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PNS Daily Newscast - October 22, 2019 


Trump lashes out at critics who claim he abuses his office; a strike at JFK airport; gun control bills in Wisconsin; a possible link between air pollution and violent crime; and very close foreign elections.

2020Talks - October 22, 2019 


After a settlement instead of what would have been the first trial in the landmark court case on the opioid crisis, we look at what 2020 candidates want to do about drug pricing.

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Public News Service - MO: Youth

Kansas City has one of the largest after-school chess programs in the country, attracting students of all ages. (venturaartist/Pixabay)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The game of chess dates back to the sixth century, and Kansas City schools are capitalizing on that staying power to get children involved in playing a game known to enhance students' self-confidence, thinking skills and academic achievement. More than 40 schools in the Ka

Missouri increased its number of foster-care children living with a relative or close family friend by 10% over the most recent 10-year reporting period, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation. (adoptuskids.org)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Despite a nationwide increase in the number of kids in foster care, Missouri has made inroads in placing more kids who would otherwise remain in institutional or group settings with families. A nationwide Annie E. Casey Foundation report looked at foster-child placement

Community health workers in some Missouri schools help students find resources beyond school, from health services to shoes or clothing if needed. (sonja_paetow/Pixabay)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Kids need both social and emotional tools to be successful in school, and one Missouri school district is doing its best to see that they get both. The Eldon School District is using grant money to educate what they call the "whole child." That has meant hiring a community hea

Missouri students ages 13-17 competed for grant money to help fight hunger and food insecurity in the No Kid Hungry Youth Innovation Challenge. (oukas.info)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri school kids were so eager to participate in the "No Kid Hungry Innovation Challenge" that it was a full house when they pitched their ideas for reducing child hunger and food insecurity. The challenge distributed $14,000 in grants to students who had the most i

Given new research on adolescent behavior and brain development, the Annie E. Casey Foundation calls for new approaches to juvenile probation programs. (Pixabay)

ST. LOUIS – For more than a decade, St. Louis has been transforming its juvenile probation programs, pulling away from courtrooms and offering more of a family approach to reducing conflicts. The changes are listed as examples of success in a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Refo

K-12 funding goals are set to be restored by Missouri House and Senate Budget negotiators. (Pixabay)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri's K-12 public school funding could see a record increase next fiscal year as state lawmakers inch closer to approving a final budget. House and Senate budget leaders agreed this week that public schools would receive close to $99 million in increased funding wh

With an estimated 203,200 tech workers, Missouri ranks 20th among states in net tech-related employment, according to a new report. (Amy Newton-Mcconnel/Twenty20)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri's tech employment is growing, according to an analysis of the nation's tech industry. For seven years, the Computing Technology Industry Association or CompTIA has been tracking advances in tech-related fields. In that time, Missouri has gone from having just o

The 2018 Kids Count Data Book is moving from hard copy to online and through a new app. (Pixabay)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri's annual snapshot detailing how children are doing in health, economic stability, education and several other key indicators, shows that where a child lives can impact their well-being. Missouri Kids Count is moving forward with a digital facelift that makes al

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