A new link on the KSMU homepage called “Bill Tracker” hopes to easily inform Missouri citizens on the legislative session. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann spoke with its creators to find out more about this statewide resource.
Citizens Memorial Hospital (CMH) in Bolivar and Bolivar Technical College (BTC) are collaborating to build a new health care educational facility on the hospital’s grounds. KSMU’s Julie Greene reports on how the new building will affect the local health care industry.
A round of snow has again blanketed parks of the Ozarks. And with colder temperatures to follow, KSMU’s Shane Franklin has the latest on how conditions are impacting the area’s most vulnerable citizens.
In preparation for yet another winter storm expected to blanket Missouri, Gov. Jay Nixon on Monday warned citizens of the dangers while promising additional resources for those struggling with the increasing costs of propane. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports.
Missouri’s Secretary of State is asking the public to comment on several initiative petitions that may appear before voters later this year. One petition would amend the state constitution to legalize marijuana in Missouri. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has details.
Springfield police say overall crime in 2013 increased by three percent in the city from the year before. That’s according to data submitted through the Uniform Crime Report. And as KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports, aggravated assault accounted for 64 percent of last year’s crimes against persons.
Thirteen local organizations are coming together to bring Dr. Ruby Payne to Springfield to find new ways to overcome the growing issue of poverty in southwest Missouri. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more on the series of events, which are less than two weeks away.
A study released Thursday by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry states that Missouri is “falling behind” when it comes to providing digital learning for K-through-12 students. Marshall Griffin has details.
Although small business owners with less than 50 full time employees do not have to provide health insurance for their employees, those who want to have a helpful resource. Employers can use the online marketplace called SHOP, which stands for Small Business Options Program. As KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann reports, the site is part of the new federal health care program.
The Every Child Promise aims to cut in half the number of local youth who are unprepared to learn upon entering kindergarten within 10 years. KSMU's Mike Smith has more in our latest installment of Making a Difference Where You Live.
Celebrating its 21styear in the Ozarks, the Share a Heart campaign is kicking off another paper heart season. This year, the campaign is raising money for both Ronald McDonald House locations. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers spoke with a mother from Bolivar about her experience at one of the facilities during a stressful time last year.
Amid concerns both locally and amongst state lawmakers, Missouri’s attorney general announced Monday an investigation into the sharp and rapid rise in the price of propane. KSMU's Scott Harvey has the latest.
Another round of negative wind chills in the Ozarks has citizens in need returning to the Salvation Army’s Extreme Emergency Cold Weather Shelter in Springfield. As KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports, the special service has already been open longer and seen more visitors than during all of last year’s cold season.
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.
Virtually overnight, propane prices catapulted from $1.25 a gallon wholesale to over $3.50. Several local suppliers are rationing deliveries while many consumers are paying over $4.00 a gallon. As KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann reports, Missouri senators and representatives are calling for an investigation.
Transportation commissioners in Missouri have halted adding any new projects to its five-year construction budget, and have suspended the state’s cost-share program for quickly building road projects. Marshall Griffin has details.
Several weeks ago, Governor Jay Nixon issued an executive order: he said the Missouri Department of Revenue had to accept joint state income tax returns from same-sex married couples who were legally married in other states. But now, a lawsuit is challenging Nixon's order as unconstitutional. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers spoke with one person who will be directly affected by the outcome of that case.
The Stockton Dam is expected to start generating hydroelectric power again by early June now that workers have finished building a new turbine. KSMU’s Julie Greene has more on the project and the benefits of having another clean energy source.
A day after proposing $278 million for K-12 classrooms during his State of the State address, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon worked to build support for his proposal before students and teachers in Springfield. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports.
Increased spending on education and another call to expand Medicaid highlighted Governor Jay Nixon’s State of the State Address before the Missouri General Assembly Tuesday night. Marshall Griffin has more.