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PNS Daily Newscast - February 16, 2018 


Florida lawmakers put a concealed weapons bill on hold; also on today's nationwide rundown, concern about Washington State sharing immigrant activist information with ICE agents; and romance scams on the rise.

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Public News Service - MO: Housing/Homelessness

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

PHOTO: Clients prepare to move into the newly renovated reStart Inc. shelter, where they will no longer have to move out each morning and line up in hopes of receiving a spot. Photo courtesy of reStart Inc.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For more than 30 years, reStart Inc. has had one mission: to end homelessness in Kansas City. Today, the agency is taking a whole new approach to meeting that goal. It's the end of the line for the homeless men, women and families who use the reStart shelter - the end of standing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Many teenagers spend hours surfing the web, but the reality for some of their peers is hours of "couch surfing," moving from friend's house to friend's house, sleeping on the couch, because they have no place to call home. Brandy Harrington, manager of the "One Homeless Night"

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Low-income seniors and people with disabilities could lose out on what some say is a critical support. During the special session that begins next week, Missouri lawmakers will consider a tax package that includes provisions to eliminate the circuit-breaker tax credit for rente

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - If your neighbor smokes, chances are it will affect your children, according to a recent study that examined smoke exposure in multi-family housing units. As a result of its study, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is urging parents to have smoke-free environments for their

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missouri is "on pace" to make it more affordable for homeowners to make their houses more energy efficient, now that Governor Jay Nixon has signed the Property Assessed Clean Energy bill, or PACE, into law. But PACE programs all over the country are coming to a halt now that the F

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - As 2009 comes to an end, Missouri has a record number of homeless young people. Rachel Francis, youth services program manager with Synergy Services, says the shelter has seen a 61 percent increase in homeless kids. In fact, shelter workers had to tell more than 300 that they coul

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