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PNS Daily Newscast - December 2, 2020 


COVID cases spike in WV jails; Gov. Justice urged to follow guidelines. And the feds investigate an alleged bribery-for-presidential-pardon scheme.


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Trump's allies refuse to stop challenging the election results, despite federal investigators saying no fraud occurred.

Public News Service - MO: Urban Planning/Transportation

PHOTO: Cyclists and walkers are moving closer to transforming the defunct Rock Island rail corridor into a trail, as a decision to sell a key portion of the corridor is expected soon. Photo courtesy of Missouri Rock Island Trail, Inc.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Plans to transform a defunct stretch of railroad into a second cross-state bicycle-and-walking path are picking up speed, and could be finalized within the next few weeks. Brent Hugh, executive director of the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation, said turning the Rock Isl

PHOTO: While many Missourians agree that the state's roads and highways could use some work, not everyone thinks a sales tax hike to fund road repairs is the best way to drive the state forward. Photo credit: Enapov/morguefile.com

ST. LOUIS - Missouri voters will decide next week whether to pass the largest sales-tax increase in the state's history to fund road projects, but some environmental advocates feel the proposal is a dead-end street. Chloe Ames, a Washington University student and Sierra Club intern, relies on publi

PHOTO: Missourians have no way of knowing if the state's utility companies are making more or less than the amount set by regulators, but that would change under a bill supported by AARP in Missouri. Photo credit: diegotecno via morguefile.com

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Consumer advocates are calling on Missouri lawmakers to force the state's investor-owned utility companies to let the public know just how much they're earning. John Coffman, an energy consultant for AARP in Missouri, says the Utility Transparency and Fairness Act would

PHOTO: How much is Missouri willing to offer Boeing to bring the 777X to the state? Lawmakers have been called into special session to answer that question. Image courtesy of freestockphotos.com.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Governor Jay Nixon has called the Missouri Legislature into a special session in hopes of drawing up a plan to persuade Boeing to bring production of its 777X aircraft to the state, but some people are cautioning lawmakers not to over-sweeten the pot. With at least four other s

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missouri is "on pace" to make it more affordable for homeowners to make their houses more energy efficient, now that Governor Jay Nixon has signed the Property Assessed Clean Energy bill, or PACE, into law. But PACE programs all over the country are coming to a halt now that the F

WASHINGTON – It has been a summer of intense thunderstorms in Missouri, bringing with them flooding along the Meramec River and elsewhere. According to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), global warming is partly to blame. Amanda Staudt, Ph.D., is a climate scientist wi

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