Earlier today, a group of state senators, law enforcement officers, prosecutors and high school students met in Springfield to discuss underage drinking laws that took effect a little more than one year ago. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports
As the election season kicks into high gear, religious leaders and groups are taking an active role in promoting issues important to them. Over the Labor Day weekend, clergy at more than 30 Missouri congregations discussed the proposed increase in the minimum wage. On September 21st at 7P-M at the Central Assembly of God church in Springfield, there will be an event that's being billed as the area's first "Christians Against Human Cloning" rally. Event organizers will discuss reasons to oppose the stem cell ballot initiative with religious leaders and the public. KSMU's Missy Shelton recently sat down with John Schmalzbauer, who is the Blanche Gorman Strong Chair in Protestant Studies in the department of Religious Studies at Missouri State University.
Missouri underperforms in educating its young population and providing affordable education, according to a report from the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. KSMU's Mike Smith talked with Missouri's Interim Higher Education Commissioner Charles McClain about the report:
If a tornado or storm rips through your town, knocks out power and downs communications lines, are you prepared? The Missouri Department of Public Safety is reminding Missourians to take the steps now to prepare for man-made and natural disasters. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.
Those who might consider littering now have one more reason for not dumping trash where it doesn't belong. They could have their hunting and fishing privileges revoked. KSMU's Michele Skalicky reports.
A new law went into effect August 28th that adds tougher penalties for drivers who hit workers or commit driving violations in work zones. With production assistance from Matt Petcoff who talked with MODOT's Jeff Briggs, Mike Smith has this report:
The Springfield Public Schools Foundation announces the 2006-07 Reading Roundup goals for aquisition of books to be placed in Springfield Public School system libraries. Mike Smith talked with Morey Mechlin, Director of the Springfield Public Schools Foundation, and has this report: