The National Council on Disability says federal officials should delay Kansas’ plan to move services for the developmentally disabled into its Medicaid managed care program. As Jim McLean of the KHI News Service reports, the council’s recommendation is the latest development in a long running battle over including disabled Kansans in KanCare.
Traditionally, Christians marked December as the season of Advent, paralleling the role of Lent before Easter. Christmas celebrations were to begin at Christmas. That practice has been under siege for generations, with Christmas, it seems, now threatening to engulf Thanksgiving.
Robert Boswell's latest novel, Tumbledown, is his first in a decade. In writing it, Boswell says he discovered a new point-of-view in fiction and a way to make the novel form new.
Boswell says Tumbledown, which is about a counselor at a mental health facility, is not strictly autobiographical. However, he says it is very much based on his experiences as a mental health counselor in Southern California during the late 1970s and early 1980s.