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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 


Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.


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Public News Service - MO: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

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FORSYTH, Mo. - Missourians aren't making much headway in digging themselves out of the recession. New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show nearly 16 percent of Missourians living in poverty in 2011, about the same as the year before. That total includes more than 300,000 children. In the Ozark

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

PHOTO: Cherries photo credit: Mary Anne Meyers

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There is no shortage of fresh fruits and veggies at this time of the year. That's why some nutritionists say that now is the best time to start eating healthy foods. Shelly Summar, Weight Management Program coordinator at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, helped to develop

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Letter carriers in Missouri and around the nation will be carrying a lot more than letters tomorrow. They'll also be picking up bags of nonperishable food items for local food banks. It's the 20th annual Help Stamp Out Hunger food drive, sponsored by the National Letter Carr

ST. LOUIS - Missourians may not realize it, but some farming practices in the state are threatening aquatic life in the Gulf of Mexico, where a growing area of pollution is causing concern among environmentalists. Scientists say that an area of the Gulf of some 7000 square miles, larger than the sta

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Youngsters don't often make New Year's resolutions, but considering that about 32-percent of children are overweight, parents may want to encourage them to do so. Encouraging a healthier lifestyle for children begins with the parents, says registered dietitian Karen Stephens at C

ST. LOUIS - The congressional Super Committee has a Thanksgiving deadline to come with a deficit reduction plan that eventually will be voted on as a whole in Congress, without amendments or filibusters. And part of that debt plan may include the 2012 Farm Bill. Kathleen Logan-Smith, executive dir

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - While the work continues in Joplin to identify the victims of last week's tornado, relief agencies are busy helping survivors, while managing the tremendous outpouring of public support. Ellen Feldhausen with Harvesters, The Community Food Network, says the overwhelming amount o

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