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PNS Daily Newscast - March 30, 2017 


Featured on today’s rundown; LGBTQ Americans excluded from the 2020 Census; we take a look at how Trump’s energy policies could hurt the sector’s biggest jobs creator; plus how overturning online privacy rules may especially impact immigrants.

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Public News Service - MO: Senior Issues

Missouri voters will decide the fate of Amendment 6 next week. Several groups have come out saying it threatens voting rights. (mo.gov)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With just a week before the election, Missouri's largest grassroots environmental group is mobilizing against Constitutional Amendment 6, otherwise known as the Voter ID law. If approved, it would amend the state constitution to require voters to prove their citizenship

Missouri voters will decide the fate of Amendment 6 next month. (mo.gov)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- On next month’s ballot in Missouri there is a new voter ID law that opponents say could take away the rights of thousands of state residents. Constitutional Amendment 6 would require anyone wishing to vote to verify their identity, citizenship and residence, potentiall

Flu seasons have been starting earlier in the past couple of years, so it may be time to check with your physician about flu-prevention strategies. (grundyco.org)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Flu season normally reaches its peak after Christmas, but flu cases have been showing up earlier in recent years. That means it's time to check in with your doctor about flu-prevention strategies, including immunizations. That's the word from Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, director of in

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

One volunteer who goes above and beyond will be selected to receive the 2016 Andrus Award in Missouri later this year. (Virginia Carter)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Volunteers are a key part of many nonprofit groups, and for AARP, they're being called the "lifeblood" of the organization. It's National Volunteer Week, and AARP Missouri is looking for nominations for its 2016 Andrus Award for Community Service. Sidney McCarther, volunteer s

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

Tax time increases the chance that Missourians will fall victim to a scam. (Veronica Carter)

ST. LOUIS – Missouri ranks fourth in the nation in identity-theft complaints, and the risk of thieves getting your personal information increases during tax season. AARP has launched a campaign to educate people about protecting themselves from tax-related scams. Bob Juergens, Missouri state

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