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Missouri State University is less than a year away from implementing a tobacco-free policy across the entire campus.  KSMU’s Jennifer Moore looks at whether the policy will have any teeth. 

With summer break coming to a close, many thought the record-setting temperatures seen in July and August would be leaving with it. However, a recent spike in temperatures has some schools weathering extreme heat to start the year.  KSMU’s Justin Lux has details. 

With help from the Missouri Career Center in Springfield the national grocery chain Hy-vee was able to participate in a special hiring fair.  KSMU’s Matthew Barnes reports. 

As of today, work has been completed on the seven and a half mile long stretch of highway 65 between I-44 and Route 60 in Springfield. KSMU’s Matthew Barnes reports. 

A lab  technician prepares  blood samples from volunteers for viral-genotyping at a government-run health  center in Bagamoyo, Tanzania  in 2009. Tanzania is currently hosting  the final stages of a human trial of a pioneering vaccine against malaria. The  vaccine is one of many medical innovations to emerge from Walter Reed over the  decades.

The Walter Reed Army Medical Center is famous for treating both presidents and soldiers. But the institution is also a long-time leader in the fight to develop vaccines. And it's currently testing in large-scale human trials something many had thought was impossible: a malaria vaccine.

If the president's speaking between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. ET, he'll still be up against Kid Rock and the other performers on the NFL's big pregame show.

The season's first game kicks off next Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET. The pre-game show starts at 7:30 p.m. ET. The president's due to address a joint session of Congress that evening.

Construction is well underway for the new Campus Rec Center at Missouri State University. KSMU News’ Samuel Crowe took a tour of the facility recently and has this report.


Springfield City Councilmembers had a lot to cram into their Tuesday lunch discussion of a controversial petition that has made its way to the forefront of city politics.  The discussion is centered around whether Springfield employers should be required to use an electronic system to check the legal status of anyone applying for a job.  KSMU’s Jennifer Moore has details.

The Southwest Center for Independent Living in Springfield and others around the state held press conferences today to call on the state to end its contract with an Indianapolis-based company that’s supposed to help Missouri residents access home and community healthcare services through Medicaid. KSMU’s Missy Shelton reports.