May 29, 2015

AG sues NJ company for falsely billing schools

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has filed suit against a New Jersey company that sent false invoices for textbooks that were never purchased or delivered to at least 317 Kansas public schools.
In a lawsuit filed yesterday, Schmidt asked the …

State health department program offers assistance to quit smoking

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) can help those who are ready to quit tobacco in 2015 keep their resolutions. KDHE offers free cessation support and information online at www.ksquit.org or toll-free at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669).
With the convenience …

Political theater may be in store for session

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Budget and education funding will take center stage during the 2015 legislative session, but Sen. Julia Lynn says there will be action backstage as well.
Behind-the-scenes, Lynn anticipates juggling for political position by those who hope to …

Education funding to dominate 2015 session

Spring Hill students demonstrate computer-assisted learning. Officials anticipate school funding debate will take centerstage during the Kansas Legislature’s 2015 session. Legislators must also adopt a budget this year.  File Photo

Spring Hill students demonstrate computer-assisted learning. Officials anticipate school funding debate will take centerstage during the Kansas Legislature’s 2015 session. Legislators must also adopt a budget this year. File Photo

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
Education and budget will dominate debate in …

Kansas bleeds as Bushwhackers raid

Mica Marriott
Special to The Gardner News
To Gardner residents in 1861, the early evening of Oct. 22 probably seemed a lot like many other nights. It was a Tuesday and residents attended to their nightly rituals. Most had likely …

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran expresses support for easing Cuba trade restrictions

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran voiced his support for modifying trade between the U.S. and Cuba last week. Moran said he’s long fought to change sanctions that restrict the ability of farmers and ranchers to sell their products to Cuba.
“Cuba …

T-Mobile users eligible for refund due to lawsuit

T-Mobile customers in Kansas who were charged for third-party services on their mobile phone bills without their consent are eligible to receive refunds as part of a multi-state settlement reached earlier this month.
The national settlement announced was reached between …

KS man to serve 8 years for elderly mistreatment

An Emporia man was sentenced last week to more than eight years in prison for mistreatment of a dependent adult and conspiring to mistreat a dependent adult, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.
Rick Miller, 60, was sentenced to 98 …

Health officials warn of deadly influenza outbreak across state of KS

Influenza activity has increased substantially in Kansas, and health officials are encouraging everyone six months of age and older to get vaccinated, if they have not already done so this season.
Based on data from the Outpatient Influenza-like Illness Surveillance …

Campaign helps Kansas hospitals improve quality of care

Hospitals in Kansas and across the country are successfully improving the quality of care patients receive, preventing hospital-acquired conditions, such as surgical site infections, and reducing readmissions rates thanks to a national Partnership for Patients (PfP) initiative known as the …