Proposal Bans State-Mandated Restrictions on Family Planning Dollars
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Obama administration has proposed barring states and other recipients of federal family planning grants from placing their own eligibility restrictions on where the money can go. The move undermines efforts by 13 Republican-led states to prevent Title X (Ten) money from going to Planned Parenthood. The Department of Health and Human Services is accepting public comments about the proposed changes until Oct. 7.
More Lawsuits Filed Against Former Physician Assistant
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — More lawsuits have been filed against a former physician assistant accused of sexual battery at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Leavenworth. At least three lawsuits were filed earlier this year in U.S. District Court in Kansas accusing Mark Wisner of conducting unnecessary and improper genital examinations at the Leavenworth VA Medical Center. Wisner surrendered his medical license last year. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports court records show Wisner now faces a dozen lawsuits.
Climate Change Conference Held at Haskell Indian Nations University
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Experts gathered at Haskell Indian Nations University to discuss the effects of climate change on Native Americans. The conference, "Climate Changed: Reflections on Our Past, Present and Future Situation," ran Thursday through Friday at the university in Lawrence. The conference was organized by the Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Working Group, which was established 10 years ago at Haskell.
University of Kansas Alumnus Bestows $2 Million Gift
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas has received a gift of more than $2 million for faculty development in the university's department of chemical and petroleum engineering. The gift is from John V. Bossi, who earned his bachelor's degree at Kansas in chemical engineering in 1948.