Up First In The Four States for Friday 10/29/2021

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,

Cloudy skies to start our Friday throughout the Four States, clearing to sunshine as the day progresses, also breezy with winds up to 37 miles per hour, highs today in the upper ‘50s. Mostly clear tonight, with areas of frost, lows in the mid ‘30s. Sunny and nice over the weekend, highs tomorrow in the mid ‘60s, highs Sunday near 60.

This morning, in an email to employees, officials with Pittsburg State said the university would not mandate COVID-19 vaccines.

A panel created by Governor Laura Kelly says the state needs to help agencies and local governments tighten cybersecurity.

Missouri Governor Republican Mike Parson on Thursday issued an Executive Order in an attempt to resist Federal vaccine mandates.

Kansas lawmakers looking for ways to block federal COVID-19 mandates will hold their first meeting today at the Statehouse.

Mercy Hospital on Thursday announced that the hospital chain’s workforce of more than 40,000 was fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

On Tuesday, voters in the southwest Missouri city of Nixa will have the option to recall their mayor.

A federal judge has approved a $1.75 million settlement to resolve claims by servers at Jose Pepper’s that they were denied minimum wage and overtime, and were required to work before clocking in.

Lawmakers are telling the state’s prison system to take immediate action to address the staffing shortages before more people leave.

Now a quick look at local sports,

Pittsburg State football in action tomorrow afternoon, looking to extend their 2 game winnings streak. The Gorillas are currently in 3rd place tied with Washburn in the M I Double A standings. Kickoff tomorrow against Central Oklahoma at Carnie Smith Stadium at 1 pm.

Missouri Southern is looking to rebound off their loss last week to Emporia State. The Hall of Game tomorrow in Joplin, as the Lions will host the Griffons of Missouri Western. Kick off at Fred G. Hughes stadium tomorrow at 2 pm.

Now for our feature of the day,

While the election will be held next Tuesday, November 2 to understand the possible scope of Joplin’s Proposition Action you need to travel back to July of last year.

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 next week.

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