Claire Kidwell

News Producer, Announcer

Claire Kidwell is a sophomore at Missouri State University, and is majoring in Global Studies with a minor in Music. She is from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and is involved in Model United Nations, the MSU Chorale, and the MSU Aerialists.

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As temperatures continue to drop again, there is a chance for frost in Southwestern Missouri that could impact spring foliage.

Mark Birchfield is meteorologist for the National Weather Service forecast Office in Springfield, MO.

“Tonight will be the first of several nights where we could see temperatures below freezing.”

According to Birchfield, rain today will end overnight and then the skies will clear towards the morning hours. Unfortunately, this weather pattern does not bode well for spring gardens.

Claire Kidwell / KSMU

Narrow victories for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in Missouri weren’t determined until the early morning hours of Wednesday, long after Republican and Democratic winners had been declared in the other four states holding primaries Tuesday.

With all precincts reporting, unofficial results from the Missouri Secretary of State’s office show Clinton, a Democrat, receiving 49.61 percent of the vote to Bernie Sanders’ 49.37 percent.

On the Republican side, the tally was Donald Trump 40.83 percent and Ted Cruz 40.65 percent.

Claire Kidwell / KSMU

The renovation of an Historic African American church that was moved to Silver Springs Park continues, and now work has begun on the interior of the building.

Jenny Fillmer Edwards is the Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.

“It’s a milestone really because it’s the first interior work that we’ve done, and everything we’ve done previously has been outside or underneath.”

Claire Kidwell / KSMU

Local members of the Native American community are stressing that teachings about their culture should also focus on present and future practices, not just those of the past.

The panel discussion Tuesday at Missouri State University was the latest installment in the school’s Shattering the Silence series.

Dr. Sarah Nixon is a professor of Reading Foundations and Technology.

“It’s important for all of us to make sure that what we choose to teach in our classrooms is true and is authentic.”

Claire Kidwell / KSMU

Critics of Springfield Zone 2 Councilman Justin Burnett had some positive remarks following a community meeting he hosted Thursday night, which focused on new ideas and a new direction towards addressing city issues.

“I’m super impressed, honestly. This is a side of Justin that we haven’t seen in the past,” said Webb.

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