Good morning, thanks for joining me for KRPS news headlines for Wednesday, July 29th. 

Mainly cloudy skies and a 60 percent chance of showers after 9 this morning throughout the Four States today, a high of 82. Another night of mostly cloudy skies tonight, also a 50 percent chance of showers and storms, a low of 71. 

The governing body of high school sports in Kansas decided against delaying fall sports and activities Tuesday.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Kansas election officials have mailed out more than 300,000 mail-in ballots. That’s more than six times as many in 2016. The ballots must be postmarked by August 4. 

On Tuesday, the Missouri Senate held the first hearing of the special legislative session on violent crime. 

Kansas voting advocates say a new court ruling will help voters fix problems with their ballots so they are ultimately counted. 

Missouri lawmakers are back in Jefferson City for a special session on violent crime. 

The University of Missouri System Curators held a meeting via Zoom Tuesday afternoon to discuss possible changes to the System.       

Today, we have two features for you, primaries in Missouri and Kansas take place next week on Tuesday, August 4th. Today we’ll meet one of the Republican candidates in Missouri 7th Congressional District,  Steve Chinek. 

And now over to Kansas, this spring, Lansing Correctional Facility in northeast Kansas was home to one of the largest coronavirus outbreaks in the U-S. In June, the Kansas Department of Corrections announced it had successfully contained the outbreak. Now, as cases are at their highest levels in the state, and the prison system is preparing for a rise in cases behind bars, inmates say virus precautions are still lacking. Nomin Ujiyediin of the Kansas News Service reports. 

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

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 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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