Daily brief (4/13): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be sunny and warmer, with a high of 76.

Tonight will be mostly clear, but tomorrow brings a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. It will be partly sunny and breezy, with gusts of up to 32 mph.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Extension of unemployment benefits headed to governor. The Missouri House approved a $105 million extension of unemployment benefits that will allow long-term unemployed people to collect up to 99 weeks of benefits.
  • News-Leader: New City Council starts term. A new City Council with one new member and four incumbents began its term this week. Tom Bieker is replacing Dan Chiles.
  • KY3: Ban on public smoking begins June 11. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will spend the next two months educating groups and businesses about the smoking ordinance passed by voters.
  • KSPR: Six juvenile centers closing. Missouri will close six juvenile centers including one in the Ozarks because of budget cuts.
  • KSMU: Good Community Committee launching Civility Project. At an event tonight at the Gillioz Theatre, the Good Community Committee will launch an initiative called the Civility Project to foster public discussion about community issues.
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