House bill targets gamblers who owe child support

“We owe it to Kansas children to collect whatever we can before the winnings are lost in further attempts to win more or squandered somewhere else,” [Rep. Pete] DeGraaf said. “This bill supports the principle of paying debts before gambling away the funds needed to pay for past responsibilities.”

Parents call for broader protection of disabled children

“Seven years ago, when Kaliya was attending Lindbergh Elementary, school staff called to request her mother, Tonia Wade, pick up the child. Tonia found her daughter lying naked on the floor, covered in sweat, shaking and struggling to breathe.”