Good morning, thanks for joining me for KRPS news headlines for Monday, July 20th.
Partly cloudy skies throughout Southeast Kansas today, also a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms before noon today, a high of 91. Chance of storms increases to 40 percent tonight, with partly cloudy skies, a low of 72.
Kansas is one of 18 states that the federal government is calling a “red zone” because of increasing COVID-19 cases.
The Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program is set to expire July 25th. This will affect the 95 thousand Kansans who currently receive an additional $600 dollars on top of their normal weekly unemployment benefit.
Congressman John Lewis died Friday, of pancreatic cancer. His legacy will live on for many throughout Southwest Missouri. Lewis was first elected to Congress in 1987 in Georgia’s 5th congressional district, where he was re-elected for 17-terms. He was from the small town of Troy, Alabama, to parents of sharecroppers. He would go on to help lead the March on Washington in 1963. Kathryn Wilson, Minister of Mission and Outreach at South Joplin Christian Church on what Lewis meant to her growing up in the Civil Rights era.
Another college sports conference suspended fall sports, which will affect the University of Kansas football opener.
On Friday afternoon, as many as 200 people turned up for a rally in front of Joplin city hall protesting the city’s face covering ordinance.
The weather pattern throughout the Four State is going to remain a mix of partly cloudy skies and a chance of thunderstorms to start the week. Counties throughout the Four States are expecting abnormally dry conditions according to the latest National Drought Monitor report that was released last week.
Check back tomorrow for more news headlines from the Four States on KRPS.