Springfieldian Mark Applegate is among a group of 900 Alzheimer's advocates in Washington D.C. this week to try and get Medicare to cover new treatments that show promise in slowing down the progression of the disease.
Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has signed a new law that will allow a monument near the state Capitol marking the number of abortions performed in Arkansas before the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade.
President Biden is pushing for the US attorney general and other top officials to help him strengthen gun control with background checks. He signed an executive order earlier this week to try and make that happen.
Springfield will continue to host the National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championships that's been here for the last 13 years. So even though the Missouri State High School Basketball Championships are moving back to Columbia, the Queen City will still have an event in March that provides a lot of economic impact.