‘The Rundown’ News Headlines from KRPS for 07.16.20

Good morning, thanks for joining me for KRPS news headlines for Thursday, July 16th.

Governor Laura Kelly says the guidelines for reopening Kansas schools need to be requirements, not recommendations. 

A federal judge has halted the execution of a Kansas man convicted of the rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl in 1998. 

Missouri Governor Mike Parson on Wednesday called for a special legislative session to begin on Monday, July 27th to focus on violent crime. 

Today, the city of Joplin is having the first of several days of mask distribution for residents to help slow the spread of COVID-19.  Joplin will start distributing 50,000 masks for two-hours beginning this morning at 7. The city will also have two-hour windows for mask distribution today at 11 am and at 4 this afternoon. 

And now for our feature of the day, from the top level of college sports to small schools, football is not only the lifeblood of athletic programs, but in many cases communities, too. Now, colleges must make a decision on whether to go forward with fall sports … while the number of athletes increasingly test positive for coronavirus. 

KRPS’S  Kansas News Service reports on health, the many factors that influence it and their connection to public policy. Find more at KSNewsService.org

Thanks for joining me for The Rundown powered by the Kansas and Missouri News Service. Check back tomorrow for more news headlines from the Four States on KRPS.

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