
Schools on alert for flu
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/2/2009

Karen Shideler
Local student being tested for swine flu
Wichita Eagle, 5/2/2009 [Newsbank article]

Karen Shideler
State's test confirms local case of swine flu
Wichita Eagle, 5/4/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Three new flu cases reported in Kansas
Emporia Gazette, 5/4/2009

Margaret Stafford
Program redirects unused meds
Lawrence Journal World, 5/5/2009

Ann Marie Bush
Swine flu 'no reason to panic'
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/5/2009

Margaret Stafford
Prescription program has slow start
Wichita Eagle, 5/5/2009 [Newsbank article]

Karen Shideler
Six Kansans may be sick with virus State confirms case of swine flu in Wyandotte
Wichita Eagle, 5/5/2009 [Newsbank article]

Jeanie Zortman
Enact autism bill
Hutchinson News, 5/4/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Kansas swine flu cases likely to jump
Garden City Telegram, 5/4/2009

Boil water advisory rescinded Saturday
Chanute Tribune, 5/5/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
State has another swine flu case
Chanute Tribune, 5/5/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Milburn
State finds another swine flu case
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/5/2009

Brett Dalton
Health officials start swine flu fight
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 5/5/2009

Patrick S. Kelley
Not so bad ---so far [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 5/5/2009

Tim Linn
Prescription help bus rolls into Leavenworth
Leavenworth Times, 5/6/2009

Gary Brunk
Bright spot in a bleak budget [letter to the editor]
Johnson County Sun, 5/6/2009

Sandy Praeger
Flu concerns underscore need to know your health and business coverage
Winfield Daily Courier, 5/6/2009

Karen Shideler
State has 2 more cases of H1N1
Wichita Eagle, 5/7/2009 [Newsbank article]

Alan Bavley
Olathe chiropractor's license suspended
Kansas City Star, 5/7/2009

Alan Bavley
Four new area cases of swine flu confirmed
Kansas City Star, 5/7/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Milburn
Confirmed swine flu cases in Kansas increase to 9
Lawrence Journal World, 5/7/2009

Our View
Hysteria unfairly punishes producers [editorial]
Garden City Telegram, 5/7/2009

John Milburn
Kansas confirms twos new cases of swine flu
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/7/2009

John Hanna
Flu update [legislative notebook]
Lawrence Journal World, 5/8/2009

Karen Shideler
Confirmed flu cases in Kansas increase to 12
Wichita Eagle, 5/8/2009 [Newsbank article]

Joyce Smith
Health-code violations at eateries
Kansas City Star, 5/8/2009 [Newsbank article]

Special to The Times
Healthy families opens in Lansing
Leavenworth Times, 5/9/2009

Mike Hall
State swine flu rising
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/10/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Swine flu more deaths, cases confirmed
Lawrence Journal World, 5/10/2009

Ronald Walter
Lawmakers wrong to joke about single-payer health care activists [letters to the editor]
Manhattan Mercury, 5/11/2009 [Newsbank article]

Karrey Britt
Need for rural doctors critical
Lawrence Journal World, 5/11/2009

Staff and Wire Reports
H1N1 flu found in Geary Co.
Manhattan Mercury, 5/12/2009 [Newsbank article]

Health care critical need [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/13/2009

Scott Rothschild
Leaders see delays in medical aid to families
Lawrence Journal World, 5/14/2009

Appointed to panel
Emporia Gazette, 5/14/2009

Associated Press
Five new flu cases
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/14/2009

John Milburn
Second Fort Riley soldier confirmed with swine flu
Lawrence Journal World, 5/15/2009

Eric Swanson
Ford County swine flu case confirmed
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/15/2009

Tim Unruh
KDHE plans meeting on contamination
Salina Journal, 5/15/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Kansas 'pill mill' doctor convicted
Winfield Daily Courier, 5/15/2009

Tim Unruh
Three Salinans ill with swine flu
Salina Journal, 5/16/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Kansas swine flu cases reach 34 in scattered counties
Winfield Daily Courier, 5/16/2009

Staff Reports
County has new flu cases
Manhattan Mercury, 5/19/2009 [Newsbank article]

Staff and Wire Reports
3 new Kansas flu cases confirmed
Salina Journal, 5/20/2009

Jordan Chapman
Fort: 15 more cases of swine flu
Junction City Daily Union, 5/20/2009

Roxana Hegeman
Juvenile jails prepare for flu outbreak
Lawrence Journal World, 5/21/2009

Phil Anderson
KDHE: Three new cases of swine flu confirmed
Topeka Capital Journal, 5/21/2009

Associated Press
Juvenile jails preparing for swine flu outbreak
Garden City Telegram, 5/21/2009

Associated Press
State to study electronic filing
Garden City Telegram, 5/21/2009

Roxana Hegeman
Juvenile jails prepare for swine flu outbreak
Hutchinson News, 5/21/2009 [Newsbank article]

The Wichita Eagle
The legislature and Kansas health [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 5/21/2009

The Wichita Eagle
Lawmakers left mixed record on health care reform [editorial]
Dodge City Daily Globe, 5/23/2009

Alan Bavley
Uncomfortable experiences
Kansas City Star, 5/25/2009

Associated Press
Kansas chiropractor accused of fraud
Lawrence Journal World, 5/26/2009

The Wichita Eagle
Health care policies [editorial]
Junction City Daily Union, 5/27/2009

Praeger to visit city farmers' market today
Lawrence Journal World, 5/28/2009

Flying off the shelves
Emporia Gazette, 5/28/2009

Associated Press
Kansas confirms 4 new swine flu cases in children
Leavenworth Times, 5/28/2009

Associated Press
Kansas stops testing some swine flu cases
Chanute Tribune, 5/29/2009

Patrick S. Kelley
Counting the flu cases [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 5/30-31/2009

Associated Press
KDHE dismisses dead fish reports
Lawrence Journal World, 5/31/2009



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