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The Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, has created a free, online resource for local schools.  The website is called the "Healthy Schools Toolkit," and its purpose is to help schools stay healthy, green and safe.  KSMU's Anna Thomas has more.

Miciela Gomez Gets Ready to Decorate a Flower Pot

A program offered each month at a local hospital uses art, music and drama to brighten the lives of kids, some of whom are facing a life threatening illness. KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more on Discovery Arts.

MSU/UM Resolution Signing

A resolution signing Monday in Springfield by officials at Missouri’s two largest universities also served as another call by Gov. Jay Nixon that legislators uphold his veto of HB 253, just two days before their annual veto session. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more.

Ribonucleic Acid (RNA)

A grant for nearly $400,000 has been awarded to professors at Missouri State University to begin research that will try to find a natural, therapeutic treatment for skin cancer. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has more.

Four Section Franklin Voting Booth

Missouri’s Secretary of State has awarded Christian County a $17,000 grant to improve voting conditions for citizens with disabilities. KSMU’s Anna Thomas has more.


In many states, convicted rapists are given custody rights to the children born as a result of that rape—despite their conviction in court, and despite the mother’s objections.  But that’s no longer the case in Missouri, and due to a new law in Arkansas, it won’t be the case there anymore, either. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has details.

Dog at Springfield Animal Shelter

There’s a network of people in the Ozarks dedicated to saving animals from being put to sleep, and their hard work is paying off. KSMU’s Shane Franklin recently visited the Springfield Animal Shelter and has this story.

Mercy Orthopedic Hospital

Mercy will celebrate the completion of its new Orthopedic Hospital today (8/29) with a blessing and ribbon cutting.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky tells us about the new facility and what it will offer.

Lisa Crumpley

An athletic scholarship at Missouri State University-West Plains has just been fully endowed.  KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has this remembrance of the woman whose memory the scholarship honors.