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PNS Daily Newscast - August 6, 2020 


Facebook removes a Trump post because of "deceptive" COVID19 claims; small businesses seek more pandemic relief.


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Iowa's governor has restored the right to vote for people with past felony convictions via executive order; and Tennessee has a primary election today.

Public News Service - MO: Consumer

Jefferson City, MO - Missouri's energy debate is about to go nuclear. Today, lawmakers wrangle over Senate Bill 228, which would overturn a 1976 law that keeps utilities from charging customers for a power plant that is not yet built. The debate has been triggered by St. Louis-based AmerenUE's appli

The nation's recession has gut-punched Missouri's budget, and lawmakers are looking for ways to crawl out of a $342 million deficit. One idea to be debated is collecting sales tax on Internet purchases. Amy Blouin, executive director of the Missouri Budget Project, says Missouri could collect up

St. Louis, MO - Missourians have long been exposed to antibiotics in meat and milk, but now such drugs have been found in vegetables we eat as well. Producers feed large doses of antibiotics to farm animals raised in confinement to increase growth and stave off infections. Now, tests conducted at th

Kansas City, MO - A new law could shake up toy shelves in Missouri. But it's not yet in effect, so parents should be vigilant about making sure all the new toys their children received over the holidays are safe, warns the Missouri Coalition for the Environment. New consumer laws Congress passed i

Kansas City, MO - Missouri is keeping the spotlight on President-elect Barack Obama's promise to fix the health care system by building grassroots support. In the next two weeks, meetings will be held across the state to seek input on a new public insurance plan. Governor-elect Jay Nixon has also

St. Louis, MO – Look closely at many of today's mortgage foreclosures, and you'll find a medical crisis. According to a new report, up to half the people losing their homes in Missouri cite unexpected medical expenses as major reasons they fell behind on their house payments. Report author Ch

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