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Daily brief (2/23): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly sunny and breezy, with a high of 64.

Wind gusts could reach speeds of up to 43 mph. A cold front will move in by tomorrow, and temperatures will drop. It will remain mostly sunny, but the high will be 46.

Saturday will be another sunny sky, with a high of 50.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: 200 postal jobs may be affected by proposed closing. Postal workers learned Wednesday night that the Springfield processing facility will close, affecting up to 200 jobs at the center. (Other coverage: KSPR, KY3, OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: Lawmakers considering expanding term limits. A resolution under consideration in the Missouri Senate seeks to put term limits on the attorney general, state auditor, secretary of state, and lieutenant governor.
  • KY3: Commission proposes adding sexual orientation, gender identity to protected categories. The Mayor’s Commission on Human Rights has proposed adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the protected categories against discrimination in Springfield. The City Council must approve the measure for it to take effect.
  • KSPR: Wrongly convicted man tries to get life back on track. Zack Stewart spent four years in prison after being convicted of killing David Dulin, 53, of Hurley. His conviction was overturned on appeal, and new evidence exonerated him.
  • KSMU: Civility Project celebrates one-year mark. Next week, the Civility Project in Springfield will host a number of events in town to celebrate its one-year mark. Among the activities: a poetry slam, a movie and discussion at the Moxie Cinema, and a free soup dinner at the Cook’s Kettle.
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