The debate over the size and role of government isn't just polarizing politics at the national level. It's also causing divisions at the state and local levels. Jim McLean, of the KHI News Service, has the story of how public health programs in the state's largest city have been thrust into the center of that debate.
The KHI News Service is an independent news agency based in Topeka that's largely focused on health policy and state government issues.
Click here to learn more about Samuel Crumbine, the Dodge City doctor who became a champion of public health in Kansas during the turn of the last century.