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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 made their first public appearance and running mates. President Trump called Georgia's Marjorie Taylor Greene a GOP "star," despite her support for baseless conspiracy theory QAnon.

Public News Service - MO: Cultural Resources

Libraries in Missouri have expanded services to protect the health of patrons during the pandemic. (AdobeStock)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Federal lawmakers are considering legislation that would help keep library doors open in Missouri in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. From digital programming to curbside pickup, libraries across the state have pivoted their offerings in order to safely provide materials to c

The National Park Service says Gateway Arch National Park needs almost $25 million in repairs.(National Park Service)

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Hope is on the horizon to fix up our national parks, which have compiled almost $12 billion in deferred maintenance. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives' Committee on Natural Resources will discuss a bill to fund about half the repairs. The money would take care of

Anthropologist Karen Stephenson says soft power or trust yields innovation in metropolitan areas such as Kansas City. (Jay Castor/Pixabay)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – When you want to make substantive changes to your community and do meaningful work, it's natural to first seek out the most powerful people in town. But just concluded research from an anthropologist and data scientist suggests something different. Karen Stephenson spent

A bill being considered in Missouri would authorize the sale at auction of newly acquired state park land along the Eleven Point River. (Missouri State Parks)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill that would force the state to sell about 4,200 acres of land at auction. It isn't just any parcel; it was intended to be part of a new state park proposal, and the Eleven Point River flows through it. According to the legislation, if n

PHOTO: Tensions may have cooled somewhat in Ferguson, Missouri, but protesters continue to take to the streets, leaving many to wonder what it will take to put the city back together. Photo credit: LoavesofBread/Wikimedia Commons.

FERGUSON, Mo. - The unrest in Ferguson over the past two weeks since the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown has deeply moved Missourians and people across the U.S. Experts and politicians are now weighing in on what caused the community's problems, and how to fix them. Many have quest

PHOTO: Textbooks are one of the largest out-of-pocket expenses for college students, according to a new report which proposes cost-saving alternatives that could help students save and learn more. Photo courtesy of stockphotosforfree.com

ST. LOUIS - The rising cost of college tuition, room and board isn't the only financial obstacle to higher learning, according to a new report, which finds that soaring textbook prices are keeping some Missouri students from getting the most out of their college educations. According to Ethan Sena

photo woman doctor with chart  courtesy of: usa.gov

ST. LOUIS - A Missouri company, owned by a staunch Catholic, has filed notice of appeal after losing a "religious freedom" lawsuit over the government's plan to require health insurance to cover contraceptives. Several other companies have filed similar lawsuits. But Dan Cox, research director wit

ST. LOUIS - A St. Louis area minister says she's being targeted by conservatives who don't like a series of prayers that she wrote. Reverend Rebecca Turner with the United Church of Christ says she openly supports women's reproductive rights. Recently an anti-abortion group saw some prayers that Tur

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