Archive for Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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12:04 a.m.
Shelly Bennett, of Lawrence, holds her 1-day-old daughter, Madeline, and goes over information on postpartum depression with Amy Johnson, a registered nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. At the LMH Birthing Center, discharge nurses provide new parents with information on postpartum mental health symptoms to be aware of. Local advocates help grow awareness of postpartum mood disorders
December 31, 2013
A local task force, led by a mother who went through postpartum depression, aims to raise awareness about perinatal mood disorders in this community and beyond. By Giles Bruce
11:00 a.m.
Saunny Scott is a longtime advocate for the homeless and other causes in Lawrence. Saunny balances her determination to help others with her own struggles, including the possibility of losing her house in East Lawrence. She also cares for an adult daughter with cerebral palsy. Longtime advocate for the homeless struggles to keep her own home
December 31, 2013
Saunny Scott has done a lot over the years to ensure that people in Lawrence had a place to rest their head at night. Now she not might have a place of her own. Saunny, a longtime advocate for the homeless in Lawrence, is at risk of losing her own home in East Lawrence after her daughter, who has cerebral palsy, had her disability benefits cut. By Giles Bruce
1:47 p.m.
Donald Hinck gets a fluoride varnish put on his teeth by Mary Marshall, a Douglas County Dental Clinic dental hygienist, at the Lawrence Community Shelter on Tuesday. Outreach offers dental health boost to guests at homeless shelter
December 31, 2013
Donald Hinck, who’s been living at the Lawrence Community Shelter about two months, hasn’t been to the dentist in four years. It’s hard to prioritize, he said. Hinck was among guests at the homeless shelter, located at 3655 E. 25th St., who got a dental refresher on Tuesday when volunteers came to them, free of charge. By Sara Shepherd
4:38 p.m.
Twitter's homepage Regents call for review of recently approved social media policy
2:38 p.m., December 31, 2013 Updated 5:40 p.m.
Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Fred Logan today ordered a review of the board’s newly approved social media policy, which has been under fire. By Scott Rothschild

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Editorial: Positive delay
Federal and state officials should take all the time they need to refine — or reject‚ a plan to place long-term support services for Kansans with disabilities under KanCare.
December 31, 2013
A federal decision that will force Kansas officials to revise, or perhaps reconsider, some of their plans for the KanCare program is good news for Kansans with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the families who care for them.