Daily brief (11/9): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today and tomorrow will be unseasonably warm, before the rain moves in and brings cooler temperatures. Today will be sunny with a high about 73.

Today’s picks:

  • News-Leader: After four years, Southwest 2 is up and running. Springfield City Utilities’ $697 million coal-fired power plant will be dedicated at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
  • OzarksFirst (KOLR/KSFX): Nixa schools aim to cut prescription-drug abuse. The Nixa school district is hosting forums with the hopes to fending off the rise in prescription-drug abuse in the area. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • OzarksFirst (KOLR/KSFX): Springfield begins Sequiota Park renovations. The $1.8 million project will upgrade bridges and improve the Galloway Creek channel. (Other coverage: KSMU)
  • KSPR: Petitioners collecting signatures for audit of Wright County school. Some residents want the state to audit Manes Elementary School to review how the school is spending its money.
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