Archive for Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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12:12 a.m.
KDHE Secretary Susan Mosier pushes back against a federal agency that criticized the state's KanCare system during a meeting Monday of the Kansas Senate's Public Health and Welfare Committee. KDHE secretary defends KanCare, pushes back against critical report and media
January 23, 2017 in print edition on 1A
Appearing before legislative committees Monday, KDHE Secretary Susan Mosier said the state’s application to extend its privatized Medicaid system known as KanCare for another year has not been denied, only “delayed.” She also accused the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of using flawed analysis in a recent audit that outlined numerous deficiencies in the program, arguing that overall health outcomes in Kansas have improved under KanCare.
11:56 a.m.
Lawrence USD 497 school board Report: Students of color in Lawrence school district more likely to be labeled ‘special needs’
January 23, 2017 in print edition on 1A
Once a student of color walks through the doors of a Lawrence public school building, he or she is more than twice as likely than a white student to be placed in programs for students with learning impairments.
9:54 p.m.
Kansas forward Landen Lucas gets a rebound amidst the West Virginia defense during the first half, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 at WVU Coliseum. Unfamiliar territory: Jayhawks trounced against West Virginia, 85-69
January 24, 2017 in print edition on 1C
A three-point halftime lead on Tuesday night at WVU Coliseum turned quickly into a nine-point edge for the home team after West Virginia scored on five consecutive layups to start the second half, the perfect snapshot of an area that No. 2 Kansas made way too easy during an 85-69 loss to the 18th-ranked Mountaineers. By Matt Tait

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Editorial: Trump’s games are dangerous
The new president’s attempts to distract and discredit the press with ‘alternative facts’ are alarming and must be resisted.
January 24, 2017 in print edition on A7
President Donald Trump is good at playing games. This should not come as a surprise. Someone who previously made his living ensuring the public had an adequate supply of slot machines understands games better than most of us.