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PNS Weekend Newscast - May 27th, 2016 


In the news this weekend: an attack in Egypt kills over two dozen people, President Trump's son in law is under the microscope in the Russian spying investigation, and it may take an entire village to save the planet.

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Public News Service - MO: Civil Rights

Hunger is especially prevalent in African-American households, with more than 1 in 5 in Missouri considered food insecure. (bread.org)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Anti-poverty advocates this month during African American History Month are shining the spotlight on hunger issues faced by some people of color. The poverty rate in the U.S. is 13.5 percent, nearly 17 percent in Missouri and even higher among African-American household

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

The Green Book was published for nearly 30 years after the Great Depression so African American travelers would know where they'd be allowed to stop for food, gas, and to rest. (National Park Service)

ST. LOUIS – If you're going to take one last road trip before summer ends, there's a history lesson to learn along U.S. Route 66. Frank Norris, who works on the Route 66 Corridor Preservation program for the National Park Service, says until the Civil Rights Act in 1964, African-American tra

A new report says LGBT people of color are discriminated against and abused in the criminal justice system. (iStockphoto)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri continues to debate anti-discrimination laws for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as a new report puts the spotlight on how the criminal justice system is impacting LGBT people of color. The study, co-authored by MAP (the Movement Advancement Project)

Syrian refugees fleeing war in their country are being met with resistance in some parts of the United States.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Syrian refugee crisis has created a lot of rhetoric in the United States, which has created fear and even hate by some toward immigrants and Muslim Americans. It has also led some state leaders to reject the resettlement of the refugees. Ira Harritt, Kansas City program coor

The ACLU is speaking out against SJR 39, which would allow individuals, organizations and businesses to deny some services for LGBT people. (Derek Paulson)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – If SJR 39 wins approval in the Missouri House, state residents will vote on it later this year. The bill would prohibit the state from penalizing a person or business that declines to provide a service for a same-sex couple. Under the legislation, a cake decorator, fo

Economic injustice is the focus of a Martin Luther King, Jr. forum cosponsored by American Friends Service Committee. (dandipuffs/morguefile.com)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As people across Missouri and the nation honor the work and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., an event today offers the chance to delve deeper into his teachings and how they relate to the way money is spent at the local, state and federal levels. Ira Harritt, program coo

At American Friends Service Committee Freedom Schools in the St. Louis area, teenagers and young adults look for ways to be agents of change. Credit: Joshua Saleem

ST. LOUIS - The cameras have stopped rolling and the national news crews have gone home, but in the year since the shooting death of Michael Brown, grassroots programs have been driving change in Ferguson. In the past year, said Joshua Saleem, who heads the peace education program run by the Americ

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