KRPS News Headlines For 06/25/20

Good morning, thanks for joining me for KRPS news headlines for Thursday June 25th. We’re going to have mostly sunny skies throughout the area today, a high of 90. Mainly clear skies, with light winds tonight, a low around 70.

Two Republicans running for Kansas’ open U.S. Senate seat criticized frontrunner and current Congressman Roger Marshall Wednesday night for refusing to release details about a 2008 reckless driving conviction. Jim McLean of the Kansas News Service has more from the debate.

As COVID-19 cases continued to increase daily, the new deputy health officer for Crawford County Dr. Linda Bean provided an update at Tuesdays Crawford County Commissioners meeting.

In a meeting that lasted nearly 4 hours on Wednesday night, the Joplin City voted 5 to 4 not to mandate face coverings when visiting business in the city and other public places.

Additional food assistance during the pandemic has only reached 60-percent of low-income Missouri children. As St. Louis Public Radio’s Ryan Delaney reports, running the new program was hampered by bureaucracy.

Kansas food stamp recipients will soon be able to use that money to buy food online. Nomin Ujiyediin of the Kansas News Service reports a start date for the program will be announced soon.

Today is Dr. Alan Marble’s final day on the job as President of Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. He won’t officially retire until next Tuesday, June 30, but he’s going to take a few extra days off ahead of calling it quits to a successful career in higher education.

Kansans appear both eager to vote in coming high-stakes elections, and anxious about going to their polling places during a pandemic. Jim McLean of the Kansas News Service reports about how casting ballots could feel different this year.

That’s it for today, join us tomorrow morning to stay informed with news in the Four States. Thanks

Published by KRPS News

89.9 KRPS Morning Edition Host and Producer Fred Fletcher-Fierro

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