Daily brief (3/29): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 80. A 30 percent of showers and thunderstorms moves into the forecast tonight and will dip to 20 percent tomorrow morning.

Friday should be partly sunny, and a high of 76 is expected. The weekend will be sunny and mild, although a chance of rain re-enters the forecast for Sunday.

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Springfield’s E-Verify ordinance goes into effect June 4. Springfield law requiring every business in the city to check its employees through the federal E-Verify system goes into effect June 4, and business owners and others are wondering how it will work in practice.
  • OzarksFirst: Camdenton schools, ACLU settle Internet filter case. The Camdenton School District, which had been blocking certain informational sites regarding gay and lesbian issues, will change its filter to stop block the sites.
  • KY3: Greene County looks for thieves stealing checks from mailboxes. Law-enforcement officials say five people had checks stolen from their mailboxes in Greene County.
  • KSPR: City officials say they are committed to making Springfield more bike-friendly. Some residents would like to see more bike-friendly routes throughout the city. A master bicycling plan calls for expanded trails, repaired sidewalks, and making roads more bike-friendly.
  • KSMU: Common tax errors to avoid.The Internal Revenue Service say the most common errors for tax filers stem from arithmetic errors, and officials say one of the best ways to avoid them is to file electronically.
  • OzarksFirst: Uncontested races will help GOP solidify control of Missouri legislature. In more than half of the Missouri House and Senate races, only one Democrat or Republican is on the ballot.
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