‘The Rundown’ News Headlines from KRPS for 06\29\20

Good morning, thanks for joining me for KRPS news headlines for Monday, June 29th. 
We’re going to have mostly cloudy skies throughout the Four States, just a 20 percent chance of showers before 11 this morning, a high of 88. The overcast conditions will stick around tonight, a low of 76. Partly cloudy tomorrow and breezy with winds gusting to as high as 28 miles per hour, a high Tuesday of 93.

Athletes at Kansas State University want their school to take action against a student who sent out a racist tweet. Stephan Bisaha of the Kansas News Service reports.

Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas has announced … starting this today… face masks will be required in many public places.

As Missouri nears its 1,000th COVID-19 related death cases continue to be on the rise in Southwest Missouri. For the second week in the row the Joplin area which includes counties in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas has been named by the Dartmouth Atlas Project to have the highest Case Growth Rate in the county.

The Jackson County, Missouri, Legislature will discuss today whether the statues of Andrew Jackson should be removed from downtown Kansas City and in front of the courthouse in Independence, Missouri.

Spirit AeroSystems is now part of the team developing the Virgin Hyperloop, a new high-speed transportation system.

The state of Kansas will lend itself $900 million to manage cash flow as it looks to balance its budget. But the move Friday was contentious.

Tomorrow, Joplin’s Connect 2 Culture will be revealing updated plans for the Cornell Complex.

Now on to our feature of the day, Missouri’s first medical marijuana sales were expected to begin this spring, but now that’s looking like it won’t happen until late summer or early fall. St. Louis Public Radio’s statehouse reporter Jaclyn Driscoll checked in on the progress of the program and patients eager to have access to their medicine.

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