Daily brief (9/30): Top picks from the Springfield media

The next week will be dry and mild, with highs in the low 70s, according to the National Weather Service.

Today’s picks:

  • KY3: Gravois Arm Sewer District has $8 million to expand, add 600 new customers. Proponents hope the sewer project will help improve water quality at Lake of the Ozarks.
  • OzarksFirst (KOLR/KSFX): Missouri’s poverty numbers in the nation’s top third. Though 18th in population, the state ranks 14th in poverty.
  • News-Leader: Greene County archives find safe home. County offices — including the county clerk and the recorder of deeds —pieced together funding from their budgets to pay for the $765,000 project. A leaky roof had threatened historic documents that include the court records of the trial of Wild Bill Hickok.
  • KSMU: Black bear study is under way in Missouri. Researchers have begun a $300,000, four-year study to gauge the state’s black-bear population.
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