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After Overland Park teen in mental health crisis shot by police, parents push for mandatory training

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Although the lawsuit has been settled, an Overland Park couple who’s son was shot and killed by police are still pushing for change. On Jan. 20, 2018, 17-year-old John Albers was shot at 13 times by a police officer while backing out of his garage.
— Read on fox4kc.com/2019/02/27/after-overland-park-teen-shot-by-police-in-mental-health-crisis-parents-push-for-mandatory-training/

Kansas wildlife secretary at odds with lawmaker over transfer of deer permits

Joel Wimer believes state officials are impeding tourism with restrictions on deer-hunting permits.He operates the C&W Ranch southwest of Salina, where operations include outfitting and guiding hunters across 6,000 acres.”The greatest benefits that we can provide out-of-state fee hunters is a rewarding hunting experience on varied terrain over a 70-mile radius, and comfortable bed and breakfast lodging for gentleman hunters,” Wimer said.Rep. Ken Corbet, R-Topeka, introduced legislation on
— Read on www.cjonline.com/news/20190224/kansas-wildlife-secretary-at-odds-with-lawmaker-over-transfer-of-deer-permits

Angry parents of teen shot by Overland Park police speak out

The parents of teenager John Albers, who was killed by an Overland Park police officer last year, accuse authorities of protecting the officer while not holding anyone accountable for their son’s death.
— Read on www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article225610060.html

The Kansas Donut Trail Of Your Dreams

If you’re not afraid of some morning travel, this Kansas donut trail is the one for you. Come treat your sweet tooth to this tasty trail!
— Read on www.onlyinyourstate.com/kansas/kansas-donut-trail-roadtrip/

Kansas embraces unconditional housing program for mentally ill

Kansas officials see a solution to chronic homelessness and the burden placed on state institutions, jails and law enforcement in the work of a psychiatrist who believes mentally ill people can help themselves without any strings attached.The idea is to provide those who need treatment with unconditional housing and the support services they need, even if they are substance abusers who are likely to violate traditional program requirements for curfew and sobriety.Sam Tsemberis, a Columbia
— Read on www.cjonline.com/news/20190107/kansas-embraces-unconditional-housing-program-for-mentally-ill

Nonprofit serving young women prepares to open 11-unit apartment building in Topeka – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal – Topeka, KS

As a minister, Tina Carter often drove from her home in Colorado to Topeka for women’s conferences and outreach ministries. Each time, she noticed a number of young women with no homes out on the streets.“It broke my heart,” she said, adding, “The Lord made it possible for me to do something about it.”Now a Topeka resident, Carter, founder and executive director of You Can Begin Again/You Can Begin Again Too Inc. (YCBA/YCBAT), has announced the opening of an
— Read on www.cjonline.com/news/20181020/nonprofit-serving-young-women-prepares-to-open-11-unit-apartment-building-in-topeka