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The following are stories I shot, wrote and edited for air on KSNT News.

Picture 12KanCare Nightmare

Thousands of Kansans are going months without health care coverage because the state just can’t keep up with the number of new KanCare applications coming in.

This story aired on KSNT News: February 29, 2016

Food Tax Feud

Kansas residents are frustrated a high tax on groceries is eating up their income.

This story aired on KSNT News: February 23, 2016

Better Buses

A northeast Kansas school district has come up with a way to improve student safety after a scary situation last fall.

This story aired on KSNT News: February 17, 2016

Bledsoe’s Bill

A bill in front of lawmakers would compensate individuals like Floyd Bledsoe for the time they wrongfully spend behind bars.

This story aired on KSNT News: February 15, 2016

 Teen Texting: Too Far?

Should teenagers have to face the steep penalties for sending inappropriate pictures to each other? That’s the question before lawmakers.

This story aired on KSNT News: February 10, 2016

Propping up the Patrol

For months the Highway Patrol has been grappling with a trooper shortage. Now leaders have a solution, but it could cost car owners.

This story aired on KSNT News: January 28, 2016

Impossible Petition Initiatives

First it was a Heartland Park and now the city of Wichita’s marijuana decriminalization ordinance. Both are voter lead initiatives in Kansas that keep coming up short of success, and it’s not for lack of support, but tiny technicalities.

This story aired on KSNT News: January 25, 2016

Dress Code Drama

One Kansas lawmaker has set a dress code for women that’s causing a national uproar.

This story aired on KSNT News: January 22, 2016

Dashboard Defect

A potential safety hazard could affect hundreds of SUVs and trucks out on the road right now, and at first glance it might appear innocuous.

This story aired on KSNT News: January 14, 2016

Voter Purge Process

Behind the scenes in the Shawnee County Election Office. How they’re carrying out the Secretary of State’s to purge voter registrations if proof of citizenship isn’t submitted withing 90 days.

This story aired on KSNT News: November 12, 2015

Boys in Blue

More than half a million dedicated Kansas City Royals fans celebrated the end of a 30-year wait for a World Series Title.

This story aired on KSNT News: November 3, 2015

School Bus Crossing

School buses can no longer cross a second bridge in the Kaw Valley School District, causing major headaches for all involved.

This story aired on KSNT News: November 2, 2015

Let There Be Light

Junction City parents worry broken street lights jeopardize their children’s safety.  They want to know why the City isn’t doing anything to fix the problem.

This story aired on KSNT News: October 30, 2015

Fault in our Bridges

KSNT News investigates thousands of failing bridges in Kansas, why aren’t they being repaired?

This story aired on KSNT News: October 29, 2015

Meat no More?

Information from the World Health Organization now shows processed meats can cause colon cancer, but you may not have to throw away all that meat just yet.

This story aired on KSNT News: October 26, 2015

Searching for Superintendents

As a record number of superintendents are set to retire, schools struggle to find suitable candidates.

This story aired on KSNT News: October 16, 2015

Split over School Consolidation

There’s a tug-of-war in Lyon County over plans to consolidate several small schools into one large facility.

This story aired on KSNT News: October 1, 2015

Blue Angel View

KSNT News flies with the Blue Angels on Kansas Air National Guard Refueling Wing Mission.

This story aired on KSNT News: September 24, 2015

Hurdles for Rural Hospitals

As rural hospitals struggle to stay open, administrators push for Medicaid expansion.

This story aired on KSNT News: September 18, 2015

Delta State Shooting

The Emporia State Community remembers an Alumni slain in the shooting at Delta State University.

This story aired on KSNT News: September 14, 2015

Battle of the Bridge: Part 3

Several drivers are still concerned about falling pieces of concrete from a Topeka Railroad bridge, and after a few of our reports the railroad company is finally taking action.

This story aired on KSNT News: September 15, 2015

Battle of the Bridge: Part 2

A Topeka railroad-bridge continues to be a serious concern for one driver who says falling concrete fell from the bridge and damaged his windshield.

This story aired on KSNT News: September 11, 2015

Battle of the Bridge: Part 1

One Topeka man learned the hard way that sometimes the greatest hazard comes from above, in this case concrete falling from a bridge as he passed under it.

This story aired on KSNT News: September 10, 2015

BB Gun Boredom

More than 120 car windows shot out with a BB gun over the weekend. Now three Junction City teenagers are behind bars facing multiple charges and thousands of dollars in restitution.

This story aired on KSNT News: September 9, 2015

Super Lice

It’s a problem that can leave parents and kids scratching their heads: lice, and now they’re trickier to get rid of.

This story aired on KSNT News: August 27, 2015

North Topeka Neighborhood Fuming

Residents in one North Topeka neighborhood are furious with Shawnee County leaders.

This story aired on KSNT News: August 20, 2015

Hi Crest Fights Back

The death of Lily Coats-Nichols brings to light some of the violence that still plagues the hi-crest neighborhood.

This story aired on KSNT News: July 9, 2015

Lily Lives On

Friends and family remember the sweet little girl next door.

This story aired on KSNT News: July 8, 2015

Little Girl Clings to Life

A 5-year-old girl, now identified as Lily Coats-Nichols, has life threatening injuries after a drive-by shooting late Monday.

This story aired on KSNT News: July 7, 2015

Farewell Trans Fats

Why the FDA is saying farewell to Trans Fats… for good.

This story aired on KSNT News: June 17, 2015

Behind the Bill

What’s really included in the nearly 200 page tax plan the Legislature just passed.

This story aired on KSNT News: June 15, 2015

Fractured Factions

Many say deep divisions within the Republican party are to blame for the budget stalemate.

This story aired on KSNT News: June 10, 2015

Sick of Stalemate

Kansas Senate ready to go home if the House can’t reach an agreement soon.

This story aired on KSNT News: June 9, 2015

Legislative Groundhog Day

Kansas lawmakers say every day they come back seems exactly like the day before…

This story aired on KSNT News: June 5, 2015

Budget Battle

Kansas Lawmakers slowly start to make progress on state budget for the next fiscal year.

This story aired on KSNT News: June 3, 2015

Cost of Overtime

How the costs of legislative overtime add up.

This story aired on KSNT News: May 28, 2015

To Debate or Not to Debate?

Seven days into overtime, lawmakers spend valuable time debating whether to debate a bill at all.

This story aired on KSNT News: May 27, 2015

Still No Shortfall Solution

Lawmakers focus on issues other than state shortfall after a four day break.

This story aired on KSNT News: May 26, 2015

Sinkhole Swallows Power Pole

KSNT News investigates why nothing’s being done.

This story aired on KSNT News: May 22, 2015

Taxpayers Call for Truce

Taxpayers say they’re tired of hearing about the stalemate at the Statehouse. They want solutions.

This story aired on KSNT News: May 20, 2015

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