Brownback reveals mental health care plan

Press Release
From Gov. Sam Brownback‘s Office

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback announced Thursday, Jan. 10, an initiative to provide $10 million in  targeted funding to better provide mental health services to the state’s most at-risk and challenging populations, as well as the creation of a panel of experts to re-evaluate Kansas’ current mental health system and make recommendations for improvements.

Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, M.D., Aging and Disabilities Services Sec. Shawn Sullivan and Corrections Sec. Ray Roberts joined the governor for the plan’s unveiling at Wyandot Center Community Behavioral Health Care, Wyandotte County’s community mental health center that serves the Kansas City area.

“Families with mentally ill loved ones face daily challenges the rest of us can only imagine,” Brownback said. “We chose to make our announcement at Wyandot Center because it is representative of Kansas 27 community mental health centers, which together form  our state’s critical mental health safety-net system. “ Continue reading

Olathe PD arrest 20

Olathe Police Officers Jan. 4 arrested 20 people with outstanding municipal warrants during a warrant sweep throughout Olathe. In all, 24 warrants were served.

The sweep ran from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. and was focused on apprehending subjects with outstanding warrants for various violations.

The Olathe Police Department will continue to participate in warrant sweeps throughout the year and urge those with outstanding warrants to turn themselves in anytime at the Olathe Police Department or the Olathe Municipal Court, 1200 S. Harrison St., on Mondays at 8 a.m., excluding holidays.


An ‘old dude’ in a young man’s medium

I was babysitting the grandkids Wednesday afternoon, watching Rylin 3, play with her toy trains while I kept busy entertaining her sister Ashlyn, 7 months, by making goofy faces and strange sounds when my cell phone rang.

It was Max with Huffington Post Live.

“We’re doing a segment on the debt ceiling, the fiscal cliff and the trillion dollar coin,” he said. “We would like for you to be part of the panel.”

It’s the second time I been asked to take part in a HuffPost Live discussion. Last October, I was invited to take part in a discussion that focused on the overpayment of about $14 billion last year that was paid out through the unemployment insurance system in the country. It’s a pretty simple and painless project I can do at home via my computer while wearing my sweatpants and a nice shirt or sweater. Continue reading

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