News to Know (1/7/21)

The news you need to know before you head out the door

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Lawmakers officially confirm President-Elect Joe Biden as the next President of the United States in the early morning hours. Congress voted down objections raised by President Trump’s GOP allies over the Arizona and Pennsylvania votes. Washington remains under a curfew after a mob of rioters supporting President Trump violently stormed the U.S. capitol building – disrupting the congressional electoral count.

TOPEKA, Kan. – About 200 people rallied at the Kansas statehouse yesterday to show their support for President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory.
They chanted “stop the steal,” “four more years” and “no more masks”.

PARSONS, Kan. – Labette and Cherokee county, Kansas receive coronavirus vaccines after vaccines are held up in Crawford County. Last week, we brought you a story about 100 doses of Moderna vaccine that were held up in Crawford County that were supposed to go to the counties. Both counties now have vaccines and the Labette County Sheriff’s Office has started vaccinating staff. So far, 16 people there have been vaccinated – including the sheriff and multiple jailers. Good news for the office, since the jail has had 41 confirmed cases since the beginning of December.

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Joplin School Board voted yesterday to extend a policy offering paid sick leave for workers who test positive for covid-19. A federal policy giving workers 10 days of sick leave expired on December 31st. The school board is extending it until June 30th.