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KPR Web Operations Monday, September 19th, 2011

True to his Kansas roots, Victor Ortiz had a Jayhawk and the KU colors clearly visible on his boxing trunks over the weekend. A pay-per-view audience saw them in a world title match between Ortiz...a Garden City native...and Floyd Mayweather Junior. But the night ended for Ortiz with a black eye...and a bruised ego. Kansas Public Radio's Greg Echlin has the story.

KPR Web Operations Friday, September 16th, 2011

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is investigating the organization that processes payments to the state’s network of mental health centers. As Jim McLean of the KHI News Service reports, Schmidt is looking into allegations that about $1 million in Medicaid funding was embezzled from the nonprofit organization.

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Until this week, a company that was recently awarded a multi-million dollar contract to rebuild the Kansas Medicaid system was also the target of a federal lawsuit. That lawsuit charged the company with defrauding the federal government. More on the story from Jim McLean of the KHI News Service.

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Gym class has been on the minds of Kansas state Board of Education members. The board heard a presentation earlier this week on how Kansas currently measures up in physical education. Healthy Kansas Schools director Mark Thompson says elementary schools are required to offer phys ed...but the requirement itself doesn't have well-defined boundaries: That, coupled with a lack of rules regarding mandatory school recess time, provoked board member Sue Storm's reaction:Thompson says the state is working to implement First Lady Michelle Obama's anti-obesity initiative in schools. Currently, Kansas...

KPR Web Operations Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

A company that recently contracted with the state to prevent fraud in the Medicaid system has settled a multi-million dollar lawsuit that charged it with defrauding the federal government. We get more from Jim McLean of the KHI News Service.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

One of the biggest record, CD and audio equipment sales in the Midwest begins this Friday in Lawrence. The event, called "For Your Ears Only," is an annual fundraiser for the Audio-Reader Network at the University of Kansas. Audio-Reader is a radio reading service for the blind and print-disabled. For the past 12 months, the reading service has been collecting thousands of donated items: vintage records, CDs, radios, turntables, speakers and other audio equipment. KPR's J. Schafer spoke to one of the organizers, Feloniz (fell-uh-NEEZ) Lovato-Winston about this year's sale.That's Feloniz (...

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

One of the state’s top military officials honored a dozen war veterans today (TUE) at a ceremony in Topeka. Brigadier General Deborah Rose thanked the retired soldiers for their service and pointed out what the nation’s new recruits could learn from the older vets.The veterans honored by General Rose were mostly soldiers who served during World War II. The ceremony at Lexington Park Assisted Living center in Topeka was part of National Assisted Living Week. Governor Sam Brownback has signed a proclamation asking Kansans to take time this week to visit people living in nursing homes and other...

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

State officials are increasing their oversight over a mental health contractor in the wake of allegations of financial mismanagement and the departure of its two top officials. We get more from Jim McLean of the KHI News Service.

KPR Web Operations Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

The Kansas City Chiefs were winless in their exhibition season this year. Then in Sunday's season opener, the Chiefs suffered their most lopsided loss in franchise history. Just when things seemingly couldn't get any worse, the Chiefs had more bad news yesterday (MON). KPR's Greg Echlin has the details. The Chiefs are on the road Sunday, when they'll play the Detroit Lions.

KPR Web Operations Monday, September 12th, 2011

Darryl Hunt spent 20 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. A documentary called "The Trials of Darryl Hunt" will be screened tomorrow (TUE) at the University of Kansas. Following the film, Hunt will take part in a panel discussion.After serving two decades behind bars, Hunt says he forgives those responsible for his wrongful conviction. The presentation about his case will be held from 4pm to 7pm tomorrow (TUE) at the Ecumenical Campus Ministries building on the KU campus.

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