Daily brief (6/13): Top picks from the Springfield media

Today will be sunny and hot, with a high of 85. Tonight will be partly cloudy, and the low will dip to 62.

The warming trend will continue tomorrow, with mostly sunny skies and a high of 88. Expect hot days into the weekend, as skies remain sunny and the highs dance with the 90-degree mark.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Missouri unemployment rate holds at 7.3%. The state lost 7,300 jobs in May, but the unemployment rate held steady at 7.3% — a 41-month low.
  • News-Leader: Programs for low-income students face deep cuts. The Springfield School District will lose $900,000 in federal funding next year for programs targeting low-income students. (Other coverage: OzarksFirst)
  • KY3: Food trucks serve as test kitchens. Local entrepreneurs looking to try out their restaurant ideas find food trucks a lower-cost alternative to a full-blown location.
  • KSPR: Ozone concerns on tap for Thursday meeting. State officials will be visiting with the Springfield-Greene County Environmental Advisory Board on Thursday to talk about what’s being done about ground-level ozone in the Springfield area.
  • KSMU: Vehicle/pedestrian wrecks on the rise. Local emergency officials are seeing more vehicle/pedestrian wrecks partly because of distracted driving.
  • OzarksFirst: Fisk picked as newest councilmember. Jan Fisk, co-owner of J. Howard Fisk Limousines in Springfield, has been tapped as the newest member of the Springfield City Council. She replaces Bob Stephens, who became mayor after Jim O’Neal resigned. (Other coverage: News-Leader, KY3)
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