Daily brief (1/31): Top picks from the Springfield media

A mostly cloudy day is in store for the Ozarks, with a 20 percent chance of drizzle before noon, according to the National Weather Service in Springfield. Rain is possible this afternoon.

It will be unseasonably warm, as the high approaches 63. Winds could reach gusts of up to 30 mph.

Skies will turn partly sunny tomorrow, and it will remain unseasonably mild, with a high of 60. Mild weather will remain through Friday, when a 70 percent chance of showers enters the forecast.

Today’s picks

  • KY3: Council considering two red-light camera proposals. The City Council is considering two proposals regarding Springfield’s red-light cameras: one, sponsored by six members, would turn them back on; the other, from Councilman Tom Bieker, would put the issue before voters. (Other coverage: News-Leader, OzarksFirst, KSPR)
  • OzarksFirst: Missouri Hotel welcoming back residents. The Missouri Hotel, the Springfield homeless shelter damaged by fire earlier this month, is now letting some residents move back in. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • News-Leader: No-compete clause sparks Farmers Market rift. The Greater Springfield Farmers Market is considering a no-compete clause that would prevent farmers who sell at the market from selling anywhere else.
  • OzarksFirst: Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls debate in Branson. Congressman Todd Akin and former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman faced off in a debate Monday night in Branson. (Other coverage: News-Leader)
  • KSPR: Republic tax issue on Feb. 7 ballot. Republic is asking voters to renew a sales tax to pay for stormwater improvements in the city.
  • KSMU: CFO offers community-investment loans for nonprofits. For the past three years, the Community Foundation of the Ozarks has been offering low-interest loans to eligible nonprofit organizations.
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