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    PNS Daily News - February 11, 20160 

    Our roundup of today’s news includes concern that the Supreme Court's decision on climate change regulations could scuttle the Paris climate agreement, presidential candidates are moving on from New Hampshire to South Carolina in search of delegates, and oyster aficionados are watching the latest efforts to restore Chesapeake Bay.

Public News Service - Missouri

A unique multi-state conference will be held in early March to help communities establish closer farm-to-school relations. (Center for Rural Affairs)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Farmers, ranchers, school administrators, educators, students and community leaders from the Midwest will gather in Nebraska City, Neb., on March 2 for the Midwest Farm to School Conference. Sarah Smith, farm to school lead worker with the Center for Rural Affairs, says...Read More

Public News Service - MO

Additional state funding can not only provide the basic resources for public schools, but for targeted programs to help make a difference in a student's life, as well. (Missouri National Education Association)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The repeal of sections of the federal "No Child Left Behind" law has led state government and educators to examine how to proceed in light of the rollback on federal intervention. Otto Fajen, legislative director of the Missouri National Education Association, believes there...Read More

Public News Service - MO

States that expanded Medicaid had greatly reduced rates of uninsured workers, while states that did not, such as Missouri, showed half as much progress. (

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A report released this week by Families USA shows states that expanded Medicaid had, on average, a 25 percent reduction in the rate of uninsured workers. But since Missouri was one of eight states that has not expanded Medicaid since 2014, the decline was only 13 percent. Dee...Read More

Public News Service - MO

The Iowa caucuses could be a prelude to a pivotal election.  (

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Our neighbors to the north in Iowa will attend partisan precinct caucuses today, the first real step in the presidential nominating process. One analyst says it could be an election of particular historical significance. Dr. Gerard Lameiro is a retired Colorado State University prof...Read More

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While much attention has been paid to hoverboards that have burst into flames, a more common result is a fall leading to broken bones. (

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The "cool factor" certainly surrounds the hoverboard fad, but while the Internet was quickly filled with videos of hoverboards catching fire, some also show people falling off the devices - and hospital emergency rooms have been filled with patients who suffered injuries in those ...Read More

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The Netflix series "Making a Murderer" has been an eye-opening look at the criminal-justice system for many viewers. (mconnors/morguefile)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For the many Missourians who have seen the hit Netflix series "Making a Murderer," it likely raises questions about the state of the criminal-justice system - which advocates say is a good thing. The series follows the disturbing case of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man in prison fo...Read More

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AARP's Take A Stand effort includes a website where people can compare the Social Security proposals of most presidential candidates. (

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - More than nine of 10 Iowans who say they will attend one of that state's first-in-the-nation presidential precinct caucuses on Feb. 1 say they're concerned about the future of Social Security, concerned enough that they want to hear specific plans from the candidates. John Hisht...Read More

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Twenty-one-point-six percent of Missouri children live in a food-insecure household, according to a new report. (DodgertonSkillhause/morguefile)

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - New data shows too many Missourians, including pregnant women, young children, veterans and the elderly, are missing out on critical nutrition and access to regular, healthy meals. Missouri ranks sixth worst in the nation for food insecurity, and second to last for hunger, accord...Read More

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