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Governors In Kansas And Missouri Take Different Approaches To The Coronavirus Threat

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Luke X. Martin
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KCUR 89.3
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has taken criticism for responding slowly to the coronavirus pandemic.

The virus that has descended on the world and a lack of clear guidance from Washington has given residents of Missouri and Kansas an opportunity to see two governors — one Democratic, one Republican — respond differently to the crisis.

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