Daily brief (3/6): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be sunny and warm but breezy, with gusts of up to 43 mph. The high will hit 70.

Winds will remain strong through tomorrow, which will be another warm day. Clouds will move in, however, and showers are expected tomorrow night. Thunderstorms are likely Thursday.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: President Obama to give commencement speech at Joplin. President Obama will come to Joplin on May 21 — nearly a year after the tornado that devastated the area — to give the commencement speech to the Joplin High School Class of 2012. (Other coverage: KSPR, KY3, News-Leader)
  • News-Leader: Victims of Branson tornado band together. Residents who survived the tornado have banded together to support each other and help rebuild the town and their lives. (Other coverage: KSPR, KY3Dallas County enters new stage of recovery: OzarksFirst)
  • KSMU: Nixon encourages universities to apply for innovation grants. The state of Missouri is offering $10 million in innovation grants to the state’s four-year universities to allow businesses to partner with local businesses.
  • KSPR: City creates new board to fight ‘brain drain.’ A new advisory board made up of students from the four major college campuses in Springfield will advise the city on ways to keep talented students in Springfield after they graduate.

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