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Under the Surface: Mental Health in Kansas

Community mental health centers were designed to allow people to get the mental health care they needed without having to go to a state hospital.  But funding cuts have put those supports in jeopardy.  Over the next few months, Heartland Health Monitor will explore how Kansas -- once a progressive model for the treatment of mentally ill people -- lost its way.  This is part two in an occasional series on Kansas mental health.
 

The KCC will integrate information from the group Truckers Against Trafficking into regular safety meetings.

Under the Surface: Mental Health in Kansas

The mental health system in Kansas is in a state of crisis. Over the next several months, Heartland Health Monitor will explore how Kansas -- once a progressive model for mental health treatment -- lost its way. Today, we'll hear the first part in this occasional series on Kansas mental health.

Jo French speaking during the election board meeting. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)

The panel certified that the Osage County woman is a citizen and can vote in Kansas, even though she lacks the normal citizenship documents required.

Here's a look at area headlines from the Associated Press

Here's a look at area news headlines from the Associated Press, as compiled by the KPR News Team.

The poll shows low approval ratings for Governor Sam Brownback and the state Legislature. (Photo by Dan Skinner)

The poll, from Fort Hays State University, also predicts a tight race in the state's 1st Congressional District.

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the Trans Pacific Partnership, or TPP, would help Midwest farmers compete in foreign markets.

Here's a look at the latest Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press.

Here's a summary of the day's Kansas news headlines from the Associated Press, compiled by KPR staff.

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As Democrats prepare for their National Convention, Thomas Frank turns a critical eye to the "Party of the People" and how it has failed the American middle class.

Courtesy of KU Memorial Unions

Grand opening festivities are planned for this weekend at a new center housing James Naismith's original rules of basketball. The DeBruce Center at the University of Kansas is hosting family-friendly activities and a rare opportunity to view artifacts from KU's University Archives about James Naismith and Phog Allen.

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