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Government  

Geographic Data Viewer

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

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...
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...
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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Business, Missouri & Ozarks  

2009 Competitive Assessment

Results from a Competitive Assessment of the Springfield metropolitan area were released October 14.  More...
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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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...
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...
Missouri & Ozarks  

Summer Fun in the Ozarks

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

Family Connectedness in a Technical World

Technology increases family togetherness, according to a recent Pew report.  More...
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...
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...
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...
Science  

Arbor Day

National Arbor Day is Friday, April 24. How will you celebrate?  More...
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...
Law, Education  

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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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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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...
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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