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PNS Daily Newscast - August 11, 2020 


Small business owners say postal delays make it harder to survive the pandemic; federal stimulus funding falls short for mental health treatment.


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Connecticut updates its election rules, and two Trump allies face off in Georgia's state runoff. Plus, a preview of next week's Democratic National Convention.

Public News Service - MO: Philanthropy

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

PHOTO: The rush is on to make charitable donations before the end of the year, but Missourians still need to find time to make smart choices so those donations will do the most good. Photo courtesy of stockphotosforfree.com.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - With the clock now racing toward the end of the year, the rush is on to make those last-minute charitable donations before midnight on December 31, but experts urge Missourians to do their homework to maximize year-end contributions. In order to receive a tax deduction, donatio

PHOTO: The Salvation Army Serving Christian and Greene Counties is among the many charities kicking off annual holiday giving campaigns in the hopes of raising funds to support their mission through 2014. Photo courtesy of the Salvation Army.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - This week officially starts the holiday season, and for many that means time with family, friends, and shopping for gifts. Missouri charities also hope it will mean generous donations that will help them accomplish their goals through the coming year. 'Tis the season for red kettl

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - While the work continues in Joplin to identify the victims of last week's tornado, relief agencies are busy helping survivors, while managing the tremendous outpouring of public support. Ellen Feldhausen with Harvesters, The Community Food Network, says the overwhelming amount o

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Consumers scored heavily discounted electronics over the weekend. But disposing of old gadgets such as televisions, gaming devices and computers - also known as e-waste - is an increasing problem. E-waste is considered the fastest growing waste stream in landfills. An estimat

COLUMBIA, Mo. - As part of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance, the Missouri Community Service Commission is asking people to join together and help feed their neighbors. The commission has initiated a statewide online food drive that gets under way Saturday. Scott Baker, st

ST. LOUIS - Haitian relief efforts are underway in Missouri, with many people collecting sanitary hygiene items and donating money. Daniel Borochoff, the president of the American Institute of Philanthropy, says that when Missourians are opening their hearts to help, they need to make sure they also

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As 2009 comes to an end, Missouri has a record number of homeless young people. Rachel Francis, youth services program manager with Synergy Services, says the shelter has seen a 61 percent increase in homeless kids. In fact, shelter workers had to tell more than 300 that they coul

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