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    PNS Daily News - June 28, 20160 

    Here’s a look at what’s making news: a Supreme Court abortion ruling could have implications across the nation; a victory for salmon habitats in Washington; and doctors urged to screen teens for suicide risk.

Public News Service - Missouri

The ACLU says a Texas ruling will mean courts won't have to defer to Missouri lawmakers for restrictions placed on abortion providers. (

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Pro-choice advocates in Missouri are hailing a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that strikes down key parts of a Texas law that severely restricts how abortion clinics could operate. The ruling removes medical practice regulations placed on abortion clinics so restrictive ...Read More

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A new report highlights the cost savings of the Clean Power Plan for Missourians, plus the health benefits to all Americans. (

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri households could save more than $1,300 a year in electricity costs under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, according to a new study by the Georgia Institute of Technology. Report author Marilyn Brown says without any changes in the w...Read More

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Summer means more people on the road, and AARP Missouri is offering some safe-driving tips. (Virginia Carter)

KNOB NOSTER, Mo. -- The summer driving season has begun, and AARP Missouri has some helpful tips to keep everyone safe on the roads. Joseph Storms, who teaches a safe-driving course for AARP, advised making sure your vehicle is in good condition before leaving home, so you don't have a breakdown. W...Read More

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Missouri has gotten a grant of almost $3 million to help families buy fresh fruits and vegetables. (Virginia Carter)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Money has been distributed around the country by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to get low-income residents to eat healthier. While most hunger-relief organizations got grants of $100,000, the Mid-America Regional Council Community Services Corporation in Missouri was awarde...Read More

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Advocates say lawmakers need to find a way to fund quality child care for all young Missourians. (Virginia Carter)

ST, LOUIS -- Parents' income shouldn't reflect the quality of child care they can get for their children, advocates say. For nearly 70 percent of Missouri families with children younger than age 6, both parents work. Dr. L. Carole Scott, chief executive of Child Care Aware of Missouri, said parents...Read More

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There are 19 million Americans without broadband in the U.S., and the majority are in rural areas. (Virginia Carter)

WHITESBURG, Ky. – A federal court has upheld the Federal Communication Commission's decision to treat the Internet like a utility – a victory for consumers say advocates of net neutrality. The 2-to-1 ruling came Tuesday from the U.S. Court of Appeals for Washington, D.C. Marty Newell...Read More

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During the Dust Bowl years Missouri had the highest rate of soil erosion in the nation. (

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Advocates say all Missourians benefit from a tax that's been around since the 1980s. Back then, voters approved a one-tenth of one percent tax that is split between the Soil and Water Conservation District and the state park system. Last month Gov. Jay Nixon set the Novembe...Read More

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Medical services to patients are being reduced in some communities without Medicaid expansion according to a new report. (Virginia Carter)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A health care system in Missouri and Arkansas is an example of the difference between states that have expanded Medicaid and those that have not. Lawmakers in Missouri have not approved a comprehensive expansion plan, but neighboring Arkansas has. That failure to expand is l...Read More

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