Morning brief (9/2): Top picks from the Springfield media

Hope you didn’t get hit by any of the floods plaguing the Ozarks.

Greene County authorities reported incidents of people driving around barricades and then getting stuck, requiring water rescues. Remember: “Turn around. Don’t drown.”

Today’s picks:

  • News-Leader: Rain comes down like never before in Springfield, surrounding areas. (Also coverage from KY3, OzarksFirst, KSPR, KSMU, and KTTS.)
  • OzarksFirst (KOLR/KSFX): ‘Steam blow’ brings SW2 plant into home stretch. City Utilities’ new coal-fired power plant is close to completion. The steam blow to clear out the stacks will like be audible in a 10-mile radius.
  • KSMU: Debate over Stockton book ban continues. Next Wednesday, the Stockton School Board will hear comments regarding its decision to remove “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian” by Sherman Alexie from the school’s libraries and classrooms.
  • KY3: Educators examine future of assessment tests. Missouri educators are looking at different ways to assess success and are considering changes to the Missouri Assessment Program.
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