Up First In The Four States For Tuesday 10/05/2021

Good Tuesday Morning, thanks for joining me for Up First in the Four States, from KRPS. I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro. Let’s first take a look at local weather,

Sunny and nice today throughout Southeast Kansas, partly cloudy and calm tonight, highs today in the upper ‘70s, lows tonight in the upper ‘50s. Partly sunny tomorrow, with a slim chance of afternoon thunderstorms, highs Wednesday in the mid ‘70s. Clear skies and warmer Thursday and Friday. Highs Thursday near 80, warming into the upper ‘80s Friday.

Gov. Laura Kelly signed an executive order Monday creating an office that will provide more oversight of the child welfare system. As Blaise Mesa of the Kansas News Service reports, the Division of the Child Advocate will compile and review complaints, monitor foster care agencies and help families in the child welfare system.

Missouri Governor Mike Parson says the state plans to carry out today’s execution of a man convicted of murdering three people during a robbery in 1994. KCUR’s Nomin Ujiyediin has more.

The number of new COVID cases in Kansas has dropped for the fourth week in a row. Celia Llopis-Jepsen of the Kansas News Service reports.

Natural gas prices right now are double what they’ve been for the past several years. Brian Grimmett of the Kansas News Service reports on how that will impact your wallet.

Missouri lawmakers may consider legislation next year that could penalize an organization like Planned Parenthood. St. Louis Public Radio’s Jason Rosenbaum has more from Sen. Bill White’s appearance on Politically Speaking.

An agreement between the state and a coalition of advocacy groups announced recently requires Kansas to do more to help people register to vote. . Jim McLean of the Kansas News Service has more.

And now our feature of the day,

If you want to talk to me directly I’m on Twitter @morningsonkrps.

Thanks for joining me for the up first in the Four States podcast. I’ll talk to you tomorrow.

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