Daily brief (1/21): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will begin with patchy fog, and a 30 percent chance of snow moves into the forecast after noon. High will be 31.

Watch the morning drive: News organizations (KY3, OzarksFirst, KSPR) are reporting slick spots on the road this morning.

Tonight, there will be a 20 percent chance of snow, but the clouds should clear by tomorrow.

Today’s picks:

  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Homeless counts planned for next week. Several nonprofit organizations around the state will be conducting a point-in-time count Tuesday to try to gauge the size of Missouri’s homeless population.
  • KY3: Wi-fi hotspot: Local businesses take steps to protect users. A growing number of business are requiring a password for access to their public networks in an effort to prevent misuse.
  • News-Leader: Christian County Commission votes to propose use tax. Commissioner Lou Lapaglia is reconsidering his “yes” vote after he learned more about the proposal.
  • KSPR: Strafford again debates modifying school calendar. At a meeting last night, a petition with 400 signatures against changing the academic calendar in Strafford was presented to school administrators and board members.

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