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  • August 24, 2012 12:22 PM

    According to Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, Missouri nonprofit organizations and businesses can file their registration reports online to save time and money. All reports are due to be filed in her office by Aug. 31. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.

  • August 22, 2012 12:20 PM

    Students began class at Missouri State University in West Plains with a new guarantee from university officials: if they go to all of their classes, do all of their homework, communicate with their instructors and use the school’s free tutoring service, and still earn below a 2.0 grade point average--then the school will let them retake that course once, free of charge. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.

  • August 16, 2012 03:19 PM

    Springfield’s City Council made a few changes in May to the city’s indoor smoking law. Though the ban is still in place, the council unanimously voted to amend the act in order to allow indoor smoking in pre-existing bingo parlors, private clubs, cigar bars and retail tobacco stores. Seven locations were granted exemption in Springfield. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark visits with one facility owner, who says business has never been better since the exemption.

  • August 15, 2012 02:19 PM

    From the famous show-studded Highway 76 strip to the Branson Landing just a stone’s throw down the street, businesses in Branson’s historic downtown district have never had a problem keeping customers. To keep up with tourism in future years, the City of Branson is investing $4 million dollars to upgrade the downtown area. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has details.

  • August 9, 2012 03:17 PM

    Almost two hours northwest of Springfield sits the historic rural town of El Dorado Springs, with a population of just over 3,500 people.  A stone’s throw down Main Street, right off Highway 54, is First Baptist Church, which is home to the Lighthouse Children’s Theatre. This theatre program, started by local resident Lynne Hedrick, provides kids, ages three to seventeen, the opportunity to experience the fine arts through drama and music productions. And, according to Hedrick, the program has bonded the community together. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.

  • August 7, 2012 11:29 PM

    On Tuesday night, Greene County Democrats gathered to host a Primary Election Night watch party at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield. Attendees included Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and State Attorney General Chris Koster, both of whom are running for reelection in November. Both men addressed a crowd made up of local supporters, and outlined their plans of action between now and November.  KSMU’s Rebekah Clark reports.

  • August 2, 2012 02:21 PM

    With construction almost complete on its new facility, School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school of College of the Ozarks, has selected all of its student body for the upcoming fall. The school’s mission mirrors the university, offering free tuition to students who may not otherwise be able to afford a private Christian education. Seventy students were chosen out of hundreds of applicants. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark files this report. 

  • August 1, 2012 03:13 PM

    Governor Jay Nixon announced today the state will grant nearly $9 million dollars to establish Innovation Campuses through different colleges around the state, including Missouri State University. Innovation Campuses provide a medium for high school students who wish to pursue careers in high-demand fields, like health care, by partnering the universities with private businesses and public school systems in the area. This program will be used to train students for career opportunities before they graduate high school. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more.

  • July 19, 2012 03:09 PM

    Just weeks after becoming the first person to ever tightrope directly over Niagara Falls, “King of the High-Wire” Nik Wallenda and his family made a stop in the Ozarks.  Wallenda, his wife, his three kids, and a few other circus artists are performing at Silver Dollar City until the beginning of August. In addition to walking over Niagara Falls, Wallenda has broken six other world records in tightrope walking. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark went to see the show and files this report.

  • July 12, 2012 05:16 PM

    This week, Springfield Public Schools announced that they plan to build new turf fields for four city high schools after receiving donations by 25 local business sponsors. The project is completely paid for by donations from private area investors, instead of district tax payer dollars. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has more