Up First In The Four States For Monday 10/11/2021

Good Monday 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,

Cloudy skies through mid-morning with a continued chance of rain, also winds up to 50 miles per hour, highs today in the lower’70s. Clear skies tonight, calmer and cool, lows near 50. Sunny tomorrow, a chance of afternoon thunderstorms, highs Tuesday in the upper ‘70s. Partly cloudy and another chance of storms mid-week, highs Wednesday in the mid ‘70s.

Mark Holland, former mayor of Kansas City, Kansas, has launched his campaign for the U.S. Senate, taking on Republican Senator Jerry Moran.

There are reports of tornado damage in southwest Missouri after tornado warnings were issued by the National Weather Service.

Kansas lawmakers are under pressure to expand changes they made in state liquor laws during the COVID-19 pandemic. Several big grocery chains want to sell beer in home deliveries.

Water samples from the city of Wichita have been sent to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for testing.

A local water district is claiming in a federal lawsuit that City Utilities of Springfield is providing services to areas in southwest Springfield that don’t fall under CU’s territory.

Kansas continues to lag the nation overall when it comes to vaccinating people against COVID-19.

And now our feature of the day,

Twenty years ago, wind farms were just a novelty. Today, wind turbines define the modern Kansas landscape nearly as much as cattle and wheat. In the first of a two-part series, Brian Grimmett of the Kansas News Service explores what we can learn from a small southwest Kansas community transformed by wind power.

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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