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Daily brief (2/9): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly cloudy with a high of 43. Clouds will remain tonight, and a slight chance of rain or snow moves into the forecast after midnight.

Slight chances of precipitation remain through noon tomorrow. A high of 41 is expected. Skies will turn partly sunny, but winds will pick up, resulting in wind-chill temperatures as low as 28.

Though Saturday will be sunny, a winter blast of cold air will hit, resulting in a high of only 28. Sunday will be slightly warmer, getting above the freezing mark to 36.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: City evaluating E-Verify implementation. The city is evaluating how to implement the new E-Verify ordinance, which passed Tuesday night. Officials will have to figure out how to enforce the new law and whether more staff will be needed. (Other coverage: KY3, OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: Time-share companies top Better Business Bureau’s list of complaints. Time-share companies and travel clubs top the list of complaints for 2011 at the Better Business Bureau of Southwest Missouri. 
  • KSPR: Community Foundation of the Ozarks giving $127,500 to help fight poverty. The Community Foundation of the Ozarks, in partnership with Commerce Trust Co., is giving $127,500 to 14 regional organizations that work on rural-poverty issues.
  • KY3: Bolivar will no longer fluoridate its water. Bolivar city leaders voted Monday night to stop putting fluoride in the city’s water. Though health officials worry about an increase in dental problems, Mayor John Best said the move will save the city $20,000 a year.
  • KSMU: Plaster Center set for January completion. Missouri State University is in the process of tearing down the old Willow Brook Farms plant to make way for the Plaster Center, which will house the cooperative engineering program as well as Small Business and Technology Development.

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