August 15 2019 7 AM KRPS Newscast

1) Advocates hope to convince lawmakers that the age for buying tobacco in Kansas should rise to 21. Celia Llopis-Jepsen of the Kansas News Service has more on the push by the American Lung Association, local health officials and others.

2) Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has offered state assistance to officials at the western Kansas meatpacking plant damaged by a weekend fire.

3) The A-C-L-U and the MacArthur Justice Center of Missouri are asking a judge to grant emergency relief to prison inmates infected with hepatitis C.

Published by KRPS News

89.9 KRPS Morning Edition Host and Producer Fred Fletcher-Fierro

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