Good morning, thanks for joining me for KRPS news headlines for Wednesday, July 22nd. 

Sunny and hot once again throughout Southeast Kansas today, a high near 90. Mostly clear and calm tonight, no storms in the forecast, a low of 72. More of the same as we end the week and into the weekend, clear, dry and warm, highs Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the lower ‘90s. 

Republican U.S. Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas is backing Congressman Roger Marshall’s bid to succeed him. 

Kansas superintendents say Governor Laura Kelly’s request to delay the school year by three weeks will help them obtain the equipment needed to reopen safely. 

Missouri Governor Mike Parson is defending himself against comments during an appearance last Friday on the Marc Cox Show, which broadcasts in St. Louis. Parson was replying to a question from Cox about his assessment of whether politicians in Missouri are overreacting to COVID-19. 

The mask discussion continued at the Joplin City Council meeting on Monday night. The city’s residents remain divided over the mask ordinance that went into effect on Saturday, July 11th. During the meeting, 3 Joplin residents spoke in favor of the law while 4 spoke in opposition. 

Sedgwick County’s health officer plans to issue a new public health order in response to a surge of coronavirus infections.

Now on to our feature of the day, 

Fear of losing a U.S. Senate seat in Kansas has some Republicans working to derail former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s campaign in the final weeks before the August 4th primary. 

The Kansas News Service is a collaboration of KCUR, KMUW, Kansas Public Radio and High Plains Public Radio. It reports on health, the many factors that influence it and their connection to public policy.

Check back tomorrow for more news headlines from the Four States on KRPS.

Published by KRPS News

89.9 KRPS Morning Edition Host and Producer Fred Fletcher-Fierro

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