Daily brief (8/21): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly sunny but a little milder, with a high of 89.

Tonight will be partly cloudy, and a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms moves into the forecast tomorrow. Otherwise, it will be mostly sunny with a high of 90.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Nixa sinkhole reopens. The site of a sinkhole that swallowed half of a house in Springfield has reopened, prompting questions from area residents. (Other coverage: KSPR)
  • News-Leader: City attorney says immigration petition language may be too broad. A citizen petition  targeting illegal immigration uses the term “unlawful worker,” which may be too broad, Springfield City Attorney Dan Wichmer said.
  • KSMU: Springfield preparing to examine 25,000 urban trees. The Springfield Department of Public Works is preparing to conduct an inventory of all trees owned by the city or in its right-of-way.
  • News-Leader: Students return to campus. Thousands of students are returning to Springfield as Missouri State, Drury, and Evangel universities reopen their dorms and prepare for the start of classes.
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