Daily brief (9/7): Top picks from the Springfield media

Another unseasonably mild day is in store for the Ozarks: Sunny, with a high of 76.

Tonight will remain mostly clear and drop again into the high 40s. The next few days will be more of the same, with mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the 70s.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: E-Verify petition will go to voters. A tie vote at Monday’s City Council meeting means the E-Verify proposal (PDF) submitted by the Ozarks Minutemen will go to the voters in an election that will cost $145,000. The petition would require local businesses to check all potential employees with the federal E-Verify system. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst, KY3, KSMU, KSPR)
  • KSPR: New effort in Nixa to target teens and prescription meds. The Reduce the Abuse Christian County Coalition is working with the Nixa Police Department on an effort to combat prescription drug abuse by teens. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • KY3: Convoy of Hope in need of donations. Donations are up for the Springfield-based charity that helps after natural disasters. But a series of severe disasters, including ones in Japan and Haiti, have tapped Convoy of Hope’s resources.
  • OzarksFirst: Special session brings Catch-22 on jobs package. Missouri lawmakers are working on a package to lure businesses and employers to the state, but the proposal also eliminates tax credits that would affect 100,000 Missourians. (Other coverage: News-Leader)

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