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Local KSMU News

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks

Area organizations say they’re honored to have the support of Springfield Mayor Bob Stephens, who this week called on citizens to become more engaged in youth services. KSMU’s Shane Franklin has more on what that involvement means.

House Republicans - Fulton Hospital Agreement

House Republicans in Missouri have unveiled their plans for funding a new state mental hospital in Fulton.  As Marshall Griffin tells us, it’s similar to the proposal made in December by Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.

Hailey Owens

Visitation and Funeral are this week for Hailey Owens.

Bob Stephens

Springfield Mayor Bob Stephens is calling on citizens to get involved with local youth services as a way to honor the legacy of Hailey Owens, the 10-year-old girl abducted and killed last week. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more.

Ricky Savage

It’s often said that “to die well” is a blessing.  One man with special needs in the Ozarks received that blessing recently. And as KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, his community, in turn, was equally blessed by the experience.

Lisa Langley talks with Rob Dixon, executive vice president of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, about the Business and Economics section of the 2013 Community Focus Report.

U.S. Senatory Rand Paul

Springfield’s University Plaza Hotel played host to Lincoln Days over the weekend, an annual celebration of the Missouri GOP. KSMU’s Shane Franklin attended the event’s keynote address and has this story.

Support for Hailey

Engaged in song and equipped with candles and balloons, thousands of people gathered in Springfield Saturday evening to celebrate the life of Hailey Owens. KSMU’s Briana Simmons has more.

Roy Blunt and Nick Nelson

Legislation that has been introduced in the U.S. Senate would honor those who worked to preserve artwork during World War II.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.