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December 3, 2012

Kansas views on child poverty, fiscal cliff, Buhler seal, selecting judges

Child poverty – In 2010, 18 percent of Kansas children lived in poverty, nearly half its children qualified for free or reduced school lunches, and 38 percent of the births across the state were to unwed mothers. Those numbers and the ones reported in the statewide analysis show Gov. Sam Brownback’s 12-member task force on child poverty has been handed a difficult challenge. But it is a challenge that begs to be met.

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