Morning brief (8/31): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today’s picks:

  • News-Leader: Cofer shares goals for Missouri State University: MSU’s new president offers ideas such as increased classroom technology, a new core curriculum, and improved diversity as goals to the Board of Governors. (The report also provides a PDF of MSU’s vision statement and goals).
  • OzarksFirst (KOLR/KSFX): City seeks input on IDEA Commons designs: The city of Springfield begins a series of public meetings — the first is at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Butler Rosenbury & Partners — on the IDEA Commons, a mixed-use development that calls for biking, walking, and public transit options.
  • KY3: Mountain View, Mo., clinic sees spike in people needing free medical care: The Good Samaritan Care Clinic is expected to hit 2,300 visits this year, up from about 500 when it opened in 2004.
  • KSMU: Low-cost spay and neuter clinic open for business: The Springfield Animal Advocacy Foundation clinic, at 1600 N. Washington Ave. in Springfield, will be open Wednesdays through Saturdays.
  • KSPR: Prosecutors: Off-duty deputy illegally used gun: Brent Paoli, a deputy with the Christian County Sheriff’s Department, has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon and has been put on administrative leave.
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