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Kansas's Democratic governor is trying to expand eligibility for Medicaid

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly is stepping up efforts to get the legislature to expand access to Medicaid to make health care more accessible, a move apparently favored by most of the public.


A Kansas woman's death reignited concerns about domestic violence during pregnancy

Thursday, January 25, 2024

The death of a Kansas woman last summer has brought attention to the higher rates of domestic violence during pregnancy. It comes as shelters say they're seeing a rise in requests for help.


Hoarding may be increasing because of aging population, scarce mental health care

Thursday, September 07, 2023

Problems with hoarding are growing in the U.S due to an aging population. That's true especially in areas where there is a shortage of mental health providers.


Kansas newspaper publishes its first edition following police raid

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Days after a police raid and the death of a co-owner, the Marion County Record, a small weekly newspaper, raced to publish. The raid was criticized as a potential first amendment violation.


Abortion abolitionists across the country want to charge women with murder

Thursday, July 13, 2023

A small but growing faction of the anti-abortion movement is calling for patients to be criminally punished. It's gaining traction in states such as Kansas.


Kansas law puts wide restrictions on transgender residents starting July 1

Thursday, June 29, 2023

A Kansas law with widespread restrictions on transgender rights goes into effect on Saturday, and there's uncertainty about how it will be enforced.


One man left Kansas for a lifesaving liver transplant — but the problems run deeper

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

It's harder for people in some Midwestern and Southern states to get liver transplants than it used to be, highlighting inequities in a system that doctors say has always been unfair.


These states are narrowly defining who is 'female' and 'male' in law

Wednesday, May 03, 2023

LGBTQ advocates say these bills are another attempt to restrict transgender rights. Republicans sponsoring the bills say the definitions are important to keep sex from being conflated with gender.


Volunteer pilots fly patients seeking abortions to states where it's legal

Monday, March 27, 2023

It can be a lifeline for patients who can't afford the time or costs of driving or flying commercially. It's an example of the unconventional tactics of abortion rights groups in a post-Roe America.


Kansas lawmakers might direct millions of dollars to anti-abortion counseling centers

Monday, March 06, 2023

Conservative lawmakers in Kansas want to provide millions of dollars to crisis pregnancy centers. It's an effort to rein in abortions after voters protected abortion rights.


Too many Black babies are dying. Birth workers in Kansas fight to keep them alive

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Nationally, infant mortality declined to a record low in 2020. But a 58% rise in Black infant mortality in Kansas sent birth experts searching for answers and solutions.


Birth workers in Kansas are addressing the state's high rate of infant mortality

Monday, November 14, 2022

Kansas has one of the highest rates of infant mortality in the U.S., and for Black babies the picture is especially dire. Birth workers are looking for ways to reduce the number of deaths.


Labor shortages close Kansas nursing homes

Friday, October 28, 2022

A shortage of nursing home staff is easing in some states. But in other states like Kansas, it's still critical. The state's aging population could continue to propel the industry into crisis.


Encore: Kansas is struggling to serve people from out of state seeking abortions

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

As a nationwide trend of states banning or placing more restrictions on abortion continues, Kansas — where abortion remains legal — struggles to keep up with out-of-state client demand.


Kansas is struggling to serve people from out of state seeking abortions

Monday, September 05, 2022

As a nationwide trend of states banning or placing more restrictions on abortion continues, Kansas, where abortion remains legal, struggles to keep up with out of state client demand