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PNS Daily News - March 28, 2017 


We’re covering a variety of issues today including: word of a secret White House visit prompts calls for the House Intelligence chair to recuse himself from the Russia investigation; internet activity could be sold to the highest bidder under a bill up for a vote; and new research shows Uncle Sam is taking more from undocumented immigrants than the wealthy.

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Conservationists are calling on Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., to let his constituents know where he stands on President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency. (fema.gov)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Ahead of a Senate confirmation vote this week, environmental groups in Missouri want U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt to speak up about President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Trump selected Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt for the job, and t

Clean air advocates say Ameren, one of Missouri's biggest utilities, needs more of a focus on clean energy. (Environmental Law and Policy Center)

ST. LOUIS - One of Missouri's biggest utilities is putting a lot of money into a fund that can be used to help clean up the air around St. Louis. It's part of a settlement between Ameren Missouri and the Sierra Club that will require the energy company to establish a $2 million fund for environmenta

Medical physicists are starting to play a bigger role in hospitals across the country. (Children's Mercy)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - More and more hospitals across the country are starting to add full-time medical physicists to their staffs. That's the case at Children's Mercy Kansas City. Dr. Nima Kasraie is the first full-time physicist in the hospital's Department of Radiology, and his goal is to make sur

Extensive testing is being done for radioactive contamination in neighborhoods around St. Louis thanks to citizens who made their voices heard. (Earth Island Journal)

ST. LOUIS - In 1942, Mallinckrodt Chemical Works in St Louis began secretly processing uranium for the U.S. government. By the time it wrapped up, 50,000 tons had been produced. Fast-forward decades later, and social media has become a way for people who have lost touch with each other to communica

Ashley Wineland, above, is optimistic about what the Paris climate agreement will bring to Missouri. (Wineland)

ST. LOUIS – The Paris agreement is being called a major turning point when it comes to the global approach to climate change, but advocates returning to the U.S. say there is still much work to be done at home. Ashley Wineland, 23, was in Paris as part of the Missouri Chapter of the Sierra C

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., center, is among the lawmakers with whom concerned Missourians met to discuss the Clean Power Plan. Courtesy: J. Conner

WASHINGTON – A broad coalition from across Missouri and the nation, including business leaders, health experts, environmentalists and concerned parents, is calling on lawmakers to get behind the switch to clean energy. The now finalized Clean Power Plan from the Environmental Protection Agen

Teens are turning to e-cigarettes in large numbers, which doctors say is problematic on many fronts. Credit: www.vaping360.com

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

Two new reports find that shifting away from Missouri's dependence on coal will save consumers money and create jobs according to two new reports. Credit: click/morguefile

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - According to two new reports, Missouri can help its residents save money while cutting carbon emissions as the state implements the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan. Elizabeth Stanton, principal economist with Synergy Energy Economics, which put together on

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