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2016 Year in Review No. 10: Northwest Project launches in city

The name is simple: the Northwest Project. The goal is gargantuan. It’s designed to make a tangible difference in the lives of families ready to escape poverty in one of the poorest areas of Springfield.

Chateau Pensmore owner Steve Huff is embroiled in a $63 million lawsuit filed against contractors of his mansion in Christian County.

Announcing the deal in the final days of 2015, SRC Holdings Corp. subsidiary Southwest Missouri Investments Inc. purchased the former Regal Beloit manufacturing plant on East Sunshine Street. The real work began this year.

A pair of manufacturers went before Springfield City Council in 2016 with over $70 million in expansion plans, built on municipal tax incentives.

The nation suffered through a historic election in 2016.

San Francisco-based ride-hailing company Uber announced plans March 16 to launch its service in Springfield pending the result of Missouri legislation.

While they grew by leaps and bounds in patients and staff, in 2016 area hospitals lost departments and consolidated across the board. While they grew by leaps and bounds in patients and staff, in 2016 area hospitals lost departments and consolidating across the board.

A new rule announced May 18 by the White House was designed to expand overtime pay to millions of workers, but late judicial moves put the rule on hold for 2016.

Branson is booming again. The live entertainment capital is in the midst of a $350 million resurgence as new entertainment options spring up across the city.

Bass Pro Shops potentially landed its biggest catch yet in the form of a $5.5 billion acquisition agreement of rival outdoor retailer Sidney, Neb.-based Cabela’s Inc. (NYSE: CAB).

From trouble at a castle in Christian County to the excitement over Uber and the ubiquitous 2016 election - we reported it all.

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