Daily brief (10/22): Top picks from the Springfield media

Rain is expected to move in today, with a chance of thunderstorms this weekend. Highs will be in the low 70s.

Today’s picks:

  • Election: News-Leader: Greene County presiding commissioner in Republic. Democrat Dave Coonrod, Libertarian Mark Jones, and Republican Jim Viebrock debated Thursday at Republic Middle School. One key topic: Defunding Republic’s 911 call center. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • KY3: Christian County employees face shorter workweeks in cost-cutting proposal. The cutbacks are one proposal to deal with a 1.5% to 3.5% drop in sales-tax revenue.
  • KSMU: Health Department offering express testing for STDs. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is offering a new urine test for gonorrhea and chlamydia.
  • Election: News-Leader: Tea Party to meet in Branson this weekend. Among the speakers: Ray Stevens and Milton Wolf, the president’s second cousin.
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