News to Know 4/20/21

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Every American over the age of 16 is now eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The C-D-C says 132-million people have received at least one vaccine dose. 85-million are now considered fully vaccinated.

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Joplin City Council last night voted to move to phase three of its covid-19 response and recovery plan. Moving to phase three means the city is lifting restrictions on indoor gatherings. The city already lifted mask mandates and some restrictions on outdoor gathering. Private businesses might still enforce mask rules, and social distancing, but those are not required by the city.

OTTAWA COUNTY, Okla. – Two former Quapaw Nation tribal leaders are indicted for embezzlement, conspiracy and several other charges. Former Chairman John Berrey and former Secretary Treasurer Tamara Smiley-Reeves, who are now facing a total of 18 indictments. The alleged offenses occurred between April 2014 and July of 2020.

TOPEKA, Kan. – Former Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer formally launches his campaign to reclaim the office in 2022. In his new bid for governor, Colyer is portraying himself as the true conservative in the Republican primary. Colyer narrowly lost the GOP primary in 2018 as Governor to then-Secretary of State Kris Kobach before Kobach lost to Democrat Laura Kelly. Colyer’s launch in Topeka featured U.S. Senator Roger Marshall who endorsed Colyer. The ex-governor endorsed Marshall last year.

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