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PNS Daily Newscast - Friday, August 23, 2019 


A federal court ruling changes how the President is elected, and Florida Democrats trigger a special session vote on guns. Those stories and more in today's news.

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Public News Service - MO: Public Lands/Wilderness

Voters in St. Louis and Kansas City are being asked if they want to keep funding maintenance of city parks. (stlouis-mo.gov)

ST. LOUIS - Voters in St. Louis and Kansas City are being asked to keep a one percent city earnings tax in place to fund programs and services. The way it works is those who live or work in the cities pay a one percent tax and the money goes into the city's general fund. It has to be approved by

A bill being considered in Missouri would authorize the sale at auction of newly acquired state park land along the Eleven Point River. (Missouri State Parks)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill that would force the state to sell about 4,200 acres of land at auction. It isn't just any parcel; it was intended to be part of a new state park proposal, and the Eleven Point River flows through it. According to the legislation, if n

Changes in climate mean changes in habitat for Missouri's hunters and anglers. (Missouri Chapter, Sierra Club)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Extreme swings in weather conditions can lead to major changes in the environment, and as trout season opens next week in Missouri, this year's winter flooding could mean changes for sportsmen. University of Missouri cooperative associate professor Craig Paukert says the maj

The National Park Service wants to make sure there is a safe space for all who enjoy the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Courtesy Missouri Sierra Club

VAN BUREN, Mo. – With hiking, biking, horseback riding and canoeing, the Ozark National Scenic Riverways is considered one of the state's great treasures, and right now Missourians have the chance to shape and protect the national park's future. The National Park Service wants to put togethe

PHOTO: The Big Spring area, which lies within the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, could become the ninth federally protected wilderness area in Missouri, if Congress designates it as such. Photo courtesy of National Park Service.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - It's been a busy and productive half-century for the federal Wilderness Act, and environmentalists say today's anniversary of the signing of the landmark legislation offers a chance to protect more Missouri land for future generations. Thanks to the Wilderness Act, said John H

PHOTO: Environmental groups say massive coal-ash spills, like this one in North Carolina last month, aren't the only way contaminants leak into groundwater supplies, which is why they are pushing for stricter regulation of Missouri's coal-ash disposal sites. Photo credit: Sierra Club.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Do you know what's in Missouri's groundwater? Environmental advocates say there's not enough information to answer that right now. That's why they support a resolution before the Missouri House today that would require groundwater testing at coal ash disposal sites. J

PHOTO: Visitors flock to the Ozark National Scenic Riverways to take in the beauty and enjoy water sports, and now Missourians can have a hand in shaping the future of the area. Photo courtesy  Sierra Club Missouri Chapter.

ST. LOUIS - It's an opportunity that won't come around again for a couple of decades, which is why Missourians are being urged to make their views known on the future of one of the state's natural and economic treasures. According to John Hickey, director of the Missouri chapter of the Sierra Club,

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

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