Daily brief (7/19): Top picks from the Springfield media

Prepare for a week of hot, hot, hot.

Today will be sunny and — surprise! — hot, with a high of 96. A heat advisory is in effect for today and will cover the Ozarks for the week, as heat indices top 100 and will pose a threat to people outside for long periods of time.

Tomorrow will be more of the same, with a high of 98.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Taney County racetrack approved — with conditions. Members of the Taney County Planning Commission on Monday approved controversial plans and a permit to build a $250 million NASCAR-style track on 800 acres south of Hollister. (Other coverage: KY3, OzarksFirst, KSPR)
  • KSPR: Nixa City Council reject parking ordinance, loses grant. Nixa will lose a $120,000 grant for sidewalks and a bike path after the City Council rejected an ordinance that would have prevented parking on one side of Verna Lane. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • OzarksFirst: Comedians prepare for Joplin benefit show. Nationally known comedians including Yakov Smirnoff, Davis Koechner (of “Anchorman”) and Brett Butler (of “Grace Under Fire) will perform at 7 tonight as part of “Stand Up For Joplin” at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. The show will be taped and broadcast on television. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
  • KSMU: Last call for curbside debris pickup in Joplin. Federal contractors will make one last sweep through Joplin on July 22 to pick up debris.
  • News-Leader: New motto appears on Greene County Commission seal. “In God We Trust” now appears on the Greene County Commission’s seal.

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