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Medicaid - ER

Supporters of Medicaid expansion in Missouri continue to work toward swaying opponents in the General Assembly over to their side. Marshall Griffin takes a closer look.

Local Business Owners After Workplace Wellness Panel / Photo Credit: Shannon Bowers

Local business owners were offered a CEO’s perspective on workplace wellness during an event Tuesday by the Healthy Living Alliance of Springfield. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has more on the event, which featured a panel of local executives.


After a week of pleasant conditions in the Ozarks, Monday night’s freeze may have caused damage to local fruit crops. KSMU’s Shane Franklin has more on how the freeze will affect the Ozarks fruit harvest.

Faith Rally

With the theme of human dignity and moral leadership, a Thursday night rally by Springfield Faith Voices aimed to convince the Missouri Legislature to expand Medicaid. KSMU’s Scott Harvey was there and has this report.

KSMU Reporter, Shannon Bowers, taking a Virtual Reality Tour

Students at Drury's School of Architecture are experimenting with virtual reality systems. They're using the platform by Oculus VR--that's a company recently purchased by Facebook for $2 billion dollars. KSMU's Shannon Bowers took a virtual tour of a design by a Drury student.

House Floor

Right to work legislation in the Missouri House hit a snag Wednesday. Marshall Griffin has details.


A recent simulation hopes to give officials a better understanding of the challenges facing those who live in poverty. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has more on what lies ahead for Springfield’s Impacting Poverty Commission following last week’s mock event.

Table Rock Lake's Still Waters Lakeside Resort

Sales tax levies were among the various ballot items before voters Tuesday. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann reports on results in Taney and Christian counties.

Springfield City Hall

Springfield voters have renewed the ¾-cent police-fire pension sales tax, which will bring the pension plan to full funding over the next several years.