Daily brief (11/3): Top picks from the Springfield media

After a cold, near-freezing morning, the skies will clear, and highs should reach about 61.

Today’s picks:

  • Election: KY3: Republican Blunt wins open U.S. Senate seat. Republican Roy Blunt handily defeated Democrat Robin Carnahan in Tuesday’s election, with 54% of the vote. Every Ozarks county in Missouri went for Blunt. (Other coverage: KSMU, News-Leader, OzarksFirst (KOLR/KSFX), KSPR)
  • Election: KSMU: By a 2-1 margin, Long sails to victory. Republican Billy Long won the 7th Congressional District over Democrat Scott Eckersley. In other districts, Republican Vicky Harztler ousted incumbent Democrat Ike Skelton (4th Congressional District), while incumbent Republican Jo Ann Emerson easily fended off Democrat Tommy Sowers (8th Congressional District). (Other coverage: OzarksFirst (KOLR/KSFX), KY3, KSPR)
  • News-Leader: Springfield school board split on role of finance committee. Some would like to see the committee have the power to make recommendations. Some citizens have questioned whether the committee meetings should be open to the public.
  • KSMU: Springfield reveals blueprint for economic development. The Springfield Business Development Corporation, an arm of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, has begun re-examining the city’s economic development plan. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
  • OzarksFirst (KOLR/KSFX): Pedestrian bridge to be torn down. The city of Springfield has closed the pedestrian bridge at West Kearney Street near Williams Elementary School because of safety issues.
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