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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

A lawsuit has been filed against the State of Missouri, saying young prisoners shouldn't be treated like adults. (wycokck.org)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The third lawsuit against the Missouri Department of Corrections in two months has been filed. The MacArthur Justice Center alleges the parole system violates the constitutional rights of young offenders. Citing a series of recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings, the suit arg

Missouri voters will decide the fate of Amendment 6 next month. (mo.gov)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- On next month’s ballot in Missouri there is a new voter ID law that opponents say could take away the rights of thousands of state residents. Constitutional Amendment 6 would require anyone wishing to vote to verify their identity, citizenship and residence, potentiall

Young athletes are less likely to ask for help when they're having suicidal thoughts. (Michael Carter)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Student athletes experience mental health issues at about the same rate as the general student body – 30 percent. About a third of those students will get help, but only 10 percent of their athlete counterparts will. In November 2014, two local high school athletes

Only 7 percent of Missouri's kids who get free or reduced-price lunch at school participate in summer meal programs. (Christine Marie Fletcher)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - In Missouri, nearly 400,000 children rely on free and reduced-price school breakfast and lunch programs during the school year, but when summer rolls around, many of these children go hungry, according to the anti-hunger group Hunger Free America. Meals and snacks are served th

Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City has been designated as a Center of Excellence by the Tourette Association of America. (Children's Mercy)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One in 100 people has some form of Tourette Syndrome or TS, a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. It is estimated 200,000 Americans have the most severe form of TS, and as many as one in 100 exhibits

Medical physicists are starting to play a bigger role in hospitals across the country. (Children's Mercy)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - More and more hospitals across the country are starting to add full-time medical physicists to their staffs. That's the case at Children's Mercy Kansas City. Dr. Nima Kasraie is the first full-time physicist in the hospital's Department of Radiology, and his goal is to make sur

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Advocates say we've come a long way in accepting people with differences. (Victoria Jordan)

OZARK, Missouri - In 1987 President Ronald Reagan declared March Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, calling on Americans to provide the "encouragement and opportunities" necessary for people with developmental disabilities to reach their potential. Jan Jones is director of Abilities First

Additional state funding can not only provide the basic resources for public schools, but for targeted programs to help make a difference in a student's life, as well. (Missouri National Education Association)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The repeal of sections of the federal "No Child Left Behind" law has led state government and educators to examine how to proceed in light of the rollback on federal intervention. Otto Fajen, legislative director of the Missouri National Education Association, believes there

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