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Royals get Cueto in trade with Reds


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Royals have acquired ...
River in Rostraver Township in Westmoreland County on Saturday afternoon.The Washington County coroner's office said he went under and was beneath the surface for about 20 minutes.Officials ...

Bison barbecue available for a limited time at Affare


Beyond his contemporary German-inflected barbecue menu items, Heuser will also offer some upscale Kansas City dishes ...
20-day dry-aged meat from Lazy D Heart Ranch in Westmoreland, Kan., in the Flint Hills. He retrieved the 400-pound side late last ...

Kansas man arrested after police say he shot 2 people


WESTMORELAND, Kan. (AP) — Police are investigating after they say a Westmoreland man shot two people. According to a news release from the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office, the man was arrested early Sunday and faces aggravated battery and ...

Police: Westmoreland man shoots 2 people, faces attempted murder charge


WESTMORELAND, Kansas — Police are investigating after they say a Westmoreland man shot two people. According to a news release from the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office, the man was arrested early Sunday and faces aggravated battery and attempted ...

Man arrested after double shooting in Westmoreland


The Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office reported it arrested a Westmoreland man early Sunday after he allegedly shot two people, whose injuries weren't considered life-threatening. Sheriff Greg Riat's office reported Travis Conder was arrested in ...

Agribusiness student excited with top prize


The show attracted exhibitors from Western Canada and the United States. Shilo Schaake of Westmoreland, Kansas, owned the reserve champion steer and earned a $6,000 scholarship and $3,000 in cash. The show was split into weight classes, and at the end ...

Motels Near Westmoreland, Kansas


Westmoreland, Kan., is a small town of less than 1,000 people located just north of Manhattan and Topeka, two of Kansas' largest cities. It's the birthplace of Billie Moore, a former women's basketball coach who is a member of the National Basketball Hall ...

Missing Westmoreland Co. Girl Found On Her Way To Kansas


GREENSBURG (KDKA) — Pittsburghers are being credited with solving the mystery of a missing teenager. Police say the Westmoreland County girl took off with a young man, but an alert viewer helped to stop her in her tracks. State police say 18-year-old ...

Kansas soldier from Westmoreland dies in Afghanistan


The Defense Department has announced that a soldier from northeast Kansas died after his patrol came under fire in Afghanistan. The soldier was identified Monday as 35-year-old Sgt. 1st Class Forrest W. Robertson, of Westmoreland. The Pentagon said ...

2 Men Accused Of Breaking Into Westmoreland County Sportsmen’s Club


UNITY TOWNSHIP (KDKA)- One man has been arrested and another is on the run after breaking into a sportsmen’s club in Westmoreland County. Police say 24-year-old Ryan Barger and 22-year-old Codi Barge…

55-year-old on bike dies after being struck by semi in Westmoreland County


WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Va. — State police have released the name of a man riding a bicycle who died after being struck by a tractor-trailer Wednesday evening in Westmoreland County. Sgt. Steve Vick, a…

At least 1 dead in Westmoreland County crash


A wreck involving a motorcycle and pick-up truck early Wednesday along Route 356 killed at least one person. A Westmoreland County dispatch supervisor said the … At least 1 dead in Westmoreland Coun…
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SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR WESTMORELAND

There are more opportunities than ever for those receiving benefits from Social Security Disability Insurance [Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)] and SSI [Supplemental Security Income (SSI)] to learn job skills and find permanent employment in WESTMORELAND KANSAS.

If you are looking for work, or are new to the workforce, familiarize yourself with the Americans with Disabilities Act [Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)] of 1990 , a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable people with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society.

A fundamental principle of the ADA is that people with disabilities who want to work and are qualified to do so should have equal employment opportunities.

This booklet answers questions you may have about your employment rights under the ADA.

How do I know if I am protected by the ADA?

To be protected, you must be a qualified individual with a disability. This means you must have a disability as defined by the ADA. Under the ADA, you have a disability if he has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity such as hearing, seeing, speaking, thinking, walking, breathing, or performing manual tasks. You must also be able to perform the job for which you want to be hired, or for which you have been hired, with or without reasonable accommodation.

What are my rights under the ADA?

The ADA protects you from discrimination in all employment practices, including: job application procedures, hiring, firing, training, pay, promotions, benefits and licenses. You are also right not to be harassed because of your disability and your employer can not fire or discipline you for asserting your rights under the ADA. More importantly, you have the right to request reasonable for the hiring process and employment functional adaptations.

What is a "reasonable accommodation"?

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job, work environment or how they usually do things that would allow you to apply for a job, work, or enjoy equal access to the benefits available to others in the workplace. There are many things that can help people with disabilities work successfully. Some of the most common types of accommodations are:

  • physical changes, such as installing a ramp or modifying the workspace or services;
  • sign language interpreters for the deaf or blind readers;
  • provide a quiet space or other changes to reduce noise distractions for someone with mental disabilities;
  • training and written materials in accessible formats such as Braille or audio cassette or computer discs;
  • TTY for deaf can use the telephone, and computer hardware and software to facilitate computer access for people with visual impairments or who have difficulty using their hands; and
  • licenses disability who needs treatment.

    What should I do if I think I need a reasonable accommodation?

    If you think you need a reasonable accommodation for the job application process or at work, you must apply. You may request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the job application, or any time before or after starting work. How do I request a reasonable accommodation? Just let your employer who needs an adjustment or change because of their disability. Needless to complete special forms or use technical language to do so. For example, if you use a wheelchair and it does not fit under your desk, you should talk to your supervisor. This is a request for a reasonable accommodation. A doctor´s note requesting disability leave or saying that you can work with certain restrictions is also a request for reasonable accommodation. What happens after making a request for a reasonable accommodation? Once you have made the request for reasonable accommodation, the employer must discuss the options available to you. If you have a disability that is not obvious, the employer may require documentation that demonstrates and explains why you need a reasonable accommodation. You and your employer must work together to determine an appropriate accommodation.

    For more information on labor support, contact the Social Security Administration [Social Security Administration] to:

    1-800-772-1213 (voice)

    1-800-325-0778 (TTY) www.ssa.gov/work [2]



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    The importance of local education funding in WESTMORELAND KANSAS

    Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

    In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

    See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

    This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

    President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

    Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 


    "The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 

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  • The Guardian and a warning to WESTMORELAND KANSAS: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

    Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

    It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

    They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

    It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

    My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

    What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

    The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

    A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

    It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

    The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

    In http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/jehovahs-witnesses-silencing-techniques-child-abuse [27]








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