Briefly noted: Democrats challenge Orman’s eligibility for ballot; Local woman honored by Brain Injury Association of America

Democrats file challenge to Orman’s eligibility for fall gubernatorial ballot. A lawyer working on behalf of Kansas Democrats on Monday filed a protest with the Kansas Secretary of State’s office saying that more than 6,000 of the 10,000 signatures Fairway resident Greg Orman’s campaign collected to secure a spot on the fall gubernatorial ballot should be rejected. “After careful review of the petition submitted by Greg Orman to appear as an independent candidate for Kansas governor, a pattern of errors, deficiencies and potential illegal use of notaries raise serious doubts as to whether his name can appear on the general election ballot,” attorney Pedro Irigonegaray wrote. [Kansas Democrats challenge Orman’s ballot bid — Topeka Capital-Journal]

Local woman honored with national award from Brain Injury Association of America. Northeast Johnson County resident Janet Williams has been named recipient of the Brain Injury Association of America’s Sheldon Berrol M.D. Clinical Service Award, which recognizes a practitioner who has “made outstanding contributions to improving the quality of care, professional training, and/or education in the field of brain injury.” Williams is the president and CEO of communityworks inc. and Minds Matter LLC, and is an advocate for independent living among those who have suffered brain injuries.