Daily brief (1/4): Top picks from the Springfield media

Skies will remain clear and sunny today, with a high of 49 expected. Tonight will dip down to 29, but tomorrow will be warmer, with the high expected to hit 58.

Highs will stay in the upper 50s on Friday before dipping back into the 40s for the weekend.

Today’s picks

  • KSMU: Greene County prepares for Feb. 7 primary. Issues including the city of Springfield’s proposed E-Verify ordinance (PDF) are on the Feb. 7 ballot (PDF of full ballot). Though there will be a Republican presidential primary, the process won’t select any delegates, as the Missouri party has opted for a caucus system this year.
  • KSPR: City committee to tackle red-light cameras, parking boots. Springfield’s Plans and Policies Committee will meet at noon today on the fourth floor of the Busch Municipal Building (840 Boonville Ave.) to discuss the future of red-light cameras and a possible ordinance to ban parking boots from the downtown area.
  • OzarksFirst: Sparta celebrates new high school. Today, Sparta students will start the spring semester in a new $8 million high-school building. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • KY3: Red Cross office in Springfield now oversees larger area. The Greater Ozarks and the South East Missouri chapters of the American Red Cross have merged into one large southern Missouri region.
  • News-Leader: Rare Breed wants to move to larger facility. The Rare Breed Youth Outreach Center, run by The Kitchen Inc., wants to move into a former Union Pacific railroad depot (301 N. Main Ave.) for more space.

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