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PNS Daily Newscast - July 7, 2020 


The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - MO: Hunger/Food/Nutrition

COLUMBIA, Mo. - As part of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, the Missouri Community Service Commission is asking people to join together and help feed their neighbors. The commission has initiated a statewide online food drive that gets under way Saturday. Scott Baker, st

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Obesity rates in children have soared over the last four decades, with an estimated 23 million children and teens in the United States considered either obese or overweight. It's all the more reason for the first-ever National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, which kicks off tod

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Once school's out, it can be a long, hungry summer for many Missouri children, according to a new report from the Food Research and Action Center. It reveals that only one in six students who depend on the National School Lunch Program during the school year had access to comparable

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Visions of sugarplums may be dancing in children's heads this week, but when their holiday break is over, it's more likely to be school breakfast on their minds. In Missouri, the recession has prompted more families to sign kids up for free meals at school. According to a national

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Many people may still feel stuffed from their Thanksgiving Day feasts and all the leftovers. But for others, this week is another struggle to put food on the table. According to the hunger relief group Share Our Strength, 62 percent of teachers see hungry students in their classro

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - 'Tis the season for families and friends to celebrate the holidays with food - from dinners to desserts, to the many nibbles in-between. For people with food allergies, however, this time of year brings an inevitable helping of uncertainty. Dr. Jay Portnoy, an allergist at Childre

ST. LOUIS - More cuts in the Missouri budget are not the answer to the economic crisis in the Show Me State, according to a new report from the Missouri Budget Project. Governor Jay Nixon announced a plan last week to cut an additional 204 million dollars in an effort to cope with the drastic drop

St. Louis, MO – Gov. Nixon calls it a tremendous opportunity to jump-start economic growth and create new jobs. Missouri will receive $4.3 billion from the federal stimulus package President Obama signed into law this week. With the knowledge that this money will arrive to keep the state from

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