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    PNS Daily News - February 26, 20150 

    No turning back on net neutrality, the FCC takes a big vote today; also on our nationwide rundown; updates on child poverty, voting rights, and a look at whether the American Kennel Club is fighting against puppy mill laws.

Public News Service - Missouri

PHOTO: Childhood is less fun and games and more of a struggle for Missouri kids who grow up impoverished. A new report encourages the use of an updated tool to measure and combat child poverty. Photo credit: Hilary Clarcq/Morguefile.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - It's been more than 50 years since the federal government's official measure of poverty was created, and a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation says it's time for a new ruler. The current method for measuring poverty doesn't take into account assistance benefits or re...Read More

Public News Service - MO

PHOTO: Environmental groups in Missouri and around the nation are applauding President Barack Obama for his Tuesday veto of a bill that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. But it isn't the last word on the controversial project. Photo credit: shannonpatrick17/Flickr.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Despite approval from both of Missouri's U.S. senators and other lawmakers, President Barack Obama on Tuesday vetoed legislation that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. It isn't the last word on the massive pipeline project, which would transport oil...Read More

Public News Service - MO

PHOTO: A new report examines ways that concerns about the Clean Power Plan's impact on electric grid reliability can be addressed with strong operating procedures already used in the industry. Photo credit: M. Connors/Morguefile.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A new report finds Missouri can meet its carbon reduction goals proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency without compromising grid reliability. Some opponents argue that the Clean Power Plan will result in electric system failures, but a report from the "Analysis Group" ...Read More

Public News Service - MO

PHOTO: The subprime auto financing market has seen strong growth over the past couple of years, but a new report raises some red flags about exactly what is taking place. Photo credit: Pippalou/morguefile.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Similarities have been found in auto lending that look an awful lot like what happened in the mortgage market prior to the meltdown. Those trends are featured in a new report from the Center for Responsible Lending. Chris Kukla, the center’s senior vice presiden...Read More

Public News Service - MO

PHOTO: From breakfast in the classroom to "Grab and Go" options, Missouri school districts are offering creative options to help ensure more kids start the day with a healthy breakfast. Photo credit: gracey/morguefile.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - It's the most important meal of the day, and a new report finds more Missouri children in high-poverty areas are starting the school day with a healthy breakfast. According to the Food Research and Action Center, nearly 217,000 kids across the state took part in the federal Sc...Read More

Public News Service - MO

PHOTO: Single-use plastic bags would no longer be an option at checkout under a proposal before the Columbia city council. Photo credit: RonnieB/Morguefile.

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Paper or plastic? Environmental advocates hope the answer will soon be "neither" if the Columbia city council passes a measure designed to encourage the use of reusable bags. Under the ordinance, grocery stores, pharmacies, and convenience stores would be prohibited from giving out ...Read More

Public News Service - MO

PHOTO: A measles outbreak that began at Disneyland is intensifying the debate over vaccinations. Photo credit: CDC/NIP/Barbara Rice via Wikimedia Commons.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.- Doctors, parents and politicians all over the country are involved in a heated debate over vaccinations following a measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in California. Top health leaders have linked the outbreak to children who were not vaccinated for the disease. Dr. Lai...Read More

Public News Service - MO

PHOTO: Karen Englert was diagnosed with a rare heart disorder in her 20s, and has become a champion for heart-disease awareness, helping to spread the message that heart disease does not discriminate. Photo courtesy of Karen Englert.

ST. LOUIS - Nearly every minute of every day, a woman dies of heart disease, which affects 43 million women nationwide. That's why one Missouri survivor is speaking up to help others avoid becoming part of that statistic. Karen Englert was an active, vibrant 24-year-old who went to see her doctor a...Read More

Public News Service - MO

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