News to Know (10/22/20)

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

TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas Governor Laura Kelly plans to host bipartisan talks with state legislators about a statewide mask mandate. The move comes as Kansas reports as many as 700 new cases a day. In yesterday’s briefing Governor Kelly said she is not making a mask mandate at this time, but hopes leaders can come to a consensus on a statewide plan.

NEVADA, Mo. – Cottey College and the Nevada Regional Medical Center partnered before the start of the school year to help ensure a safe and successful start. Now they say that partnership has led to low Covid-19 numbers. For one hour every weekday, physicians are on campus to provide medical help, and answer questions. As of tuesday Cottey College had no active cases of Covid-19 among students or staff.

CASSVILLE, Mo. – It’s taken a while — but medical marijuana dispensaries in Missouri are starting to open. In our area, the Cassville dispensary has been opened since late September. But it’s been selling CBD and hemp products, because it hsn’t been able to get any cannabis on the shelves yet. They should get their first shipment of marijuana flower on tuesday.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Ahead of tonight’s Nashville debate between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, the president returned to North Carolina for a Wednesday night rally. Biden stayed in Delaware to prepare for the second and final matchup between the candidates, while former President Barack Obama campaigned for his former vice president in philadelphia.

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