KOAM Morning News to Know 12-10
REDFIELD FINANCIAL DISPUTE
REDFIELD, Kan. – Some citizens in Redfield, Kansas consider moving after the city passes an ordinance many find unaffordable. Redfield is home to fewer than 150 people, but the quiet town is hearing complaints from residents after mayor Clarence Guss says sewer rates need to go up to keep the town’s sewer system afloat. Rates would go from 18 dollars per household to 30 dollars plus an additional $7.50 per person. The ordinance is set to take effect January 1, 2019.
REMEMBERING JACK OVERMAN
PITTSBURG, Kan. – PSU’s number one fan, Jack Overman, passed away Saturday at the age of 100. The university Facebook page says quote “Our thoughts are with his family at this time.” Overman was a yell leader at the university then joined the Kansas State Teachers College. He went on to serve as the director of the student center which was rededicated in his name in 1985.
CHIEF OF STAFF SEARCH
WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump is still looking for a new chief of staff. On Saturday, the president announced that John Kelly was stepping down. President trump’s top choice for the job appeared to be Nick Ayers, Vice President Pence’s chief of staff. However, Ayers was reportedly unwilling to make a two-year commitment. On Sunday, he announced he will also leave the administration at the end of the year.
YELLOW VEST RIOTS
PARIS, France – French President Emmanuel Macron will address his country today after the latest anti-government demonstrations in Paris. The so-called ‘yellow vest’ movement began a month ago as a protest against rising fuel taxes. This past weekend, it turned into a riot. Cars were burned, stores looted and more than a thousand people arrested.
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