Daily brief (8/31): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly sunny and hot, with a high of 98. Expect more of the same through Saturday, when the first chances of rain enters the forecast.

Tomorrow will be another hot one, with a high of 98.

Today’s picks

  • KSMU: City Council mulls costs with E-Verify petition. The proposed ordinance, from the Ozarks Minutemen, would require all employers to use the federal government’s E-Verify system to check applicants. (Other coverage: News-Leader, OzarksFirst, KY3, KSPR)
  • OzarksFirst: KSFX to become KOZL. KSFX, which lost its Fox affiliation to KRBK, will become KOZL tomorrow and focus more of its programming on local content, from 12 hours a week to 24.
  • KSPR: State auditor rates Douglas County ‘poor.’ State Auditor Tom Schweich said Douglas County needs to improve record-keeping and monitoring practices for its spending. (Other coverage: KY3, OzarksFirst)
  • KY3: Logan-Rogersville School District cuts $1.3 million. The Logan-Rogersville School District has cut $1.3 million from a variety of areas including $500,000 from capital projects, but Superintendent Jeremy Tucker says the cuts should not affect the quality of education.

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