‘The Rundown’ News Headlines from KRPS for 07.17.20

Good morning, thanks for joining me for KRPS news headlines for Friday, July 17th. 

Another partly cloudy and hot day throughout the Four States today, also a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms before 11 this morning, a high of 96. Mostly clear and calm tonight, not much of a cool down through, a low of 77. 

Kansas Congressman Ron Estes of Wichita publicly said Thursday that he does not back fellow U-S House member Steve Watkins. 

The head of Republican Roger Marshall’s campaign for the U.S. Senate says Democrats are spending millions to help Marshall’s chief rival – former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. 

Missouri Governor Mike Parson on Thursday announced $15 million in federal coronavirus relief funding will go towards the state’s tourism industry. 

Robert R. Courtney, the former Kansas City pharmacist whose dilution of cancer medicationsled to the premature deaths of hundreds and possibly thousands of patients, will not be released from prison early, according to Senator Josh Hawley. 

Kansas State University is in the early stages of research on a possible COVID-19 vaccine … that could be sprayed up your nose. 

The City of Joplin says there are still spots available for two community COVID-19 testing sites this weekend and early next week in southwest Missouri. 

Amid the pandemic, Joplin’s City Manager has set out on a listening tour of the city.  Nick Edwards started the job in mid-March just as businesses and much of city government was closing because of the pandemic. 

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

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