Shaun Hittle Staff Writer

Shaun Hittle is a staff writer with the Lawrence Journal-World

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Assistance dogs trained in Kansas provide gift of independence
09:50 p.m., January 23, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Washington, population 1,100, is one of the small Kansas towns not far from the Nebraska border along Kansas Highway 36, in the north-central part of the state.
Chances of escapees remaining free are slim, past history shows
November 17, 2011
The odds of remaining free for long are against two Kansas inmates who escaped from the Lansing Correctional Facility Tuesday evening.
Tonganoxie nonprofit agrees not to use term ‘Purple Heart’ and will pay official organization $5,000
September 9, 2011
The Tonganoxie-based nonprofit Purple Heart Veterans Foundation can no longer use the term “Purple Heart,” according to a Consent Decree and Order filed in federal court Thursday.
New DUI law tougher, but loopholes still exist
Central database, tougher penalties can’t keep all drunken drivers off streets
12:00 a.m., August 15, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Is it possible someone in Kansas has 100 DUIs and is still driving around? Unlikely, but it’s possible, he said.
Concerns raised about overhead costs of Tonganoxie-based nonprofit Purple Heart Veterans Foundation
August 7, 2011
Is Andrew Gruber operating a well-orchestrated, multistate scheme for his and his family’s benefit? Or is his work a well-meaning — but inefficient — attempt to help others?

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