The University of Kansas hospital and medical school will undergo their first major reorganization in 17 years in response to changes in health care, even though the hospital’s future is threatened unless Kansas expands its Medicaid services, the Kansas Board of Regents heard.
Carol Zagar, a nutrition program associate for University of Missouri Extension, shares recipes using food that families would get at a pantry. “We want to help people learn to stretch their food dollars,” said Zagar.
A University of Kansas investigation into reports of multiple sexual assaults during a gathering at the Kappa Sigma house on Sept. 26 and 27 found that the fraternity had violated KU’s Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities.
The deputy commissioner will take charge Jan. 1, succeeding Chris Nicastro at a time when the education world is torn over common learning standards, school choice and the accountability of school and teacher performance — as well as a need to heal some political wounds in the Kansas City area.
Tens of thousands of local kids go without enough food on weekends. The Star is partnering with Harvesters to raise money for the area’s hungriest children. All money goes to Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which provides low-income children weekend meals. Just $25 provides a child BackSnacks for a month; $250 provides BackSnacks for a year.
It was another setback for Michelle Rider, whose 17-year-old son, Isaiah, remains hospitalized in Chicago. The Northland teen has neurofibromatosis but is a ward of the state of Illinois because the Department of Children and Family Services there believes his mother is interfering with his treatment.
After several years of working with families who don’t have a home and who struggle with basic needs, Kerry Wrenick knows you can’t just reach people one way. “You have to be very strategic in how you are meeting the needs of hunger,” Wrenick said. The Star is partnering with Harvesters again on a virtual food drive to feed kids, and you can help.
School officials tell parents there is no credible threat for now, but police increased their presence because of rumors of possible retaliation after 16-year-old Kahlif L’ron Hampton died last weekend of a gunshot wound in Kansas City, Kan.
The incident occurred Tuesday morning along Bruce Watkins Drive near 75th Street. A police spokeswoman said a motorcycle officer helped another traffic officer keep the dogs from getting into the busy road until animal control officers arrived.
Kansas City police say a 23-year-old woman has been thrown from the bed of a pickup truck after leaving a Chiefs football game at Arrowhead Stadium Sunday. Sgt. Bill Mahoney tells KCTV-TV Alexa Brosseit was hospitalized with serious injuries to her head and neck after the crash.
Roy E. Samuels, 64, was wearing an ankle bracelet that monitored his movements while he was on parole for burglary. He is accused of committing 34 burglaries in Kansas City between July and September 2013.