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Cindy Stephens talks with Congressman Roy Blunt about his annual Agriculture Tour.


Governor Matt Blunt and his wife Melanie met parents and children at the Library Station Monday morning to read stories. Governor Blunt also highlighted educational opportunities for Missouri's youngest children. KSMU's Joe Morgan was there and has more.


Organizers of Go Lead say the first year of the program was a success. Go Lead provides training for people who work for non-profit organizations. As KSMU's Missy Shelton reports, the program is gearing up for its second year.


Approximately 14 hundred volunteers were expected to take place in this year's United Way Day of Caring. More than 60 businesses and organizations will be involved in completing over 160 projects within the Springfield Area. KSMU's Joe Morgan visited one on the projects and has more.


The hot August temperatures mean Labor Day is just around the corner.

KSMU's Matt Petcoff explains why that means more law enforcement officials will be watching for drunk drivers...


The Greene County Sheriffs Department will use a state grant to crack down harder on drunk driving...

KSMU's Matt Petcoff has more...


Springfield's efforts to monitor and improve ground level ozone will become increasingly important as federal standards on air quality are expected to tighten next year. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


United Way agencies around the Ozarks will get some free help on Thursday.

KSMU's Matt Petcoff explains what almost 14-hundred volunteers will be doing to lend a hand...


Area artists may soon have more options for studio space. Michele Skalicky reports.


Mountain Grove residents have been asked to boil their water. Michele Skalicky has more on what prompted the MO Department of Natural Resources to issue a boil water order.


The Greene County Historical Sites Board will formally dedicate the grave of John Looney on September 1st at eleven am. Looney and his family played a key role in the developments of Greene County back in the mid 1800's. KSMU's Joe Morgan has more.


John Wall, director of Missouri State University's photographic services department, shares practical tips for amateur photographers. John is one of more than 100 experts listed on the University's online expert sources and speakers guide.

Links:

  • Missouri State University's Expert Sources and Speakers Guide


  • With heat indices approaching 110 degrees this week, many people worry about high school athletes during practice. Being prepared for hot weather is crucial during weeks like these. KSMU's Joe Morgan has more.


    The Missouri Department of Social Services announced recently that the Family Support Division's child support collections have increased again. Collections hit an all-time high with almost six-hundred-million dollars collected which is more than a five percent increase over last year. KSMU's Joe Morgan has more.


    This school year Willard high school will be following in the foot steps of several other area schools by implementing random drug tests on students. The Willard School Board approved the program over the summer and testing will begin this fall. KSMU's Jana Greer has more.


    HIV and sexually transmitted diseases are becoming more of a problem in Southwest Missouri. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department released its annual report, showing that there has been an increase in HIV and STDs since 2005. KSMU's Jana Greer reports.


    Ilga Vise talks with Springfield City Councilman Dan Chiles about alternative energy.

    Links:

  • Dan Chiles' Sea-Plan


  • Children and teens are starting back to school and whether they bring their lunch or buy a school lunch, it's important to make sure they are getting the right balance of foods in their school lunches. Ksmu's Jana Greer has more.


    It's hot outside and the Humane Society of Missouri is calling for everyone to take action to protect pets from the heat. Ksmu's Jana Greer tells us what to do if you see an animal in distress from the heat.


    Three people are dead and as many as 10 people are wounded following a shooting today at a church in Southwest Missouri. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.


    Missouri State University's Emergency Response Task Force released its initial report this morning. The group says Missouri State is a safe campus but should consider making several improvements to increase campus safety. KSMU's Jana Greer has more.


    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will visit Springfield on Tuesday.

    KSMU's Matt Petcoff talks with one political science professor about how the changing presidential primaries will impact the role Missouri plays in the process...


    A group of investors broke ground last month on what's believed to be the country's first privately operated commercial airport. Construction is already underway on a plot of land near Branson, Missouri. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports on how investors and local officials hope this will impact the area.


    Certain kinds of tires sold across the country, including here in Missouri are being recalled because they could cause serious accidents. KSMU's Missy Shelton has the details.