‘The Rundown’ News Headlines From KRPS for 07.13.20

A New Jersey hedge fund will likely become the new owner of the McClatchy Company, the parent company of The Kansas City Star and Wichita Eagle.

 K-State anticipates it will lose 37 million dollars this fiscal year, and announced cuts Friday.

The chances of surviving a stroke vary enormously depending on whether a patient lives in a rural area or a large city … according to new research from Washington University in St. Louis. 

Kansas has recorded more than 18,600 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began. That number will likely climb much closer to 20,000 cases later today.

Kansas State University announced more furloughs Friday. In addition to the 430 staffers who received notice earlier this year, another 1,438 will have to go without pay for a while. In a virtual town hall for K-State employees, administrators estimated the college will lose $37 million in the 2021 fiscal year.  

Last week Joplin’s city council voted in favor of a face-covering ordinance that went into effect on Saturday at 6 AM.  Appearing on Good Morning Four States on Friday, Joplin Mayor Ryan Stanley wanted to remind residents and visitors to the city that the ordinance that went into effect on Saturday is particular to businesses that accept the public patrons.

Published by KRPS News

89.9 KRPS Morning Edition Host and Producer Fred Fletcher-Fierro

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