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PNS Daily Newscast - August 13, 2020 


Minutes after Biden selected Harris as VP, she throws first punch at Trump; teachers raise their hands with safety concerns.


2020Talks - August 13, 2020 


Joe Biden and Kamala Harris make their first public appearance as running mates. President Trump calls Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - MO: Civic Engagement

Some 1.8 million wreaths were placed at the tombstones of fallen veterans during Wreaths Across America ceremonies in 2018. (U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – During the busy holiday season, hundreds of Missourians will pause to remember fallen veterans as part of a national event. On "Wreaths Across America Day" tomorrow, volunteers in all 50 states will place wreaths on veterans' headstones at more than 1,600 locations. Ele

Redistricting supporters contend Missouri's legislative districts are not drawn to properly to ensure proper balance at the statehouse. (Dave Herholz/Flickr)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — It's been a year since Missourians went to the polls and said "yes" to redistricting reform, but supporters say they're still defending the win. In 2018, 62% of voters approved the Clean Missouri amendment, which included a process for drawing new state legislative distri

Missouri DHSS updates its West Nile virus data through the end of October, even in years like this one when infections have been considered

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Mosquitoes trapped in Jefferson County have tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to scientists with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Even though fall is less than two weeks away, Molly Baker – a senior epidemiology specialist wi

New rules announced Monday by the Trump administration would make it harder for dwindling species such as the monarch butterfly to receive federal protection. (Pollinators/Pixabay)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Conservation groups are slamming the Trump administration's new rule that significantly weakens the Endangered Species Act. The rule announced Monday would make it harder for scientists to consider climate change when deciding whether to list a species, and make it easi

A new report estimates that Americans owe $50 billion in post-conviction fines and fees, which can affect their right to vote. (Dodgerton Skillhause/Morguefile)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A new report shows 30 states, including Missouri, deny people the right to vote based on their inability to pay fees and fines associated with parole and probation. The report, by Georgetown University and the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center, is called "Can't Pay, Can't

The U.S. Supreme Court is currently considering whether it is constitutional to ask everyone about their citizenship status on the 2020 Census. (U.S. Census Bureau)

ST. LOUIS – The next U.S. census is less than a year away, and nonprofit groups are putting politics aside and marshaling their forces at a conference today in St. Louis. Groups like the Missouri Foundation for Health and the United Way want to make sure that Missouri gets an accurate count

Missouri state lawmakers have proposed weakening the role of a nonpartisan demographer central to the Clean Missouri measure approved by voters last fall. (Jim Bowen/Flickr)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Grassroots activists are in Jefferson City today to tell state lawmakers to keep the anti-gerrymandering "Clean Missouri" measure the way it is. Amendment 1 passed with 62 percent of the vote last fall. But since the start of this year's session, state lawmakers have be

A 2018 University of Maryland poll found 86 percent of Americans support net neutrality rules. (Wikimedia Commons)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The battle over net neutrality is heating up again – as supporters in Congress have just introduced a bill to reinstate Obama-era consumer protections that were lost after the Federal Communications Commission repealed them in 2017. The "Save the Internet Act" wou

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