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Sherman Co. car wreck sends family to hospital. Today in Kansas Report: November 16, 2015

andy lambertNovember 16, 2015

A woman from Colorado and her two kids go to the hospital after rolling her car in Sherman County. The three were headed west on I-70 and swerved to miss a deer at K-27 in Goodland, running into a ditch and rolling. Everyone involved was buckled up.

Racial tensions are growing at KU with a call for three top Student Senate leaders to resign and a recent graduate initiating a hunger strike. The Senate’s Student Executive Committee voted 6-3 to demand the student body president, vice-president and chief of staff all resign by Wednesday.
The three put out a statement over the weekend, saying they plan to continue serving and professing support for minority groups.

The size of Kansas’ foster care population has swelled 18 percent over six years. Child welfare advocates are blaming high turnover among caseworkers, parental drug addiction and cuts to programs that help poor families.

Governor Brownback says President Barack Obama should abandon efforts to move prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to U.S. soil. He claims moving suspected terrorists will compromise American security. The White House is expected to release a report soon assessing potential sites for housing the prisoners including Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

An advocacy group says a budget adjustment that took $9 million from Kansas’ Children’s Initiatives Fund will mean a cut in money promised to 20 children’s programs. A review by Kansas Action for Children says the budget adjustment will cost early childhood grant programs about 6.5 percent in funding for fiscal year 2016 and about 3 percent in fiscal year 2017.

Catholic diocese leaders from Wichita are told it’ll take a miracle to get a Kansas native declared a saint after the Vatican chose not to declare the Korean War hero a martyr. Wichita’s biship met with a cardinal in Vatican City to make the case for Father Emil Kapaun, a Pilsen, Kansas, native who died in a North Korean prison camp in May 1951.

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