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    PNS Daily News - March 31, 20150 

    We’re covering stories from coast to coast, including: Opponents want Indiana’s controversial Religious freedom Restoration Act amended or repealed; Older Americans in Phoenix will be voicing their concerns as part of the White House Conference on Aging; controversial Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is expected to show his support today for a state takeover of public lands.

Public News Service - Missouri

PHOTO: The sacrifices and service of those who served in the Vietnam War will be honored at ceremonies across the state today, as Missouri observes its third Vietnam Veterans Day. Photo credit: taliesin/

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - It's been nearly 40 years since the official end of the Vietnam War and today Missouri honors the sacrifices of all those who served in the conflict. Many Vietnam veterans came home to find the country in the midst of the anti-establishment, anti-war movement of the late 1960...Read More

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PHOTO: According to a new report released by a coalition of organizations, LGBT women in Missouri and around the country face lower pay, frequent harassment, compromised access to health care and heightened violence that threatens their economic security. Photo credit: click/morguefile.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Nearly 16 percent of Missourians live in poverty, and a new report finds lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender women are among those most at risk. The findings were released by a coalition of organizations, including the National Women's Law Center. Fatima Goss Graves...Read More

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PHOTO: Pediatric nephrologist Dr. Bradley Warady is optimistic the results of a new study published today could help keep some kids with kidney disease off dialysis and the transplant list. Photo courtesy of J. Salazar/Children's Mercy.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - New hope is on the horizon for children suffering from chronic kidney disease, thanks to the results of a study released today that, for the first time, identifies some of the factors that can lead to kidney failure. Dr. Bradley Warady, pediatric nephrologist of Children's Mercy...Read More

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PHOTO: It's National Poison Prevention Week, and experts are reminding Missourians to keep cleaning products and other chemicals as well as medicationd out of the reach of children. Photo credit: pippalou/morguefile.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Infant or senior, it doesn't matter the age: Poisoning is the leading cause of injury death. It's National Poison Prevention Week, and experts are reminding Missourians of ways to respond to and prevent poisonings. Alysha Behrman, a nurse specialist at the Drug and Poison Info...Read More

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PHOTO: Annual exams and other preventive measures are among the health-care services on the line for more than 122,000 Missouri women, according to a new study. Photo credit: click/morguefile.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The oral arguments have been made and as thousands of Missourians watch and wait to see if they still will be able to afford health insurance a new study highlights just how much of an impact the King versus Burwell case could have on the state. The Supreme Court will decide if t...Read More

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PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court hears the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act today. At stake is whether millions of Americans in three dozen states including Missouri still will be able to receive federal subsidies to help with their health-insurance costs. Photo credit: holder/morguefile.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A U.S. Supreme Court hearing today could have serious implications for thousands of people in Missouri receiving subsidies through the Affordable Care Act. In King vs. Burwell, justices will decide whether federal health-insurance subsidies in states such as Michigan that use ...Read More

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PHOTO: The number of solar industry jobs in Missouri dropped from 2,800 in 2013 to 2,500 in 2014, according to a new analysis from The Solar Foundation. Photo credit: pedrojperez/

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Policy squabbles and a fight over rebates may have clouded Missouri's once blossoming solar industry, according to new data that shows the state lost 300 solar jobs last year. The latest analysis now ranks the state 16th in the nation for solar industry employment, down...Read More

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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

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