Daily brief (2/22): Top picks from the Springfield media

It will be another unseasonably warm day in the Ozarks. Skies will be mostly sunny with a high of 66, according to the National Weather Service.

The rest of the week will be sunny, with temperatures dropping slightly into the weekend. Tomorrow’s high will be 62, but Friday and Saturday will dip back into the 40s.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Council members reluctantly certify Feb. 7 election results. The Springfield City Council certified the Feb. 7 election results with the minimum number of “yes” votes — five — after a proposal requiring employers to check employees with the federal E-Verify system passed narrowly at the polls. (Other coverage: News-Leader, OzarksFirst)
  • KSMU: Nixon hopes to continue Missouri’s export growth. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon came to Springfield this week to visit a local steel manufacturer and tout Missouri’s record year for exports in 2011. He’d like to see that trend continue with his program called “Missouri Works.” (Other coverage: News-Leader, OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: New Nixa fire chief sworn in. Jon Trent, who has been with the Nixa Fire Department for 20 years, was sworn in Tuesday night by the city council.
  • News-Leader: Marshfield teen wins Youth of the Year. Shaynna Shoemaker, 16, was named Youth of the Year by the Springfield Boys and Girls Club. The honor earns her a $12,000 scholarship.
  • KSPR: Prosecutors in two counties pursuing synthentic-marijuana cases. Investigators in Taney and Polk counties served six search warrants at businesses and homes looking for synthetic marijuana.
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