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PNS Daily News - December 13, 2019 


Brexit wins at the polls in the U.K.; major changes come to New England immigration courts today; and more than a million acres in California have been cleared for oil and gas drilling.

2020Talks - December 13, 2013  


The House passes legislation to reign in drug prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders is on the upswing, and entrepreneur Andrew Yang plays Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten - who's running against long-time incumbent Steve King - in a game of basketball.

Public News Service - MO: Youth

Missouri business leaders are helping to raise awareness about youth homelessness by sleeping outside. (Covenant House Missouri)

ST. LOUIS – Instead of heading to the comfort of home after a day at the office, dozens of Missouri business leaders are gearing up for a cold night outside. Covenant House Missouri is hosting its annual Sleep Out: Executive Edition in St. Louis to raise money for services that provide safet

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

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