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July 7, 2020


LOCAL

Lamar Public Library

Lamar Public Library Director Sue Luthrop gives residents information on the public library and how they keep library goers safe during the pandemic. “Well right now, we’re only allowed to have 10 people in the library. However, if you make a reservation or if you walk you usually can get into the library; people come in, they get their books and there’s room for more. We are spending about 15 minutes of every hour cleaning and disinfecting. We make sure that it is as safe as possible. Not only are we doing that, but we have an online summer reading program, that has things for everyone from infants to adults. So we’re hoping to keep people entertained this summer” said Lothrop. Sue goes on to refer residents to the Lamar Public Library website. On the website, books can be reserved, checked-out, and databases for research are readily available to those with a library card.


STATE

Faithless Electors

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously sided with Colorado and other states that have laws requiring electors to vote for a state's popular vote winner, in the Electoral College. Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold says the decision helped avert a potential crisis heading into the 2020 presidential election. “ This is all to have our voices heard in the presidential election; and also the recommitment to States rights. To be able to win for state law so that a few un-elected presidential electors cannot undermine every single vote in Colorado and every single vote across the nation…” Stated Colorado Secretary of state Griswold. In 2016, Michael Baca tried to vote for former Republican presidential candidate John Kasich instead of Democratic nominee Hilliary Clinton, who won Colorado that year. Under Colorado state law, Baca was removed and replaced.


Wichita Masks

The City of Wichita encourages residents who have a question or concern about the face mask ordinance to please contact the city's mask hotline at (316) 303-8255. Residents can also send an email question to masks@wichita.gov, or visit Wichita.gov/coronavirus. The City of Wichita is asking residents not to call 9-1-1 about face masks. Recently, the Wichita Police Department received a generous donation of 10,000 K-N95 masks from Air Capital Distribution. Residents who need a mask can visit any of the four police patrol substations Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The masks are free for anyone who needs one.


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