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As the House of Representatives debates articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, we asked Springfield citizens their opinion on the issue.

Kevin Atkinson, 60

“I think this impeachment is a farce. It’s just that simple. There is absolutely no Constitutional basis for it, and is merely an attempt to override the will of the people electing our lawful President.”

Aidan McKenna, 18

A report that looked at data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identifies Springfield among the top 100 US cities with the highest sexually transmitted disease rates per capita. 

A research team at ranked Springfield 58th in the country with 980 STD cases per 100,000 people.


Burrell Behavioral Health will open a new expansion to one of its main facilities in Springfield Thursday.

The Connection Center is a major expansion at Burrell’s main location on E. Bradford Parkway.

It’s been renovated from office space to be more welcoming to clients and speed up access to mental health services.

Matt Lemmon is a spokesman for Burrell.

Carrington Hall
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The Missouri State University Board of Governors voted to continue work on the outdoor Tent Theatre pavilion that will be located outside of Craig Hall. 

The project is in the pre-design phase and is expected to be done by the summer 2022, according to Matt Morris, a university administrator.

According to MSU President Clif Smart, actor John Goodman is funding the lead gift for this project. Smart expects construction for the pavilion to cost around $4 to $5 million.

In our changing world, how can teachers be confident they are still teaching and reaching their students?

Dr. Stefanie Livers, assistant professor of childhood education and family studies at Missouri State University, researches teacher preparation and professional development of those already in the field. Her goal: to improve access and equity for all students.