Daily brief (8/27): Top picks from the Springfield media

Areas of fog are expected early this morning with visibility reduced to less than a mile or less in some areas.  The fog will be mostly dense west of U.S. 65 and include the U.S. 71 and 60 corridors.  Be alert for rapid change in visibility over a short distance.

Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 86.

An isolated thunderstorm may be possible south and east of the I-44 corridor through this morning.

Tonight is mostly cloudy with a low around near 64.

Tomorrow will be sunny  with a high near 89.  After today, no more rain is expected until Friday.

Today’s picks

  • KSPR: Springfield City Council has a full agenda for Monday’s meeting. The city’s anti-discrimination ordinance and punishments for marijuana posession are just a few of the issues. (Other coverage:  OzarksFirst, KY3-prayer rally)
  •  OzarksFirst: Southwest Airlines to announce its plan for Branson. Airport officials are staging what they call a “pep rally” this afternoon at the Branson Landing, to announce when Southwest will start service in Branson, and what destination cities will be served.  Announcement is at 5 p.m., and Governor Nixon is expected to attend.
  • [Election] News-Leader: Now is not the time to debate social issues, say some in GOP. Akin’s comments highlighted divided opinions among Missouri Republicans and conservatives about how much emphasis should be put on social issues such as abortion rather than economic issues. (Other coverage:  OzarksFirst)
  • KY3: Officials to stop issuing permits for deer facilities in response to chronic wasting disease. The Missouri Conservation Commission has stopped issuing permits for new big-game hunting and breeding facilities that hold white-tailed or mule deer.
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