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Nominations Open for Everyday Heroes Award

The American Red Cross Southern Missouri Region and KY3 News want to hear your story of a local individual who made a difference in your life. Those people can now be nominated for the 2012 Everyday Heroes Award. KSMU’s Rebekah Clark has details.

Mercy plans to build a new clinic in Branson, replacing an abandoned motel. KSMU's Samuel Crowe reports.

Mercy and Missouri Safe and Sober

One local program has been helping teens avoid tragedy during what should be one of the most memorable times in their life. That organization has now received special recognition from the state, and will be expanding statewide. KSMU’s Shane Franklin spoke with the director, and has this story.

Photo Curtesy of SFD

The Springfield Fire Department, in response to an increase in fires last year, has started their "Watch Your Butt" campaign, devoted to educating smokers on how to properly dispose of cigarettes, particularly those living in apartment complexes with wood balconies. KSMU's Shannon Bowers reports. 

Locals sell organic produce at the Market.

One organization in the Ozarks is dedicated to providing access to locally produced food, local artisan crafts, and especially to keeping the local dollar-- local. KSMU’s Shane Franklin went out over the weekend to spend some time with this organization, and has this story.

Mercy Springfield

The Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee has given the go ahead for Mercy to build a new rehabilitation hospital in Springfield.  KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more…

Waste Diversion

A Missouri Senate bill pre-filed by State Senator Kurt Schaefer would eliminate the state’s 20 Solid Waste Management Districts, instead directing the money from landfill fees to the state’s Department of Natural Resources. KSMU's Samuel Crowe reports on the implications this bill has on the districts and the communities they serve.

Serenity Life Counciling

Losing weight, getting organized, and spending less to save more are the top New Year’s resolutions for 2013, according a study done by the University of Scranton. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers reports on the impact of New Year’s resolutions and strategies to keep them.


A bill that would reinstate caps in some medical malpractice lawsuits has been filed in advance of this year’s legislative session in Jefferson City. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has more.