National Weather Service

Areas Experiencing Severe to Extreme Drought Expand in Missouri

The drought in Missouri continues to worsen. The National Weather Service has expanded areas that are included in the severe drought and extreme drought. Springfield is in the severe category. Joplin is in the extreme area. Normal rainfall in Springfield since June 1 is 9.33 inches, according to the National Weather Service. The area has received 6.06 inches. In Joplin, normal rainfall since June 1 is 10.45 inches, and the area has received 5.41 inches. Rain is in the forecast for the next...

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Kris Kobach Says He Will Recuse Himself From Kansas Vote Count

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who leads Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer by a razor-thin initial vote tally in the Republican primary race for governor, said Thursday night that he would recuse himself from the vote-counting process. Kobach told CNN Thursday night that he would be "happy to recuse" himself and would make a formal announcement Friday. As of Thursday night Kobach leads Colyer by 121 votes, out of about 311,000 ballots cast in Tuesday's Republican gubernatorial primary,...

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Literacy and Democracy

SMS and You News Update 07/03/01

Jul 2, 2001

In the first of a 2 part interview, Don Hendricks talks with Distinguished Professor of History Jim Giglio, about his new book: MUSIAL, FROM STASH TO STAN THE MAN It's Giglio's biography of baseball great Stan Musial

Civic Participation

SMS and You News Update 06/26/01

Jun 25, 2001

SMSU,Drury University and others, have joined forces to study water quality problems in the Ozarks. On this edition of SMS and You, James River BAsin Partnership Director Diana Sheridan talks about the effort.

Safe Use of Pesticides

SMS and You News Update 06/19/01

Jun 18, 2001

The Southwest Missouri Health Education Center is hosting an Algebra Academy for high school seniors, and on this edition of SMS AND YOU, Tim Weyers talks about the academy and the role it plays in the centers mission.

Government Workers

SMS and You News Update 06/12/01

Jun 11, 2001

On this edition of SMS AND YOU, Don Hendricks talks with Stephanie Orman, Associate Director of the Center For Dispute Resolution.

Recreation Opportunities in Springfield

SMS and You News Update 06/05/01

Jun 4, 2001

Steve Robinette is the Director of Acedemic Outreach at SMSU, and on this edition of SMS and You, Robinette talks about his recent visit to Dalian China where SMS has established a branch campus at Liaoning Teachers University.

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