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PNS Daily Newscast - October 23, 2017 


We begin the week with President Donald Trump urging GOP House members to support the Senate budget bill; a new report tracks a growing “right” to discriminate at both the state and federal level; and we will let you know why Trump budget cuts are being labeled a threat to waterways in the Midwest.

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Public News Service - MO: Housing/Homelessness

A group of homeless people or those who have been homeless are lobbying in Jefferson City today. (Matthew Woitunski/Wikimedia Commons)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A group of homeless people in Missouri was to visit the state Capitol today to remind lawmakers that the homeless need legislation passed to help them get back on their feet. The annual advocacy trip to the Capitol is put together by the nonprofit group ReStart. Evelyn Craig,

The second lawsuit in six months involving a woman in labor being shackled and driven hundreds of miles has been filed in Missouri. (Jackson County)

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, Mo. - The ACLU of Missouri has filed suit on behalf of an inmate who lost her baby. In December 2014, Tara Rhodes told jail staff at the Mississippi County jail that she was having labor pains and losing fluids. She says she was accused of lying and ignored. Five days later w

States are grappling with the issues of increased medical care needed as prison populations age and prisons that aren't equipped for the elderly. (Virginia Carter)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The number of older Americans serving prison sentences is on the rise, and those facilities weren't originally designed to accommodate an aging population. Linda Redford is director of the Central Plains Geriatric Education Center at the University of Kansas. She says Missouri

Students on high school and college campuses across the country are part of a project to end food waste and feed needy people in their communities. (The Campus Kitchens Project)

ST. LOUIS, MO - On college campuses across the country, student volunteers are working to put an end to food waste and at the same time are helping in their communities to feed the needy. Some high schools also take part in The Campus Kitchens Project. In Missouri, there are programs at St. Lou

Experts say more needs to be done to strengthen families and make sure all Missouri kids are growing up in healthy situations.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Every child deserves to grow up in a family home, and Missouri is making strides toward ensuring that remains the case, even for kids in the child welfare system. According to a report out Tuesday from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, 11 percent of Missouri children in the care

PHOTO: Making improvements to lighting, heating and cooling in multifamily rental units across Missouri could yield big savings for building owners, consumers and the environment, according to a new study. Photo credit: dhester/morguefile.com

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - When it comes to helping Missourians save money and the environment, a new study finds that making rental units more energy efficient would go a long way. There are more than 220,000 units of multifamily affordable housing in Missouri, and Michael Bodaken, executive director o

PHOTO: They put their own lives on hold for their nation, and now a new program aims to give back to those veterans who have fallen on hard times. Photo credit: ladyheart/morguefile.com.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - They served their nation and in many cases put their own lives on the line, but a large number of Missouri veterans are now homeless, which is why one nonprofit is reaching out to help connect them with the resources and skills they need to get back on their feet. Matthew Galli

PHOTO: Volunteers will fan out across Missouri this week in an effort to count the number of homeless people in the state. Photo credit: stockphotosforfree.com.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The bitter cold won't stop volunteers across Missouri from taking to the streets over the next few days in an effort to get a handle on the number of homeless people in the state. They'll be counting those in shelters and seeking out the unsheltered, who may be living in parks, u

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