The first three quarters of 2014 produced improved crash numbers for the City of Springfield. But as KSMU’s Briana Simmons reports, high traffic volume coupled with distracted driving continues to be a dangerous mix.
Springfield intersections with the highest traffic volume and crash rates are Battlefield Rd. & Campbell Ave, Battlefield Rd. & National Ave, Campbell Ave & Sunshine St., and National Ave & Sunshine St.
Citizens seeking to put a controversial Springfield ordinance to a public vote are continuing circulation of a petition, a week after the city council amended its nondiscrimination law. KSMU’s Bailey Wiles has the latest.
Shortly after Springfield City Council approved the stronger of two proposed amendments enhancing protections for LGBT persons, Dicky Hardy set out to repeal it.
Those who fought for a non-discrimination ordinance to protect the rights of the LGBT community in Springfield are happy their efforts paid off. City Council passed the stronger of two ordinances before it Monday night. KSMU’s Michele Skalicky has more.
City Council passed the bill on a vote of six to three. It expands protections in the areas of housing, employment and public accommodations.
Springfield City Council voted six to three Monday night to expand protections to the LGBT community with regard to sexual orientation and gender identity in the areas of housing, employment and public accommodations.
The passing of the original bill automatically voided the substitute bill sponsored by Mayor Bob Stephens, which only offered housing protections.