Tuesday is the school board election for the Springfield R-12 school district. There are five candidates who are vying for two seats. All of the candidates say they have important qualities to bring to the table. In this first part of our two-part series, we look at candidates who come from within the district as former educators. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann files this report.
Missouri lawmakers are considering legislation that would change the provisions that became law under Proposition B. Supporters of the original initiative say their intent was to implement anti-cruelty protections for dogs at commercial breeding facilities in Missouri. Proposition B won a majority of votes in the November 2010 election. However, efforts to repeal or amend the initiative began shortly thereafter with opponents of the measure saying it goes too far and creates problems for well-intentioned breeders. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann looks at both sides of the debate, and files this report.