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PNS Daily News - December 9, 2019 


The Pensacola shooting investigated as an act of terror; Trump faces criticism over so-called anti-Semitic comments; and some local governments adapt to meet the needs of immigrants.

2020Talks - December 9, 2019 


Candidates have a busy week in Iowa, despite a weekend shooting on Pensacola Navy Air Base. Also, candidates start butting heads, notably South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and MA Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Public News Service - MO: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

PHOTO: Clients prepare to move into the newly renovated reStart Inc. shelter, where they will no longer have to move out each morning and line up in hopes of receiving a spot. Photo courtesy of reStart Inc.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For more than 30 years, reStart Inc. has had one mission: to end homelessness in Kansas City. Today, the agency is taking a whole new approach to meeting that goal. It's the end of the line for the homeless men, women and families who use the reStart shelter - the end of standing

PHOTO: Missouri hunters can do their part to help feed the state's hungry by participating in the

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Deer hunters look forward to this time of year, and so do Missouri food pantries, thanks to a collaborative effort which is helping feed the state's needy. According to Larry Yamnitz, Protection Division Chief at the Missouri Department of Conservation, "Share the Harvest" is

PHOTO: Hunger affects people of all ages from all corners of Missouri and it could get worse as supplemental benefits to federal food stamp programs run out this week. Photo courtesy of Harvesters: The Community Food Network.

ST. LOUIS - Right now, one in seven Missouri residents meets the definition of "food insecure," meaning they are unable to consistently afford enough food. That number could go up this week. On Nov. 1, federal food stamp benefits will decrease by $36 per month for a family of four, as additional fun

More than 2 million people get sick from superbugs every year<br />Courtesy of: CDC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - According to the newest and most conservative estimate by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year more than 2 million people in Missouri and around the nation get sick from bacteria that antibiotics can't touch. Those superbugs kill 23,000 people every yea

PHOTO: Nearly 17 percent of Missouri families struggle to feed their families, according to a new USDA report on

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The economy may be picking up, but when it comes to feeding their families, many Missourians are still treading water or going under. A new study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that nearly 17 percent of households in the state are food insecure. That's

Thirty years ago, Missouri had the second highest erosion rate in the nation. The Department of Natural Resources says conservation practices save the soil. Photo courtesy of: DNR

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The combination of last year's record drought and this year's heavy spring rains has scientists wondering if efforts to restore Missouri farmland are going to waste. Thirty years ago, Missouri had one of the worst soil-erosion rates in the nation, but conservation practices over the

PHOTO: The Food Bank estimates that 36 thousand Missouri children are hungry on any given day in the summer  Photo credit: Margaret W. Nea

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Schools and families may be on vacation, but hunger is not. The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri has already shipped a record 20 million pounds of food this year and estimates that 36,000 children in the state are going hungry every day this summer. Glen Koenen, H

MASW says 1 in 6 Missourians need food stamps to help ends meet                 Courtesy of: St. Louis Area Foodbank

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Hundreds of thousands of Missourians who receive food-stamp assistance have found themselves in the center of the political wrangling over the farm bill. The House version failed last week. A small group of House Democrats had been ready to compromise and vote yes, even with mo

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