Daily brief (4/23): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be sunny and cool, with a high of 61. Tonight will remain clear, and the low will dip to 42.

Tomorrow will warm back up, with sunny skies and a high of 76. Expect highs in the 70s and 80s and no precipitation for the rest of the week

Today’s picks

  • News-Leader: Possible changes to smoking ban to be considered tonight. The Springfield City Council will hold public hearings at tonight’s meeting to consider possible amendments to Springfield’s smoking ban. Among the possibilities: allowing smoking as part of theatrical performance, and removing electronic cigarettes from the ban. (Other coverage: KSPR, OzarksFirst)
  • OzarksFirst: Missouri GOP releases unofficial caucus results. In a count released this weekend, the Missouri Republican Party awarded 12 delegates to Mitt Romney, seven delegates to Rick Santorum, four to Ron Paul, and one to Newt Gingrich. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • KY3: Relay for Life has decrease in donations. The economic slump has caused a dropoff in support for the annual Relay for Life campaign for the American Cancer Society.
  • KSPR: Missouri House leaders want to limit talk of sexual orientation in school. Republican leaders in the House are backing a bill that would prohibit teaching, extracurricular activities, or materials that discuss sexual orientation in schools.
  • KSMU: New Phelps Grove Park marker honors heroine. The local chapter of the Daughters of Union Veterans will dedicate a marker to Mary Whitney Phelps, who brought supplies and helped care for wounded troops. The dedication will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 29.

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