Tonight, supporters of Medicaid expansion in Missouri will host a town hall meeting in Springfield. As KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, the groups hoping to enlarge the government health care program for the poor are directly focusing their message on state lawmakers.
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.
Nasal steroids for allergy relief have recently become available over-the-counter. But allergists say, while that’s a good thing, there are some things you need to know. KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.
House Republicans in Missouri have unveiled their plans for funding a new state mental hospital in Fulton. As Marshall Griffin tells us, it’s similar to the proposal made in December by Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.
Springfield Mayor Bob Stephens is calling on citizens to get involved with local youth services as a way to honor the legacy of Hailey Owens, the 10-year-old girl abducted and killed last week. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more.
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.