‘The Rundown’ News Headlines from KRPS for 06.30.20

Good morning, thanks for joining me for KRPS news headlines for Tuesday, June 30th.

We’re going to have partly sunny, breezy and hot today throughout the Four States today, winds gusting to as high as 25 miles per hour, a high today of 94. Partly cloudy skies also tonight, still windy, a low of 76.

Kansas Democratic Governor Laura Kelly has hired one of the world’s largest business and technology consulting firms to help fix the state’s aging unemployment system. Jim McLean of the Kansas News Service more.

A main thoroughfare in downtown Lawrence is being blocked by a protest. As Stephen Koranda of the Kansas News Service reports, police tried to clear the street Monday but had little effect.

On the heels of the Joplin City Council voting down a face-covering ordinance last week the city for the second week in a row was named by the Dartmouth Atlas Project to have the highest case growth rate in the country, with the number of COVID-19 cases doubling every seven days.

To slow a surge in coronavirus cases in Kansas, Governor Laura Kelly says it’ll be mandatory to wear a mask in public spaces. As Jim McLean of the Kansas News Service reports, Kelly will issue the executive order later this week … and it will take effect Friday.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Monday striking down a Louisiana abortion restriction means similar provisions in Missouri and Kansas are no longer enforceable. From KCUR Dan Margolies reports.

Pediatric infectious disease experts at Children’s Mercy Hospital say schools in Kansas and Missouri should reopen in the fall because the risk of keeping students out of school outweighs the coronavirus risk.

And now on to our feature of the day, MSSU’s President Alan Marble retires today

That’s all for Tuesday news headlines from KRPS powered by the Kansas and Missouri news services. Talk to you tomorrow. Thanks for listening

Published by KRPS News

89.9 KRPS Morning Edition Host and Producer Fred Fletcher-Fierro

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