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Nixon signs bills

Military leaders and state lawmakers and administrators joined Gov. Jay Nixon Wednesday as he signed several bills into law aimed to benefit veterans and their families. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports.

Farmers picking out their spots for New Market

Farmers from across the Ozarks picked out their spots yesterday afternoon for the grand opening of the new Farmers Market Pavilion along Republic Road. As KSMU’s Shannon Bowers reports, most of these farmers believe this new facility will boost the local food economy.

Stephens proposes Task Force

Springfield Mayor Bob Stephens has called for the formation of a new task force comprised of city and county leaders to identify fiscal and service delivery solutions. KSMU’s Scott Harvey attended Tuesday’s press conference and has this report.

Construction Equipment Hard Hat

The City of Springfield, like other municipalities, contracts with private companies to build, improve, and develop the city. But sometimes it’s hard for those contractors to know all of the rules and regulations the city is bound to uphold. A new website aims to solve that. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has more.

Springfield Visitors Guide

Last month’s Jehovah’s Witness Convention for Spanish-speaking members brought in an estimated 3,000 people to the area. Officials say another three-day event beginning Friday is expected to attract even more. KSMU’s Amber Carr reports.

West Plains

One small town in the Ozarks has been named one of the top ten best small towns in the country.  KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has details.

McCaskill & Jason Haynes

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) Tuesday criticized state lawmakers for failing to pass a transportation bill, while previewing federal legislation to improve the nation’s infrastructure. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has details.


Branson Airport says seating capacity has shown a solid increase since Southwest Airlines began offering flights there in March.

According to a release by the airport, Southwest is aiming to provide nearly 332 thousand seats in 2013, compared to 274 thousand seats last year through AirTran Airways. That will amount to a 21% increase in airline seats leaving Branson, the airport says.


Interest rates have increased from 3.4% to 6.8% on federal subsidized Stafford student loans, which may cause students to reconsider how they will pay it back after they graduate.