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On this month's Engaging the Community, Missouri State University President Clif Smart tells us the school's priorities for the upcoming Missouri legislative session.

Rep. Eric Burlison

Republican State Rep. Eric Burlison is again seeking to restore caps on damages awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports.

Mel Hancock

Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones Monday revealed the names of four inductees to the Hall of Famous Missourians, including a former U.S. Congressman from Springfield. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has details. 

E Walnut St

The National Weather Service in Springfield recorded between 6” and 8” of snow over the weekend, with more forecasted to fall tonight. KSMU’s Shane Franklin spoke with Springfield Public Works about how they prepare and respond to winter weather.

Gov Nixon State of the State '13

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has called lawmakers back to Jefferson City Monday.  As Tim Lloyd tells us, the Governor is pushing for up to $150 million a year in tax credits and incentives for a chance to build Boeing’s new 777x passenger plane.


The United States and several of its allies have reached a historic deal with Iran. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson asked several Missouri members of Congress for their reactions.


Greene County’s longest serving clerk says he will not seek another term in 2014, noting this has been the plan the last couple of years.

President Kennedy

Today marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.  It was a moment no one could forget. KSMU’s Anna Thomas met with Springfield residents to remember what that day was like for them.

General Fred F. Marty

A veteran of the City of Springfield – and a familiar face to many in the Ozarks – has died.  General Fred Marty recently retired as Springfield Deputy City Manager.  According to a release from the city, he was diagnosed with cancer in 2012, and retired from the city earlier this month. His career included more than 50 years in public service.