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Daily brief (8/3): Top picks from the Springfield media

Another 100-degree day is in store today, but a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms may bring relief for some spots.

The excessive heat warning for the area continues, as the high hits 103. The heat index could reach 112. Tomorrow will be another hot day, with a slight chance of precipitation.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Voters reject bond issues, infrastructure projects. Throughout the Ozarks, voters rejected school bond issues and tax levies for infrastructure projects. Texas County also rejected the proposal to join Ozarks Technical Community College. (Other coverage: KSPR)
  • KY3: Ava wins $25,000 Pepsi Refresh grant. The Ava Community Playground was one of 15 projects nationally to win a $25,000 grant from Pepsi.
  • News-Leader: Consultant evaluates expo center. Consultant Rob Hunden told the Springfield City Council that up to $55 million in investment is needed to make the Springfield Expo Center competitive. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • KSMU: Officials break ground on new park center. Work has begun on the new Dan Kinney Family Center in southeast Springfield. The two-story facility will have more than 35,000 square feet. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
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