Up First In The Four States For Tuesday 10/12/2021

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,

Increasingly cloudy skies and mild today throughout Southeast Kansas, also a slim chance of afternoon thunderstorms, highs today in the upper ‘70s. Mostly cloudy tonight, also a good chance of rain and thunderstorms overnight, lows in the mid ‘60s. Rain and thunderstorms in the forecast for tomorrow, and a continued good chance of storms for Thursday. Highs tomorrow in the upper ‘70s, dropping into the lower ‘70s on Thursday.

A group of Kansas Republican legislators is asking state regulators to hold off on approving any natural gas company payment plans related to last February’s winter storm.

Monday’s storms included two tornadoes that left residents of Southwest Missouri cleaning up broken tree limbs and scattered debris.

Kansas hospitals will split $50 million meant to retain and attract frontline hospital workers as the pandemic drags on.

Recently, the Joplin Globe announced that the newspaper would change the delivery method to home subscribers. Tuesday, November 2nd is the first day that the Joplin Globe will be delivered by the United States Postal Service.

More than a year and a half into the pandemic, some Kansas businesses are sticking with their decisions to let employees work from home.

And now our feature of the day,

Large wind farms have been cranking out electricity in Kansas for 20 years. In part two of a series on the state’s wind industry,

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

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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