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Social Services

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 SOCIAL SERVICES, January through May, 2009.

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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 through May, 2009

Edie Ross
In Reno Co., a higher rate of children are removed by SRS than most places in Kansas
Hutchinson News, 1/11/2009 [Newsbank article]

Kevin Flaherty
SKIL holds protest at SRS office
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 1/8/2009 [Newsbank article]

Dion Lefler
Disabled people plead for funds
Wichita Eagle, 1/8/2009 [Newsbank article]

Will Klusener
Budget 'whoas'
Manhattan Mercury, 1/14/2009

Mike Belt
Cuts in funding for care of disabled spur protests
Lawrence Journal World, 1/15/2009

Dion Lefler
Disabled people protest SRS
Wichita Eagle, 1/13/2009 [Newsbank article]

Anna Methvin
Campaign puts political spotlight on 'Invisible Kansans'
Chanute Tribune, 1/15/2009 [Newsbank article]

Kaley Lyon
Group protests SRS assistance freeze
Hays Daily News, 1/15/2009 [Newsbank article]

Melissa Smith
On frigid day, SRS hard freeze protested
Chanute Tribune, 1/15/2009 [Newsbank article]

Missing boy case frustrating [editorial]
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/15/2009

Carl Manning
Kan. budget cuts hit social services
Dodge City Daily Globe, 1/17/2009

Finding the 'why' [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 1/17/2009 [Newsbank article]

Bobbi Mlynar
State plans homeless 'snapshot'
Emporia Gazette, 1/19/2009

Tim Unruh
Affordable housing key to easing poverty
Hays Daily News, 1/19/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Carpenter
This is his family, no more and no less
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/21/2009 [Newsbank article]

Officials: Poverty an obstacle, not an excuse
Garden City Telegram, 1/21/2009

KDHE seeking essay contest entries
Garden City Telegram, 1/21/2009

Tim Carpenter
Attorney defends law used for child support
Topeka Capital Journal, 1/22/2009

Shajia Ahmad
Need for social services increases
Salina Journal, 1/22/2009 [Newsbank article]

Shajia Ahmad
As social service needs grow, long-term fixes desired
Hays Daily News, 1/22/2009

Tim Unruh
Communities look to increase short supply
Garden City Telegram, 1/22/2009

A community problem [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 1/25/2009 [Newsbank article]

George Diepenbrock
Volunteers to try to gauge homeless more thoroughly
Lawrence Journal World, 1/25/2009

Chris Green
Demand increasing for clinics' services in the face of budget crunch
Garden City Telegram, 1/26/2009

Gary Brunk
Asset-building policies needed
Garden City Telegram, 1/26/2009

Jesse Truesdale
Threat of license loss prompts parents to pay up
Hays Daily News, 1/26/2009

Cut with compassion [editorial]
Hutchinson News, 1/27/2009 [Newsbank article]

Stephanie Farley
Budget crunch could hurt social services
Garden City Telegram, 1/28/2009

Bert Nash CEO named to foundation board
Lawrence Journal World, 1/29/2009

Bobbi Mlynar
No new homeless found during local count
Emporia Gazette, 1/31/2/1/2009

Colleen Surridge
Care workers, SRS find common ground
Chanute Tribune, 2/6/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Cunningham
Invisible Kansans
Chanute Tribune, 2/7-8/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Advocates decry long waiting lists
Chanute Tribune, 2/12/2009 [Newsbank article]

Stephanie Farley
Area mental health facing deeper cuts
Garden City Telegram, 2/14/2009

Stephanie Farley
Meet No. 1,001
Garden City Telegram, 2/21/2009

Gordon L. Davis
Mature lifestyles
Johnson County Sun, 2/25/2009

Dion Lefler
Options rigid for disabled
Wichita Eagle, 3/1/2009 [Newsbank article]

Dion Lefler
Program for disabled reopens
Wichita Eagle, 3/3/2009 [Newsbank article]

Associated Press
Gov. faces claims of Medicaid favoritism
Wichita Eagle, 3/5/2009 [Newsbank article]

Phillip Brownlee
Favored Jordan erred in funding decision [editorial]
Wichita Eagle, 3/5/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Doubt cast on move by SRS
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/5/2009

Rhonda Holman
Smarter help disabled stay in their homes [editorial]
Wichita Eagle, 3/6/2009

Dion Lefler
State closes Augusta day care
Wichita Eagle, 3/6/2009 [Newsbank article]

Maury L. Thompson
A long-term solution needed for disabilities
Olathe Daily News, 3/4/2009

Eric Swanson
Area social services getting hit by crunch
Dodge City Daily Globe, 3/4/2009

Dave Ranney
Subcommittees to investigate 'extraordinary funding'
Chanute Tribune, 3/5/2009 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
State decision to increase funding to nonprofit group under scrutiny
Lawrence Journal World, 3/7/2009

Tim Potter
Records in Herrman case to stay closed
Wichita Eagle, 3/7/2009

Tim Carpenter
Benefit boost to hit state
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/10/2009

Jeannine Koranda
Stimulus bill offers food aid, unemployment help to Kansans
Wichita Eagle, 3/10/2009 [Newsbank article]

Lindsey Slater
SRS worker focuses on budget, children
Lawrence Journal World, 3/11/2009

Dion Lefler
State gets D for care of mental illness
Wichita Eagle, 3/12/2009 [Newsbank article]

Chris Green
Expansion of health care for kids faces test
Hutchinson News, 3/14/2009 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
GOP lawmakers dig deeper into CLO funding
Lawrence Journal World, 3/17/2009

Tim Carpenter
Drug screen debated
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/18/2009 [Newsbank article]

Christina M. Woods
Is program for addicted moms at risk?
Wichita Eagle, 3/18/2009 [Newsbank article]

John Hanna
Disabled group funding criticized
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/19/2009

Linda D. Roberts
Disability is not inability
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 3/19/2009

James Jordan
Kelley, Trimmer support random drug testing for welfare recipients
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/24/2009

Tim Carpenter
Safety a necessity
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/25/2009 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
Safeguards for social workers sought
Lawrence Journal World, 3/25/2009

John Hanna
House advances bill on drug tests for aid
Winfield Daily Courier, 3/25/2009

Patrick Lowry
No help for druggies [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 3/26/2009 [Newsbank article]

Patrick S. Kelley
Homeless in America [editorial]
Emporia Gazette, 3/28-29/2009

Chris Green
Drug-testing bill's prospects uncertain in Senate
Hutchinson News, 3/29/2009 [Newsbank article]

Roxana Hegeman
Sheriff: Evidence points to parents
Topeka Capital Journal, 3/31/2009

Child care and development Fund State Plan being prepared
Chanute Tribune, 4/4-5/2009 [Newsbank article]

Brett Dalton
Child care program future uncertain
Pittsburg Morning Sun, 4/17/2009 [Newsbank article]

Tim Cunningham
Lack of action disappointing [readers' forum]
Iola Register, 4/18/2009

Julia M. White
SRS rules illogical
Hutchinson News, 5/6/2009 [Newsbank article]

Safehome wins outstanding service award from state
Johnson County Sun, 5/6/2009

Patrick Lowry
Hungry children [editorial]
Hays Daily News, 5/7/2009 [Newsbank article]

SRS to host public meeting to solicit input
Chanute Tribune, 5/7/2009 [Newsbank article]

Bulletin Board
Hays Daily News, 5/8/2009 [Newsbank article]

Staff Reports
SRS seek volunteer to help with paperwork
Lawrence Journal World, 5/11/2009

SRS invites stakeholders to tune into meeting
Chanute Tribune, 5/21/2009 [Newsbank article]

Scott Rothschild
State to re-examine CLO funding
Lawrence Journal World, 5/22/2009

Associated Press
Budget cuts detailed
Iola Register, 5/30/2009

Lurena Mead
'Invisible Kansans' ignored [letters]
Kansas City Star, 5/31/2009 [Newsbank article]



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