Daily brief (1/8): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly cloudy, although no chance of precipitation is in the forecast. Today’s high will be 47.

Clouds will decrease throughout today, with tonight’s low dipping to 32. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny, with a high of 50. Rain is likely by Tuesday.

KSMU technical difficulties

KSMU, the public-radio affiliate in the Ozarks at 91.1 FM, is experiencing some technical difficulties that may result in the station being off the air or providing alternate programming this weekend.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Economy leads legislative session. Republican leaders in the Missouri House and Senate are looking at ways to change the laws to make the state more enticing to businesses.
  • KY3: Hillcrest football star takes MVP honors. Dorial Green-Beckham earned the co-MVP award Saturday at the U.S. All-American Bowl in San Antonio. (Other coverage: KSPR, News-Leader, OzarksFirst)
  • News-Leader: E-Verify ordinance still sparks controversy. A compromise ordinance requiring Springfield businesses to check employees using the federal E-Verify system heads to voters on Feb. 7. (Full text of proposal [with commentary])
  • KSMU: Civil War flags available for online viewing. The Missouri State Museum will display 45 historic flags from its collection online.
  • KSPR: Living with leukemia: A 7-year-old’s journey. Cara Hawxby of Springfield has been living with leukemia since October. On Saturday, the family held a fashion-show fund-raiser to help pay for her medical bills.
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