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The City of West Plains will vote Tuesday on whether to become a Charter city.  As KSMU's Jennifer Davidson reports, only the municipalities of West Plains and Monett are still without charter rule in Missouri.

Marideth Sisco

In this segment of These Ozarks Hills, Marideth Sisco reflects on two of her more notoriuos relatives from days gone by, and how the spunky, spirited blood that ran through their veins is her own, too.

Jetstream 41

Branson Airport is hoping the arrival of a new service will help ease the eventual loss of Southwest this summer. KSMU's Scott Harvey has details.

Medicaid Map

Governor Jay Nixon on Wednesday said the state of Missouri has reached a benchmark in lost money because state lawmakers have not accepted federal dollars to expand Medicaid, the health care program for the lower-income and disabled. From West Plains, KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has this report.

Joplin tornado figure

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks plays a big part in disaster recover recovery through The Resilient Community

Will Krause

The Missouri Senate passed a tax cut bill, after two different versions were blocked by Republicans who opposed a compromise between the GOP sponsor and Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat. Marshall Griffin has more.

Medicaid - Ill vs MO - STL Pub Radio

Illinois is one of 25 states that went ahead with Medicaid expansion. Neighboring Missouri did not. Véronique LaCapra looked into the impacts of those differing decisions.

Dr. Robert Steele

The president of the region’s largest employer is stepping down. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more.


This week, Springfield was named the 24th best city in the country to start a business by Wallet Hub, a small business and personal financing website. KSMU’s Julie Greene has more on what this ranking means for local entrepreneurs.