Up First In The Four States for Wednesday 10/27/2021

Good Wednesday 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,

Showers and thunderstorms expected today and tonight throughout the Four States. Also winds of up to 26 miles per hour, high today in the mid ‘60s, lows tonight around 50. Cloudy tomorrow with scattered showers tomorrow, and very windy. Mostly sunny skies return by the end of the week but it will be cooler. Highs Thursday and Friday in the mid and upper ‘50s.

Johnson County parents took their fight over school masks to the Kansas Supreme Court Tuesday, and the lawsuit could have wide implications.

On Tuesday, the Better Business Bureau of St. Louis issued a scathing report about well-known Vehicle Service Companies headquartered in Missouri.

The Missouri Highway Patrol wants you to have a safe and fun Halloween weekend by taking some tips to heart.

The Missouri Bi-Centennial Quilt is making a stop in Southwest Missouri, but you better hurry if you want to see it.

Retailers are expecting a better holiday season than last year, but the pandemic is straining its supply chain and workforce.

Missouri Governor Mike Parson has released a statement following the Missouri School Boards Association’s decision to leave the National School Boards Association.

Now for our feature of the day,

Across Kansas, early voting is underway for hundreds of seats on local school boards. And it’s happening as school board meetings have become the center of protests around critical race theory and other issues. Kansas News Service education reporter Suzanne Perez spoke with editor Stephen Koranda about these newly polarized and partisan elections.

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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