Good morning, thanks for joining me for KRPS news headlines for Friday, July 24nd. 

Mostly sunny once again today throughout the Four States today, still a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms after 11 this morning, a high of 92. Mainly clear tonight, that 20 percent chance of storms lingers before 8 tonight, a low of 73.  

The University of Kansas already has plans to help control the coronavirus on campus, like testing all students and staff. 

It’s been just over a week since Republican Kansas Congressman Steve Watkins was charged with felonies related to voter registration, and it’s shifting the dynamics of his re-election race. 

The Cornell Arts and Entertainment Complex is scheduled to break ground in early 2021, according to Connect 2 Culture. The 46,000 square foot structure is being built in what is now the parking lot of Joplin’s Memorial Hall. But what is the future of Memorial Hall? Joplin has commissioned a survey to help figure out the future of the hall that was built in 1924. 

Wichita’s Board of Education voted to push back the start of school until after Labor Day. 

Governor Laura Kelly says two officers in the Kansas Highway Patrol are no longer with the agency and an investigation of the state’s top trooper has found no violations.

St. Louis University and Washington University plan to test several coronavirus vaccines in humans.

And now our feature of the day,  Kansas voters can already cast an early ballot in the upcoming August 4th election. One race to look out for is the Republican third district primary, where five candidates are vying for the chance to unseat Democratic Congresswoman Sharice Davids. For the Kansas News Service, Aviva Okeson-Haberman has more on how candidates are getting out their message in the final weeks of the campaign. 

Also, don’t forget to subscribe to The Rundown from K R P S, available in Google Podcast and the Apple iTunes store. 

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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