Daily brief (8/30): Top picks from the Springfield media

30 percent chance of showers and thunderstormsThere’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, primarily before 1 p.m. Otherwise, it will be partly sunny, with a high of 91. A south wind with gusts of up to 20 mph will ease the heat.

Rain chances dry up tomorrow, and August will end with a hot one: a high of 97.

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: Law-enforcement tax not likely for November ballot. The sales tax recommended by the Safety & Justice Roundtable for Greene County likely won’t make its way to the ballot this November. The deadline for the ballot language is at 5 p.m. today. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
  • OzarksFirst: Drive-through job fair today in Springfield. Midwest Family Marketing is hosting a drive-through job fair at two Springfield locations today: TeleTech (1720 E. Primrose St.) and the Kmart parking lot at Glenstone Avenue and Kearney Street.
  • KY3: E-Verify at heart of petition drive. Today, the City Council will discuss a public proposal at its luncheon that would require all employers to check their employees through the federal E-Verify system. Critics worry that the move will be used to target minorities. (Other coverage: News-Leader, OzarksFirst)
  • News-Leader: Elevated radon in four school buildings. Officials with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services found elevated levels of radon in four elementary schools in Springfield during the 2010-11 school year but said there is no imminent risk to using the buildings. Thirty-eight buildings were tested.

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