Daily brief (3/7): Top picks from the Springfield media

Mostly cloudyToday will be mostly cloudy, with a high of 49. It will be windy, with gusts of up to 21 mph.

Tonight brings a slight chance of showers. Rain and a chance of thunderstorms moves into the forecast tomorrow as the temperature gets a little warmer. A high of 55 is expected.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Branson’s fast growth surprises city officials. The Taney County tourist town added more than 4,000 people to grow by 74 percent over the past decade.
  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: $400 million development could change. The Springfield City Council will hear the amended proposal tonight for a development at U.S. Highways 60 and 65, which could include a donation of park land.
  • KSPR: Council considering bill to regulate after-hours businesses. The Springfield City Council is considering regulating some businesses that stay open from 1:30 – 6 a.m. The Springfield Police Department says it is seeing an increase in calls during that time.
  • News-Leader: Survey: Parents have positive perception of school district’s quality. Almost 89 percent of parents surveyed in the Springfield school district say it has maintained or improved quality over the past five years.

 

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