Daily brief (12/4): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly cloudy and colder, with a high of 44.

There’s a 50 percent chance of rain, with rain turning to snow after midnight. Accumulation of less than a half-inch is possible. Tomorrow will be colder, with a high of 34, and snow will continue throughout the day.

Snow should end by Tuesday, but the cold will remain throughout the week.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: National, Ozarks unemployment rates down. Businesses are hiring, but some people have also given up looking for work, leading to a drop in unemployment rates. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: DNR report some water systems fail to monitor quality. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources found that 23 water systems — including some in the Ozarks — regularly fail to meet drinking-water testing requirements.
  • OzarksFirst: Charity takes to the big screen for donations. For five cans of food, donors got to attend a movie for free while helping the Salvation Army of the Ozarks.
  • News-Leader: Special report: 70 years since Pearl Harbor. The Springfield News-Leader has a special report in today’s edition chronicling the attack that drew the United States into World War II.
  • KSPR: Campaign to legalize marijuana under way in Missouri. A group called Show-Me Cannabis Regulation is seeking signatures to put a measure on the ballot to legalize marijuana in Missouri.
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