‘The Rundown’ News Headlines from KRPS for 09.01.20

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

Oil production in Kansas has been slashed in half after the coronavirus hurt the demand for energy.

The number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 continues to rise at Kansas universities.

More than four months after Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt sued the Chinese government, alleging it caused the COVID-19 pandemic, the lawsuit remains stalled in federal court.

There’ll be no fans in the stands to start the football season at the University of Kansas.

The U-S-D-A has extended a program that lets all kids get free meals from their school if they’re learning remotely.

The number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase in Joplin and the rise is happening in concert with more activities and society returning to normal.

And now for our feature of the day, 

Economists are warning that a lapse in pandemic relief programs could mean 10s of millions of Americans won’t be able to make the rent. And that could trigger the worst housing crisis in the nation’s history. One that Jim McLean of the Kansas News Service explains could put more than 300,000 Kansans at risk of losing their homes.

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

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