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PNS Daily Newscast - June 5, 2020 


It will likely take donations to help the Twin Cities recover from damage by looters; and state and local governments look for relief in next stimulus bill.

2020Talks - June 5, 2020 


Democrats and Republicans have had drastically different responses to President Trump's militarized response to protests in the nation's capital. And, new electoral maps will be drawn next year, some by legislatures and others by outside entities.

Public News Service - MO: Environment

A new report says officials need to rethink the levee system used to control flooding on the Lower Missouri. (Tech. Sgt. Oscar Sanchez)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The "Mighty Mississippi" and "Big Muddy" are the backbone of many Missouri communities, and a new report warns these two big rivers are at a major crossroads. The upper Mississippi and lower Missouri are ranked by American Rivers as the country's top two "most endangered riv

More than 3,000 comments were submitted on a 2015 General Management Plan for the Current and Jacks Fork rivers. (kbh3rd/WikimediaCommons)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Peak float season starts today in Missouri, and there are concerns that another season will float by without the enforcement of horsepower limits on the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. The General Management Plan for the Current and Jacks Fork rivers' corridor was completed

St. Louis residents of neighborhoods with high levels of poverty and unemployment also breathe air with higher levels of pollution, according to a study from Washington University in St. Louis. (Adobe Stock)

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Metro Area Transit Agency is replacing its diesel buses with a fleet of 14 new electric vehicles. The Metro Transit governing board green-lighted the nearly $20 million price tag, mostly paid for through federal grants. Advocates say the price is worth cleaner air and lo

Missouri State Parks offer 91 parks and historic sites for visitors, and some are planning holiday events. (Ajay Suresh/Flickr)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Black Friday marks the start of the holiday shopping season – however, some Missourians are choosing to skip the deals and discounts in favor of time spent in the great outdoors. The #OptOutside campaign, now in its third year, encourages Americans to take advanta

Redistricting supporters contend Missouri's legislative districts are not drawn to properly to ensure proper balance at the statehouse. (Dave Herholz/Flickr)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — It's been a year since Missourians went to the polls and said "yes" to redistricting reform, but supporters say they're still defending the win. In 2018, 62% of voters approved the Clean Missouri amendment, which included a process for drawing new state legislative distri

Floods in the Midwest this year have been deadly and, for some, conjured memories of the Great Flood of 1993. (Tech. Sgt. Patrick Evenson/U.S. Air National Guard)

ST. LOUIS – After devastating and historic floods this year, critics of new developments on the Missouri River fear they could send the waters higher. On the banks of the Missouri near St. Louis, proposals for developments by Bangert Island and in Maryland Heights would be across the river f

The sign, above, in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways should, but doesn't yet, mark the place where a motorized boat prohibition begins. (Marisa Frazier/Sierra Club Missouri Chapter)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Horsepower limits for motorized boats in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways have yet to be enforced more than four years after their approval. The Sierra Club Missouri Chapter says with the busy floating season here, it's time to put the rules in place. The National

The St. Charles County Council approved a housing development on the Missouri Bluffs last year. (Donald Rogers/Flickr)

ST. LOUIS – Opposition is growing to a proposed housing development on land owned by the University of Missouri that could disrupt popular outdoor destinations in the state. The proposed subdivision on the Missouri Bluffs would include approximately 275 units and be built next to the Weldon

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