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PNS Daily Newscast UPDATE - October 17, 2019 


Congressman Elijah Cummings has died. Also on the rundown: President Trump puts some distance between himself and policy on Syria. South Dakota awaits a SCOTUS ruling on the insanity defense, plus the focus remains on election security for 2020.

2020Talks - October 17, 2019 


Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, two members of the Squad, endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders. Plus, some candidates are spending more than they're raising.

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Public News Service - MO: Human Rights/Racial Justice

PHOTO: A new organization hopes to put an end to sex trafficking crimes with a multifaceted, community-based approach that goes far beyond law enforcement. Photo credit: Microsoft images.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A Missouri group hopes to bring a dark underworld to light by hosting what it says is the first national, comprehensive conference on sex trafficking. Molly Hackett, principal of the anti-trafficking group Exchange Initiative, is organizing the event. It’s called Igni

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Nearly 16 percent of Missouri families are "food insecure," according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). That means they struggle to put food on the table - and in some cases at least one adult in the family skips meals so the others can eat. Christine W

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Bullying has become a critical issue nationwide, and Missouri may be the next state to look at prevention. The Missouri Safe Schools Coalition is hopeful a "Safe Schools Act" will be introduced in the Legislature this month. Stephanie McDowell, youth and family education specialis

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The Missouri Safe Schools Coalition is gearing up for the 2011 Missouri legislative session with what's being called a "power summit" in Jefferson City on Dec. 9. The members' goal is to design a "safe schools law." A similar proposal was defeated last year; since that time, the Coa

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - While students in Missouri are headed back to class, a safe schools coalition is back at work keeping a anti-bullying bill alive that singles out groups for the sake of overall safety. Anti-bullying laws are common, but not ones that spell out categories, such as race, religion, dis

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Gay and Lesbian ex-service members from Missouri and across the country say there's a renewed sense of urgency in the fight to repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell', the policy which prevents openly-gay Americans from serving in the armed forces. That's the word from supporters of repeal

JEFFERSON CITy, Mo. - As advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) issues gear up for Lobby Day at the State Capitol on Wednesday, they celebrate a small victory, as a House committee holds its first hearing on the Missouri Non-Discrimination Act today. That hasn't happened with si

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Current Missouri law prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, and age as it relates to employment, public accommodations, and housing. But efforts are underway to expand the state human rights act to include sexual orientation, wh

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