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VA office in Kansas under fire…and other headlines: April 28, 2016

andy lambertApril 28, 2016

A government review shows a VA regional office in Kansas listed false medical conditions for three dozen patients who filed appeals after having their claims rejected. The VA’s inspector general’s office says management instructed staff at the facility in Wichita to enter the same “placeholder” diagnostic code for a specific bone infection on 36 appeal claims. None of them had that condition.

Groups that have been critical of Governor Brownback’s income tax cuts are calling on Kansas legislators to repeal all of them. The Kansas Center for Economic Growth claims its proposal could raise $1 billion a year in new revenue and permanently fix the state’s budget problems.

Two men from Dodge City are charged with federal hate crimes after prosecutors claim they attacked three Somali men last year. The men each face three counts of causing bodily injury to a victim because of race and national origin.

Frats at K-State are calling on the university to begin investigating claims of sexual violence that occur off campus. The university’s Interfraternity Council unanimously approved a resolution seeking the university’s involvement in off-campus incidents. That comes less than a week after two students sued the school, claiming civil rights violations for not looking into two rape allegations.

Salina police say a fatal shooting appears to be accidental. Police arrived at that conclusion after completing their investigation into a man’s death. He’d recently bought a .40-caliber handgun, and it appears the gun went off while he was showing it to a couple people outside a home he was visiting.

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