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Gale needs to right ship at Wichita DCF office

Here's hoping that Bill Gale can right the ship at the Wichita office of the Kansas Department for Children and Families. Gale, a former Sedgwick County election commissioner and Wichita City Council member, is the new DCF regional director in Wichita. A newly released investigation found that some staff members at the Wichita office improperly shared confidential information with a local foster-care organization. There also have been complaints by staff members in recent years about abusive management practices at the office. And Wichita city officials are still frustrated and confused by the office's announced plan to move out of the Finney State Office Building.