Daily brief (8/29): Top picks from the Springfield media

There’s a 20 percent chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms today, and a steady breeze of up to 13 mph will ease the heat some.

Today’s high will be 89, and rain chances linger through tomorrow. The temperature will rise through the week, with 96-degree highs expected Wednesday and Thursday.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: City Council to discuss E-Verify proposal this week. Mayor Jim O’Neal and the City Council will discuss the future of a proposal that would require business owners to run prospective employees through the federal government’s E-Verify program. Some worry the program would be used to target and harass immigrants.
  • News-Leader: Springfield School District reviewing hiring practices. The Springfield School District plans on changing the way it hires employees to provide more consistency in the process.
  • KSMU: Walking School Bus program helps keep Springfield students safe. Five elementary schools in the Springfield district — Delaware, Jeffries, Rountree, Weaver, and Williams — are using the Walking School Bus program to encourage students to walk together.
  • KSPR: More performances on deck for Springfield. A number of performers have scheduled stops in the area over the next several months, including comedians Jeff Foxworthy (Feb. 3) and Jeff Dunham (March 10), the Christian band Third Day (Nov. 10), and Jerry Seinfeld (Oct. 29).
  • KY3: Suspicious fires in Lebanon under investigation. Two separate incidents involving fires set within minutes of each other are under investigation by the Lebanon Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal’s Office. All involve empty houses; no one was injured in the suspected arsons.
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