Daily brief (5/30): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be partly sunny and cooler, with a high of 82. There’s a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms today that will increase to 80 percent tonight. Up to an inch of rain is possible tonight.

Tomorrow, showers are likely to continue, and temperatures will drop sharply. Tomorrow’s high is expected to hit 69, and the low will dip to 48 overnight.

Friday will be sunny and cooler, with a high of 69.

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: Voters to decide fate of Springfield’s smoking ban. Voters will decide June 5 whether to keep or overturn Springfield’s smoking ban, which prevents smoking in public places. (Other coverage: News-Leader, OzarksFirst)
  • KY3: Ozarks libraries starting summer programs.  The Lebanon-Laclede County Public Library, like others in the Ozarks, is offering free educational programs for kids.
  • OzarksFirst: Fountain turned on at Jordan Valley Park. The Ozark Stream and Fountain at downtown’s Jordan Valley Park is now running on a regular schedule for the summer season.
  • KY3: City Council to choose from nine applicants. Nine people have applied for the Springfield City Council spot left vacant by Mayor Jim O’Neal’s resignation. (Other coverage: KSPR)
  • KSMU: Joplin schools wrap up difficult year. Joplin Public Schools started the school year on time, despite last year’s tornado, and the year culminated with a commencement speech from President Barack Obama.
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