Good morning, thanks for joining me for KRPS news headlines for Wednedsay, August 5th. 

Mostly sunny once again today throughout Southeast Kansas, a high of 81. Mostly clear tonight also, with light winds, a low of 63. Partly to mostly sunny skies on Thursday and Friday, also between a 20 to 40 percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms, highs from the mid-’80s into the ‘90s.  

Roger Marshall is the Republican nominee for Kansas’ open U.S. Senate seat. As Jim McLean of the Kansas News Service reports, the two-term congressman from western Kansas will face Democrat Barbara Bollier (BOWL-yay) in the November general election.

Kansas Congressman Steve Watkins has lost his seat in Washington. State Treasurer Jake LaTurner won with a 15 point margin in Tuesday’s Republican primary. 

Missouri is now the 38th state to expand Medicaid after voters narrowly approved the constitutional amendment Tuesday. 

The scene is set for November’s general election contest for the 1st District Congressional in Kansas. Corinne Boyer of the Kansas News Service has more. 

Topeka Mayor Michelle De La Isla easily beat James Windholz from Lawrence to secure the Democratic nomination for the 2nd congressional district in eastern Kansas. 

The next time that the Joplin city council meets on Monday, August 17th, they may not accomplish much else than debate the mask ordinance. 
At Monday night’s Joplin city council meeting, the One Joplin Neighborhood Council gave a presentation on what the group is doing to make the city more livable. 

Published by KRPS News

89.9 KRPS Morning Edition Host and Producer Fred Fletcher-Fierro

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