PNS Daily Newscast - July 10, 2020 

The Supreme Court opens the door for prosecutors to seek President Trump's financial records; a backlash in Florida on school reopening plans.

2020Talks - July 10, 2020 

US Supreme Court rules on Trump's tax returns; Houston mayor cancels Texas GOP's in-person convention; Louisiana has elections; and DC council gives people incarcerated for felonies the right to vote.

Public News Service - MO: Mental Health

PHOTO: Governor Jay Nixon wants to help prepare 1,200 additional students for employment in mental health-care jobs, but advocates say it will take more than college grants to keep them in the state and serve those who need it most. Photo courtesy of Microsoft images.

COLUMBIA, Mo. – As part of his budget plan for next year, Gov. Jay Nixon has proposed an additional $20 million in grants to Missouri's public colleges and universities to help meet a shortage of mental health care workers. But those who work in the field say money alone isn't enough. Cindi

PHOTO: AARP Missouri wants to connect caregivers with resources, such as this free e-book, that can help them cope with the myriad challenges they face and demands on their time. Photo courtesy of AARP Missouri.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For the tens of thousands of Missourians who are serving as caregivers for older relatives or friends, it's hard work that often goes unrecognized and can take a physical and emotional toll. That's why AARP Missouri is reaching out to help, and to thank caregivers this month. Ac

GRAPH: Projected Medicaid spending over 2011-2020 has fallen by more than $200 billion since Aug. 2010. Chart by Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, based on CBO figures.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Health care providers, patients, and some chambers of commerce in Missouri are hoping to convince Republican lawmakers that rejecting the Medicaid expansion could hurt Missouri's economy. GOP governors in eight other states have already dropped their opposition to expanding Med

PHOTO: At the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Pew pollsters have found entrenched attitudes on abortion. Courtesy of Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.

ST. LOUIS - The Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States, Roe versus Wade, turns 40 this week (Tueday) and a new poll by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life finds most Americans - 63 percent - want to keep it legal. Alan Cooperman, associate director for research w

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Families in Missouri and around the nation may be having a tough time getting into the holiday spirit because of the school shooting in Connecticut. Doctors and psychologists say it's common for children to become anxious after such events, even when they happen far away. Dr. De

GRAPHIC: Health Law Guide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Republican leaders in the U.S. House plan to vote on a repeal of the Affordable Care Act this week because, they say, it's not good for the country. Experts say Americans are still confused about whether the law will help them or hurt them. That's why Craig Eichelman, state dire

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missouri parents who struggle with difficult behavior in their children may cause more harm than good by resorting to spanking. A new report in the "Canadian Medical Association Journal" analyzed 20 years of research into the topic. It concludes that spanking causes aggressive beh

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates the creation of health care insurance exchanges, marketplaces that let individuals and small businesses comparison-shop for health coverage online. Defining the details of an exchange, however, is left up to individual states. Missouri s

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