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Daily brief (7/28): Top picks from the Springfield media

The heat wave continues today, with a high of 100 expected.

With the heat index expected to hit 103, a heat advisory remains in effect for the Ozarks. It will remain sunny and hot for the day. A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms moves into the forecast tomorrow, though, and rain chances will linger through the weekend.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Beach reopens at Lake of the Ozarks. The Grand Glaize Beach will be reopened after the latest round of water testing showed acceptable bacteria levels.   
  • KY3: Joplin group aims to replace dogwoods. A Tree Grows, a volunteer group in Joplin, plans to replant scores of dogwood trees lost in the May 22 tornado.
  • News-Leader: Springfield happy with online traffic survey. About 1,000 people responded to an online survey from the city of Springfield ranking 70 proposed street and traffic projects.
  • KSMU: CFO initiative aims to bring talented teachers back home. The Ozarks Teacher Corps, a project of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, is an effort to keep teachers in their rural communities and teach in their hometowns.
  • KSPR: Nixon signs legislation banning teacher-student friendships on social-networking sites. A new law signed by Gov. Jay Nixon last week restricts direct access between students and teachers with their private profiles on social-networking sites such as Facebook.
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