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Community Matters Government 

Geographic Data Viewer

This new, interactive map from the City of Springfield is chock-full of useful data.    More...
Community Matters Education 

Back to School

Some tips to help you get the most out of your remaining summer days while also getting ready to go back to school.  More...
Community Matters 

The First Amendment and the "Freedom to Read"

Banned Books Week, which runs September 24-October 1, draws attention to the history and continued existence of challenges to reader's rights.  More...
Community Matters Government 

Tax Time

Have you heard? The IRS will no longer send income tax packages in the mail. But you can still pick up forms at your local Library.  More...
Community Matters Missouri & Ozarks 

Ozarks' Holiday Celebrations

There are endless ways to celebrate the holiday season in Greene County and many options are free for the whole family.
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Community Matters Business Missouri & Ozarks 

2009 Competitive Assessment

Results from a Competitive Assessment of the Springfield metropolitan area were released October 14.  More...
Community Matters Health & Wellness 

Flu Season

It's flu season in the Ozarks. Stay informed on area flu information and learn prevention tips.
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Community Matters Law 

Puppy Mills

Missouri is currently the puppy mill capital of the the U.S.  What does that mean for the people and pets of Missouri?  More...
Community Matters Government 

Iran Election

There has been a lot of news coverage of the protests in Iran. Why are these protests occurring, who is in the right, and how does this story affect us as Americans?  More...
Community Matters Missouri & Ozarks 

Summer Fun in the Ozarks

School is out and it's time for some summer fun in the Ozarks.  More...
Community Matters Science 

Final Transition to Digital TV, Friday, June 12

The last two full-power analog TV stations in Springfield turned off their signals on Friday, June 12.   More...
Community Matters Health & Wellness Missouri & Ozarks 

Bicycling in the Ozarks

Admit it. You've got one. Somewhere in the back of your garage it sits, probably covered in dirt and surrounded by your recyclables. Like a long forgotten friend, it calls to you: Sure is nice out! We should go for a ride. You slam the door and head for the couch.

Time to stop ignoring the call!  Dust off your bicycle and go for a spin.  Whether for fun or transportation, there are lots of ways to bike the Ozarks!
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Community Matters Health & Wellness Law 

Teen Dating Violence

A new report released in March gives Missouri, along with ten other states, a failing grade in providing legal resources to protect teens from dating violence.  More...
Community Matters Science 

Family Connectedness in a Technical World

Technology increases family togetherness, according to a recent Pew report.  More...
Community Matters Missouri & Ozarks Science 

Sinkholes cause headaches for many in Springfield

Recently, it was reported that a sinkhole opened up just outside of a local elementary.  A few days later, another small sinkhole appeared just down the road.  What exactly causes these massive, spontaneous depressions in the earth's surface and what are their consequences?  Let's do some mental spelunking!  More...
Community Matters Art 

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May) is just around the corner. Learn more about this holiday and the Ozarks' vibrant Hispanic community.  More...
Community Matters Health & Wellness 

Eating Down the Fridge

Are you looking for a way to save money and reduce waste? Consider skipping your usual trip to the grocery store for a week – or more – and eat what you already have on hand. Save dollars at the store and save food that might have been wasted.  More...
Community Matters Science 

Arbor Day

National Arbor Day is Friday, April 24. How will you celebrate?  More...
Community Matters Health & Wellness Law Science 

Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act

Designed to protect children from exposure to lead and phthalates, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) has met with some debate.  More...
Community Matters Education Law 

Local students prepare for MAP testing

Area students will be taking the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) test between March 30th and April 27th.  Every year, it seems the test leaves many students and parents scratching their heads and pondering the value of the time spent both preparing and taking the lengthy tests. 
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Community Matters Law 

April 7, 2009 Election

The upcoming election will include races for city council, school board, and fire protection board in many Greene County communities.

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Community Matters 

Springfield Rejects One-Cent Sales Tax

Springfield voters rejected a new one-cent sales tax for the purpose of funding the City of Springfield Police and Firefighters Pension System.  More...
Community Matters Law 

The Nonpartisan Court Plan for Greene County

The Nonpartisan Court Plan, a proposal to change the way Greene County Judges are selected, is likely to appear on the November Ballot.
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