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PNS Daily Newscast -May 25, 2017 


In focus on our nationwide rundown; a GOP candidate spends final night of his campaign allegedly “body slamming" a reporter; the CBO numbers are out and the latest version of the AHCA ends health coverage for 23 million Americans; and we take you to a township that aims to be carbon neutral by 2050.

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Public News Service - MO: Livable Wages/Working Families

Missourians are calling for clean energy to protect jobs and the environment. (sierraclub.org)

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri has been making progress in the fight against climate change and advocates are worried that plans by the Trump administration to derail the Clean Power Plan could cause a loss of momentum for the state and the country. The comments made last week by new EPA chief Scott

Low-wage workers say Donald Trump's selection for U.S. Labor Secretary makes more in a day than they do all year. (standupkc.org)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Low-wage workers in Kansas City and across the country are staging protests in opposition to President-elect Donald Trump's selection of Andy Puzder for U.S. Secretary of Labor. The group Fight for $15 organized protests Thursday, saying the CEO of CKE Restaurant Holdings,

The movement to get a $15 hourly minimum wage is focusing on the swing states ahead of the election. (Fight for 15)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – There's a push in the last couple of weeks before the election to get the 64 million Americans who make less than $15 an hour to get out and vote. This week, Fight for 15 Kansas City hosted a Facebook Live Town Hall event, featuring first-time voters from swing states expla

Missourians are being encouraged to press the presidential candidates to talk about their plans for social security. (aarp.org)

ST. LOUIS – Most who watched the second presidential debate at Washington University will likely agree there was more jabbing and political rhetoric than substance. Advocates are hoping the third and final debate will turn out differently. Nancy LeaMond, executive vice president and chief ad

Volunteers are needed to help Missouri residents prepare tax returns. (AARP)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - If you like numbers, working with people and have a little extra time on your hand, AARP Missouri could use your help. The organization offers free tax help to seniors, low-income residents, people with disabilities and those with limited English skills. Bob Juergens, state co

Nearly half of Missouri voters say they strongly support candidates who want to raise the minimum wage. (Virginia Carter)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The federal minimum wage has been frozen at $7.25 an hour since 2009. But several grassroots organizations are determined to change that and are focusing on seven swing states, including Missouri, which they say are key in this upcoming election. A recent poll by Publi

Missouri will be represented at the first ever national Fight for $15 convention. (Stand up KC).

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The first-ever nationwide Fight for $15 convention is being held Friday and Saturday in Richmond, Virginia. A contingent from Missouri will take part in a march and rally. Terrance Wise is a fast food worker from Kansas City, and a member of Fight for 15 and Stand Up KC. He sai

Several fundraising events will support female candidates running for office in Missouri between now and the November election. (livingstoncountymo.com)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - An effort is under way in Missouri to get more women elected to office. The Missouri Women's Leadership Coalition is holding a series of fundraisers across the state to add some campaign money to the coffers of female candidates they've endorsed. Jane Crigler, president of the

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