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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.

Capitol - Marshall

Legislation that would let voters decide if they want to create a temporary one-cent transportation sales tax has received first-round approval in the Missouri House.  Marshall Griffin has details.

Stop Sign

Safety and rescue forces are gearing up for the statewide observance of National Work Zone Awareness Week, which starts Monday.  KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has more.