Ahead of yet another winter storm to hit the Midwest, salt trucks are preparing for deployment across the Show-Me state. And as KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports, the Missouri Department of Transportation is not alone in states that’ve been going through an abundance of de-icing material this season.
The crisis in Ukraine is spreading: today, gunmen in unmarked military clothes took control of two airports in Crimea. Crimea officially belongs to Ukraine now. But many Crimeans don’t trust the new interim government in Kiev. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson spoke with one of them: a woman in Ozark for whom this conflict hits close to home.
Nasal steroids for allergy relief have recently become available over-the-counter. But allergists say, while that’s a good thing, there are some things you need to know. KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.
At Greenwood Laboratory School, the ETHIC organization, which stands for Every Teen Helps Inspire Change, has started doing charity work internationally. These students are on a mission to raise $10,000 for Nepal's rural poor. KSMU's Shannon Bowers has the story.
The Springfield Chamber of Commerce and Ozarks Transportation Organization (OTO) are seeking public feedback on critical area transportation projects. The month-long initiative launched this week, as KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann reports.
Attention, history buffs and outdoors enthusiasts: Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield needs volunteers. As KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, you can learn about volunteer opportunities at an upcoming recruitment fair.
One Million Cups, a Kansas City-based program aimed at educating and uniting entrepreneurs, celebrated its Springfield launch at Missouri State University’s eFactory Wednesday morning. As KSMU’s Julie Greene reports, Springfield is now one of 29 U.S. cities to host the program.
According to the Diaper Bank of the Ozarks, a baby needs six to 10 diaper changes a day to stay clean and healthy. But with the expense of disposable diapers, purchases like food often come first, creating a diaper need. KSMU’s Anna Thomas reports.
The National Christian HomeSchool Basketball Tournament returns to southwest Missouri March 10 to the 14. As KSMU’s Samantha Nichols reports, it’s the sixth consecutive year that Springfield will serve as the host city.
Area organizations say they’re honored to have the support of Springfield Mayor Bob Stephens, who this week called on citizens to become more engaged in youth services. KSMU’s Shane Franklin has more on what that involvement means.
House Republicans in Missouri have unveiled their plans for funding a new state mental hospital in Fulton. As Marshall Griffin tells us, it’s similar to the proposal made in December by Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.
Springfield Mayor Bob Stephens is calling on citizens to get involved with local youth services as a way to honor the legacy of Hailey Owens, the 10-year-old girl abducted and killed last week. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more.
It’s often said that “to die well” is a blessing. One man with special needs in the Ozarks received that blessing recently. And as KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, his community, in turn, was equally blessed by the experience.
Springfield’s University Plaza Hotel played host to Lincoln Days over the weekend, an annual celebration of the Missouri GOP. KSMU’s Shane Franklin attended the event’s keynote address and has this story.