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PNS Daily News - September 26, 2017 


Today’s news focuses on several issues including: a third Republican opposing the latest Obamacare repeal effort; a look at the safety of personal information on this Voter Registration Day; and U.S. crime still historically low despite a recent rise.

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Public News Service - MO: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

A program in Missouri helps crime victims remain anonymous by allowing them to use a P.O. box instead of a physical address. (Virgina Carter)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri is highlighting a program to help crime victims stay anonymous. It's called "Safe At Home." It was set up in 2007 and gives victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, rape and stalking a more anonymous address they can use. Stephanie Fleming, communications direct

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missouri parents who struggle with difficult behavior in their children may cause more harm than good by resorting to spanking. A new report in the "Canadian Medical Association Journal" analyzed 20 years of research into the topic. It concludes that spanking causes aggressive beh

ST. LOUIS - Valentine's Day is known as a day for love and intimacy, topics that often are uncomfortable or difficult to bring up between parents and their teenagers. Experts say there are easy ways to discuss sexual health and relationships with teens. Charisse Jackson, vice president of education

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - With less than a month left in the current session of the Missouri Legislature, time is running out for a bill that would give rape victims information on preventing an unwanted pregnancy. The CARE bill, or Compassionate Assistance for Rape Emergencies, would require rape victi

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - 'Tis the season for peace and goodwill, but many children in Missouri and across the country will experience child abuse or neglect during the holidays. The stresses of difficult financial times combined with the pressures of the season can combine to cause some parents to snap

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Statistics from the FBI show one American woman in three will be abused in her lifetime, and some will die at the hands of their abusers. Those running a pilot program in Kansas City are hoping to change that with an innovative partnership between police and a domestic violence s

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a nationally-recognized program in Kansas City hospitals is being honored at a rally today in Kansas City. Organizers hope its impact will soon spread to other medical facilities. The premise of the Bridge Program is that, when a dome

St. Louis, MO - Domestic violence advocates in Missouri are applauding the efforts of those who spoke out against and helped defeat an amendment last week that would have affected federal gun law. The Thune Amendment For Nationwide Reciprocity would have required most states to honor concealed carry

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