Daily brief (11/9): Top picks from the Springfield media

A cloudy, drizzly morning will gradually clear throughout the day, leaving behind a cooler day. Today’s high will be about 52.

Tonight will be cold, with lows dipping below freezing and patches of frost possible. Tomorrow will be another cool one, with a high of 51. But warmer temperatures should return by the weekend.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: No changes to smoking ban from City Council. City Councilwoman Cindy Rushefsky said she would oppose any amendments to Springfield’s smoking ban, which was approved by voters earlier this year. The voter-approved measure requires a unanimous vote for any changes, forcing opponents of the ban to seek a petition to put a revised measure on the ballot. (Other coverage: KSMU, KY3, OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: National Emergency Alert System test today. The Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management will be taking part in a national test of the Emergency Alert System at 1 p.m. today. Public warnings will air on local broadcast radio and television stations.
  • KY3: Minimum-wage measure headed to Missouri ballot. The Missouri secretary of state’s office approved several initiative petitions for the Missouri ballot in 2012, including one that proposes raising the state’s minimum wage to $8.25 an hour.
  • KSPR: Groundbreaking today for new Springfield park. The Springfield-Greene County Park Board and the Kiwanis Club of Downtown Springfield will break ground at 10 a.m. today on a new playground at Jenny Lincoln Park. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
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