Is the new Kansas child welfare leader already losing support?

On Monday, the new secretary for the Kansas Department for Children and Families requested $24 million from the Legislature to shore up the troubled agency. But child welfare advocates are beginning to question whether Gina Meier-Hummel will be able to implement the structural and cultural changes that are urgently needed.

Editorial Board with novelist Whitney Terrell

Star Editorial Board members Colleen McCain Nelson and Dave Helling talked with novelist and UMKC assistant professor Whitney Terrell on Facebook Live Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2018. In this excerpt, Terrell, whose first two novels touched on historical
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