A new section of the LINK, a planned bicycling and pedestrian route through Springfield’s core, was unveiled Thursday morning at Doling Park. KSMU’s Shane Franklin attended the ribbon cutting ceremony, and has this story.
Missouri’s two US senators are working with their counterparts in Arkansas to introduce a bill that will reestablish a joint management agreement between the Corps of Engineers and Ozarks River Heritage Foundation. This agreement had originally allowed the foundation to collect user fees and apply them to park maintenance and operations. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has more.
Amid Severe Weather Awareness Week, yearly preparations are again underway to properly warn and protect citizens. And as KSMU’s Julie Greene reports, local school districts are continuing plans to construct safe rooms as a means for protection.
Ahead of yet another winter storm to hit the Midwest, salt trucks are preparing for deployment across the Show-Me state. And as KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports, the Missouri Department of Transportation is not alone in states that’ve been going through an abundance of de-icing material this season.
The Springfield Chamber of Commerce and Ozarks Transportation Organization (OTO) are seeking public feedback on critical area transportation projects. The month-long initiative launched this week, as KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann reports.
"If you don't like the weather in the Ozarks, stick around and it will change." That's a well-known phrase in these parts. Although Thursday began with warm spring like conditions, things changed quickly as high winds brought chilly temperatures. As KSMU's Theresa Bettmann reports, it was that strong wind that has some businesses and utilities scrambling.
Another round of funding has been awarded to Joplin to clean up lawns contaminated by lead and cadmium. The new federal funding comes from the EPA's Superfund Program in hopes that residents will continue to rebuild in areas affected by the May 2011 tornado. KSMU's Shannon Bowers has more.
The Centers for Disease Control is reporting a sharp decline in new influenza cases around the country. And as KSMU’s Shane Franklin reports, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department is experiencing the same trend.
During public remarks Wednesday, Dr. Ruby Payne told a packed Hammons Hall audience that the Springfield community can be a model for assisting the less fortunate and minimizing the poverty level. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann attended the session and has this report.
The latest push to address the dramatic spike in propane prices comes from a bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Missouri’s two U.S. senators, urging President Obama to act. KSMU's Scott Harvey has more.
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.
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.
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.
Are Missouri’s bats in danger? A disease that has killed over five million in the north eastern United States has been confirmed in northern Arkansas. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers reports on efforts to prevent the spread of white-nose syndrome.
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.
Mercy Hospital Springfield says it has already seen nine people in its emergency department with carbon monoxide exposure since the cold weather settled in. As temperatures plummet and heating bills rise, many people are turning to alternate sources of heat—and that’s prompting a warning from doctors. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has more.
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.
You might not associate January with brush fires – but nearly half of Missouri is experiencing abnormally dry conditions right now, according to the US Drought Monitor. Those dry conditions, combined with high winds, have local officials concerned. KSMU’s Shane Franklin has details.
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.
In just over a decade, cell phone calls to 9-1-1 have nearly doubled in Greene County, rising from 40 percent to 77 percent. That's above the national average. While the volume of calls is increasing, state-wide funding for 9-1-1 is on the decline. Missouri is one of the only two states currently without wireless surcharge laws in place to fund the vital service. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more.