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PNS Daily Newscast - July 6,2020 


Today is the final day to register to vote in Arizona's primary election; the FDA declines to back Trump claim that 99% of coronavirus cases are "harmless."

2020Talks - July 6, 2020 


This year's July 4th had COVID-19, ongoing protests about systemic racism, and a presidential visit to Mt. Rushmore. Plus, Trump signed an order to plan a new statue park.

Public News Service - MO: Health

Community Health Centers will lose 70% of their federal funding before November without action by Congress. (Adobe Stock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Community Health Centers, in Missouri and across the country, are at the forefront in the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19. And some are doing even more to help the most vulnerable. Proactive measures to prevent infection are difficult to follow for anyone without permane

230,000 Missourians would gain health-care coverage under Medicaid expansion. (AdobeStock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- New data suggests that Missouri continues to miss out on the benefits of Medicaid expansion. According to a study released by the Missouri Foundation for Health, net new health care spending and the reduction of state government spending on MO HealthNet would generate a mul

About 22,000 EMS workers are treated in U.S. emergency rooms for their own work-related injuries each year. (Adobe Stock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The thousands of Missourians who work in Emergency Medical Services are being honored for the lifesaving care they provide. Today is EMS Recognition Day, which wraps up National Emergency Medical Services Week. Christopher Samson, president-elect of the Missouri College of Em

New Madrid County has the highest rate of food insecurity in Missouri, at more than 17%, data that is exacerbated by the closure of schools. (Nevada Department of Agriculture)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A new online mapping tool being released today will help families and policymakers track the impact of the pandemic on children. The site, from Missouri Kids Count, maps out county stats on child population, food insecurity, SNAP food benefits, child abuse and visits to the E

Social-isolation practices during the coronavirus pandemic can help keep medical providers healthy and on the job. (AdobeStock)

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Today is National Doctor's Day, but there's little time to celebrate for doctors on the front lines of a global pandemic. There are more than 16,000 active physicians in Missouri, including University of Missouri Health Care Emergency Doctor Christopher Sampson. He said one of the

A Joplin City Council member says it will take the coordination of all levels of government to protect public health. (Melodee Colbert Kean)

JOPLIN, Mo. - Coronavirus fears did not stop some local leaders from Missouri from attending this year's National League of Cities Congressional City Conference in the nation's capital. The primary focus of the event this week was the creation of the 2020 Cities Agenda, an outline of top prioritie

An estimated 13,000 Missourians are expected to die from cancer in 2020. (Pixabay)

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- New data is providing fresh hope in the fight against cancer. An annual report from the American Cancer Society reveals the cancer death rate fell 2.2% between 2016 and 2017 -- the largest ever single year decline. Cancer mortality rates have decreased 29% since 1991, resulting

Without health insurance, some Missouri kids only access medical care in the event of an emergency. (Adobe Stock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri is among states experiencing a serious erosion in children's health coverage, according to a new report. The findings, released today by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, indicated there were 12,000 more uninsured Missouri kids in 2018 than i

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