‘The Rundown’ News Headlines from KRPS for 08.18.20

Happy Tuesday,  and thanks for joining me for The Rundown, news headlines from K R P S 

Kansas Democratic Governor Laura Kelly has imposed a temporary moratorium on evictions and foreclosures.

With a spike in unemployment filings has come an increase in fraud. That has the Kansas Department of Labor warning people about identity theft.

The city of Joplin held its weekly COVID-19 press briefing on Monday as the city has seen an increase in the number of cases for the second week in a row. Also, after a five-hour meeting on Monday night, the Joplin mask order was rescinded on a vote of 5 to 4. The city council also voted 8 to 1, to skip stage 3 of the city recovery plan and into stage 4, which will allow mass gathering of up to 250 people. 

Kansas researchers want to take carbon emissions and pump them underground.

Kansas Democratic Governor Laura Kelly has issued an order prohibiting landlords and lenders from evicting people who’ve fallen behind on rent or mortgage payments because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A Cole County judge changed the ballot summary for a constitutional amendment repealing and replacing a state legislative redistricting system known as Clean Missouri.

And now for our feature of the day, 

The sound of a booming marching band is the soundtrack that ushers in any new school year. It’s the sound of fall, and of high school football. But as Brian Grimmett of the Kansas News Service reports, the coronavirus has thrown all of that into limbo.

The Kansas News Service reports on health, the many factors that influence it and their connection to public policy. Find more at ksnewsservice.org

That’s it for The Rundown, news headlines from K R P S, be sure to subscribe to The Rundown in the Apple iTunes Store or Google podcasts. Talk to you tomorrow

Published by KRPS News

89.9 KRPS Morning Edition Host and Producer Fred Fletcher-Fierro

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