PNS Daily Newscast - January 21, 2020 

Climate change is on the radar for rural voters in Iowa. Plus, the Senate impeachment rules.

2020Talks - January 21, 2020 

Candidates attended the Iowa Brown & Black Forum in Des Moines, and answered tough questions about their records on race. It was MLK Day, and earlier many were in South Carolina marching together to the State Capitol.

Public News Service - MO: Mental Health

Washington, D.C. - Missouri families are finding themselves in a deepening predicament when it comes to health insurance; a new report from Families USA shows that even when people have coverage, the cost of health care is consuming more of their incomes. The findings show that 1.3 million Missouri

Jefferson City, MO - Hospitals and health care centers took a big hit from cuts made to Missouri's Medicaid system in 2005, and a new study by the Missouri Foundation for Health reveals that they've passed the cost of care for the uninsured to local communities and those with private insurance. The

Jefferson City, MO - Sparks will be flying this week, as lawmakers debate the House version of the state budget. The Missouri House Budget Committee has proposed deep cuts that some say will unnecessarily harm thousands of Missourians and leave unmatched federal dollars on the table. The long lis

Jefferson City, MO – Thousands of Missourians with developmental disabilities would lose essential services under a new proposal in the State Legislature - and they and their families are speaking out about it. The Missouri House Budget Committee suggests cutting more than $58 million in stat

Kansas City, MO - Child Life is a new vocation that is growing across the country. In the hospital setting, Child Life specialists help ease the confusion and stress of a hospital stay for children and their families. Outside the institution, they might assist families dealing with disaster or finan

St. Louis, MO - There's a move in the Missouri state legislature to ban the use in schools of seclusion rooms for children with disabilities. The proposal comes after a Missouri family spoke out against the use of such facilities, also called time-out rooms, alleging abuse and neglect by the Francis

Springfield, MO - Childcare providers in Missouri will learn new research this week about the suspected link between violence and brain development in children. Experts say domestic violence is on the rise in Missouri, which advocates believe may be due, in part, to the struggling economy. Many fear

Kansas City, MO - The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is here! But sprinkle in day-to-day life and a dash of bad economy -- and out of the oven pops a family that could be overbaked. Psychologists say an "attitude of gratitude" may be just the right medicine for what ails a stressed-out fam

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