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Dachau Concentration Camp

This week, millions of people are taking a moment to remember those who died in the Holocaust of World War II. International Holocaust Day was Monday. KSMU's Samantha Nichols has more.

Air Evac

A company that flies sick patients all over the country broke ground Friday on a $1.4 million dollar facility in West Plains.  As KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, Air Medical Group Holding’s new facility will create about 20 new jobs and be a new home for the already 450 people who work there.

Cell Phone

In just over a decade, cell phone calls to 9-1-1 have nearly doubled in Greene County, rising from 40 percent to 77 percent.  That's above the national average.  While the volume of calls is increasing, state-wide funding for 9-1-1 is on the decline. Missouri is one of the only two states currently without wireless surcharge laws in place to fund the vital service. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more.

The Bible

A joint worship service between two unlikely faith groups—Roman Catholics and Pentecostals—will take place Wednesday, January 22 in Springfield.  It’s a first in this area, and it’s part of an effort to achieve stronger Christian unity. KSMU's Samantha Nichols has more.

James River Church

Shakespeare once posed the question, “What’s in a name?” Members of James River Church dealt with that question themselves a few months ago as the large church body changed its name from “James River Assembly” to “James River Church.” KSMU's Samantha Nichols has the story.

Mr. and Mrs. Stiles hold signs at the MLK Day march in Springfield.

Hundreds attended this year’s march in Springfield Monday to honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And as KSMU’s Shane Franklin reports, for many community members and leaders the celebration served as another big step in promoting equality.

Cindy Stephens speaks with Nancy Berlin, director of development for the Ozarks YMCA, and Kathlene O’Dell from the Springfield-Greene County Library District about the Community Focus Report.  

Missourians to End Poverty

 A week before Governor Jay Nixon gives his State of the State address, a coalition that analyzes poverty has released its own report called "State of the State: Poverty in Missouri."   The Missourians to End Poverty Coalition is urging lawmakers to address the rising poverty rates and what the coalition says are outdated policies. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has the story.

"Wulf," a local veteran impacterd by the growing rate of poverty in Springfield.

The City of Springfield plans to soon make real strides in the local war on poverty, starting with a multi-pronged assault through a new city-commission and a collaborative of the Community Partnership of the Ozarks. KSMU’s Shane Franklin has more.