Races for the state House of Representatives are attracting attention and contributions from around the state as Republican seek to hang on to control of the House and Democrats try to win back control. KSMU's Missy Shelton has this report on the race for the 135th district here in Springfield.
The Democratic Primary for Governor was an expensive battle between the incumbent Bob Holden and State Auditor Claire McCaskill. After the August Primary, supporters of the Missouri Democratic Party said they were worried about McCaskill having enough money for the genral election. But the last campaign finance report that came out September 2nd, shows McCaskill and Republican candidate Matt Blunt having enough money for the general election. KSMU's Katie Hummel reports
The start of a new school year brings another series of reports from 5th graders at Rountree Elementary. The Rountree Elementary News Update is produced in cooperation with the Springfield Public Schools Partners in Education program.
Longtime political observers say there will be long lines at the polls November 2nd, a day that promises long hours on the job for poll workers. But through a program with the Greene County Clerks Office and SMSU, voters and election officials will get some help on election day. Mike Smith has the story:
SMSU's academic, athletic, and administrative history is now available to the public. "Daring to Excel: The First Hundred Years of SMSU", can be purchased at the SMS Bookstore. Mike Smith has the story:
As part of our election coverage, KSMU brings you Campaign Diaries - a series of stories profiling local individuals of all political persuasions who are working, volunteering and participating in campaigns throughout the Ozarks. KSMU's Katie Hummel spent the day with a campaign worker at the Newberry For Congress headquarters in Springfield. Her name is Pam Cox and this is her story. Attn: Immediatly before the broadcast of this story, Pam Cox left the Newberry Campaign.
A group of Carver Middle School students wrote essays that are compiled in a new book called "Voices from the Middle." The idea for the book came from a conversation between teacher Barbara Kraft and Lee Fredrickson, the parent of a Carver student. Fredrickson published the book, which is now available to the public. KSMU's Missy Shelton recently spoke with Barbara Kraft about the book.
The redevelopment and revitalization of downtown Springfield got a big boost at the weekly City Council luncheon Tuesday September 7th when plans for a multi-use retail,entertainment, and parking complex were announced. Mike Smith has the story:
Two of Missouri's delegates to this week's Republican National Convention offered unique perspectives because of their age. K-S-M-U's Katie Hummel sat down and spoke with the youngest member of the delegation as well as the most senior member...She files this report from New York City.