Up First In The Four States for Friday 10/22/2021

Good Friday 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 again today throughout the Four States, highs in the lower ‘70s. A change tonight, with mostly cloudy conditions, and a good chance of storms, lows in the mid ‘50s. A good chance of showers and thunderstorms will remain in the area over the weekend. Also breezy on Sunday with winds up to 31 miles per hour. Highs Saturday and Sunday in the upper ‘70s.

The Kansas Supreme Court will decide next week whether to discipline a judge for sending sexually suggestive photos on a website and discussing having a sexual encounter in his judicial chamber.

A new agreement between Missouri State University in Springfield and the Smithsonian in Washington DC will help feature the Ozarks at the 2023 Folklore Festival.

Inmate banking service JPay has been fined $6 million for improperly charging customers.

While there is a chance of rain in the area this weekend, there is no shortage of events taking place across the Four States.

A new study from the University of Kansas shows a way to help Spanish-speaking students learn English.

And now for our feature of the day,

The housing market across the country has been red hot for much of the pandemic. With few homes available and plenty of buyers, some service members and veterans have struggled to use V-A loans, which don’t require a traditional down payment. As Chris Haxel reports for the American Homefront Project, some V-A backed buyers are having a hard time competing for houses.

You can hear that story again, or learn more about the American Homefront Project at AmericanHomefront.wunc.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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