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Amid uncertainty in Washington regarding the future of a Senate healthcare bill, over 50 people gathered in Springfield Tuesday to advocate against the measure.

Standing in front of Republican Sen. Roy Blunt’s office, demonstrators voiced opposition to a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, as some passing motorists honked their horns in support.

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The MSU Department of Safety and Transportation and the Springfield Police Department worked together to practice a variety of scenarios—from injured people on the ground with the possibility of a shooter still in the area to covert searches.  The training took place Tuesday in a residence hall and an academic building.

SPD lieutenant, Jason Laub, said training opportunities like this one, in a realistic environment, are important in helping officers prepare for real life situations.

All types of art can represent life and emotion. It is also often said that this art can help process feelings and express the deepest set of sentiments.

Missouri State University student Jennifer Rose Wolken exhibited a piece of work in May 2017 that showcased her talent in book binding and inspirational architectural vision. It also exposed her grief and helped her heal.

"The book that was exhibited at the art museum the first two weeks of May, it is a sculptural form that is based in book binding," said Wolken.


Project Freeway: U.S. 60 Rogersville has received the National Award of Merit from the Design-Build Institute of America. The $35 million project brought safety improvements to a four-mile section of Route 60 in Rogersville.

It now competes nationally for the Project of the Year. 

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Roughly 40 volunteers helped paint various parts of Bowerman Elementary School Saturday morning. The project is part of Habitat for Humanity’s ongoing Neighborhood Revitalization effort in Woodland Heights.

The painting was made possible with the held of three groups; Habitat for Humanity, Courageous Church and Bowerman school officials.

For Habitat for Humanity and Courageous Church, this wasn't their first collaboration.