Daily brief (6/20): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high of 91.

A steady wind will gust up to 31 mph today. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms moves into the forecast tonight. Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy and cooler, with a high of 84 and a continued chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Wednesday deadline for Joplin unemployment claims. Those seeking unemployment assistance for work lost because of the Joplin tornado must file by Wednesday with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. (Other Joplin coverage: Rebuilding autism center: KY3; Church prays for healing: KSMU)
  • News-Leader: Blunt defends budget-plan vote. Sen. Roy Blunt said he voted for Paul Ryan’s House budget plan — which significantly changes Medicare — to encourage debate on the issues.
  • KSPR: New businesses popping up downtown. Several new ventures are opening up in downtown Springfield, including an Asian restaurant, a new coffee shop, and another sports bar.
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