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  • June 27, 2013 05:41 PM

    Saying a prescription on medicines containing pseudoephedrine would play a significant burden on law-abiding Springfield citizens, Councilman Doug Burlison Thursday introduced a new amendment to the bill that would put the measure to a vote of the people. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports. 

  • June 26, 2013 04:30 PM

    While at home, Jason Harmon's yellow Lab George plays the role of pet for him, his wife and two young sons. But on the MSU campus, donning what Harmon calls George’s work jacket that reads “working dog, do not pet,” this service dog is ready and willing to protect, guide and inspire Harmon while in the classroom and amongst society. KSMU's Scott Harvey has their story.

  • June 26, 2013 07:31 AM

    Under normal circumstances, this four year-old Belgian Malinois is like your typical dog; friendly and full of energy. But in the midst of danger, he’s trained to identify and pursue people and things that pose harm to others.

    Aries is one of six dogs within the Springfield Police Department K-9 Unit. His trainer, otherwise known as a handler, is Officer Tom Spence, a nine-year veteran with the department, who has been with the K-9 division for the last couple of years.

  • June 25, 2013 06:15 PM

    Saying a key provision of the Voting Rights Act is unconstitutional, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down Section 4, which establishes a coverage formula to identify states that may require extra scrutiny regarding voting procedures. As KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports, the decision essentially shifts the focus back onto Congress to find a solution.

  • June 21, 2013 04:59 PM

    President Clif Smart says a majority of Missouri State University’s newly approved budget will help boost the pay of faculty and staff. KSMU's Scott Harvey reports.

  • June 21, 2013 07:31 AM

    On this installment of Engaging the Community, our monthly conversation with Missouri State University President Clif Smart, we get a better understanding of the efforts of John Q. Hammons to improve his alma mater.

  • June 13, 2013 11:32 AM

    After just a few months as head of the state’s Emergency Management Agency, Ryan Nicholls is leaving to resume his former role in southwest Missouri. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more.

  • June 11, 2013 08:00 PM

    Longtime friends of the late John Q. Hammons offered fond memories Tuesday of the nationwide hotel developer and philanthropist. The memorial took place inside JQH Arena, one of several Springfield facilities he helped build. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports.

  • June 10, 2013 07:00 PM

    In less than two months, golfers from across the nation will converge on Springfield for the 24th Annual Price Cutter Charity Championship. The event is part of the 2013 Web.com Tour, in which athletes emerge to earn a spot on the PGA Tour. KSMU’s Scott Harvey attended Monday’s media day and filed this report.

  • June 6, 2013 05:46 PM

    Republican State Representative Eric Burlison is expressing his disappointment with Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto Wednesday of House Bill 253.  KSMU's Scott Harvey reports.