A world-class Paralympic skier
The Winter Paralympics are beginning in Beijing, where Topeka native Dan Cnossen will compete as one of the world's best Paralympian cross-country skiers. Plus, Missouri food stamp applicants are suing over the state over a "dysfunctional" system that's shutting them out of benefits.
When you think of cross-country skiing, Topeka may not immediately come to mind — even though it’s flat, it doesn’t have quite enough snow. But Topeka has given the world one of its best athletes in Paralympic cross-country skiing: Dan Cnossen, a former Navy SEAL who found the sport after losing both his legs to a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.
The Missouri Department of Social Services has drawn scrutiny over the years for long waits on its many phone lines for state services. Now, KBIA’s Sebastián Martínez Valdivia reports the department is facing a lawsuit alleging those delays are keeping eligible people from getting food benefits.
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