PNS Daily Newscast - March 23, 2017
In focus on our nationwide rundown: President Trump takes to the phone in last minute attempts to urge GOP members to back Ryancare; We take a closer look at what A.C.A. repeal could mean to the health of kids in North Carolina; plus an unusual plea from New York millionaires – please raise our taxes.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As summer winds down and kids return to their classes and friends, health experts want to make sure parents make children aware of the dangers posed by electronic cigarettes. The good news is fewer teens are picking up the smoking habit, but the latest data from the CDC sho
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - On Election Day, Missourians will be asked to vote on a higher tobacco tax that would fund schools and pay for programs to help people quit smoking. Supporters on Friday wrapped up a two-week bus tour that covered more than 20 cities to promote Proposition B (Prop B). This week
ST. LOUIS - The State of Missouri is not recovering from the recession fast enough to to keep up with the needs of school children, according to a new report by the Missouri Budget Project. It says that years of budget cuts have really hurt schools. Classrooms have lost thousands of teachers, and sc
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - An initiative petition that seeks to increase revenue from taxes on cigarettes in Missouri might not be what it seems at first glance. Opponents say it targets only small tobacco product manufacturers and would be a setback in attempts to get the state to raise the overall ciga
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