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The Community Foundation of the Ozarks on Tuesday November 8th, awarded $150,000 in grants to 8 area organizations. These latest grant awards from the CFO are part of the Art/Culture And the Environment category. Earlier this year, the CFO announced grant awards in the Health and Social Services, and Education and Community Development categories. Mike Smith has this report:

More than 58 percent of Greene County voters who participated in Tuesday's election rejected a sales tax increase that would've funded increased law enforcement efforts and early childhood education programs. KSMU's Missy Shelton was at the offices of the Greene County Commission Tuesday night where officials held a watch party. She files this report.

This was the first election in which Greene County voters used optical scan voting instead of the low-tech punchcard ballots and there were some minor problems. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

Republicans retained control of a senate seat in Southwest Missouri. The seat was left vacant following the death of Republican Senator Larry Gene Taylor. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

The Civil War Round Table of the Ozarks will present a professional actor portraying President Abraham Lincoln at their annual dinner meeting November 9th. KSMU's Christy Hendricks reports.

Rick Hopkins talks with Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan about tomorrow's election.

Debora Biggs talks with Greene County Clerk Richard Struckhoff about the November 7 election.

A non-partisan group presented a resolution and petition to the Springfield City Council calling for civil disobedience of the USA Patriot Act on Monday, October 31st. KSMU's Christy Hendricks has the story.

A farm bill forum brings the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to Springfield. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

Governor Matt Blunt says Missouri school districts need to spend more money on student instruction. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

The chairman of the Council for American-Saudi Dialogue will be in Springfield tomorrow (November 3) to talk about the importance of the relationship between the U-S and Saudi Arabia. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

A book about the charter members of Springfield's Rachel Donelson Daughters of the American Revolution chapter gives a history of some of Springfield's most influential early women. KSMU's Christy Hendricks reports.

About 80 people attended a public hearing on Medicaid and the changes lawmakers made to the program earlier this year. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

Public health officials across the country paid attention Tuesday as President Bush unveiled his plan to fight a possible bird flu pandemic. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

Population expert Werner Fornos is in Springfield today (November 1) for a series of lectures on the need to balance population growth and available resources. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

Missouri has a new homeland security coordinator. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

The state of Missouri missed the deadline for submitting its list of Impaired Waterways to the federal government. The Sierra Club is asking the federal government to step in. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

Legal expert Peter Irons will deliver a lecture entitled "Religion and the Constitution: A Discussion of Recent Rulings from the Court" at 7pm Monday November 7th, at Carrington Auditorium.

Local groups on both sides of the abortion debate react to the nomination of Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

Today is Halloween and if you're looking for a spooky story to tingle your spine, KMSU's Missy Shelton got some ghostly recommendations from Missouri State University English professor James Baumlin.

Cindy Stephens examines the work of the American Civil Liberties Union.

The case of a Missouri man convicted of murdering his mother in 1996 was the focus of a presentation at Missouri State University Thursday. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

The Violence Free Families Coalition is sponsoring a 1-hour domestic violence simulation called "In Her Shoes: Why a Victim Doesn't Just Leave." KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

Scientists working in Riverbluff Cave in Greene County will soon have a new place to do their work as they continue exploring the oldest Ice Age cave in North America. KSMU's Missy Shelton recently explored Riverbluff Cave with the cave's lead scientist Matt Forir. She files this report