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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"Kansas AG Worries DNA Backlog Hurting Crime Efforts"

The A.P. story is in the New York Times.  The lead:

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas' attorney general said Tuesday that a state lab has a backlog of more than 38,000 DNA samples and suggested budget problems could keep some crimes unsolved longer.

Attorney General Steve Six said the Kansas Bureau of Investigation lab handling DNA testing doesn't have enough money to keep up with samples submitted by law enforcement agencies. State funding for the lab is 4.8 percent lower than two years ago, and the KBI's share of state dollars has dropped nearly 13 percent.

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