PNS Daily Newscast - March 22, 2018 

New research finds stiffer prison terms do not deter drug use. Also on our nationwide rundown: We take you to a state where 4 in 10 adults have guns; and “ghost” fishing gear is killing whales and seals in oceans.

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Public News Service - MO: Immigrant Issues

More than 100,000 Missouri children live in immigrant families. (26057/Pixabay)

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The biggest barriers to success for Missouri's children are in the paths of black and Hispanic populations, and children from immigrant families, according to a report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report ranks children's progress on a scale of one to 1,000, for mi

PHOTO: A Spanish-language version of the website is just one of many tools aimed at ensuring the Latino community takes advantage of opportunities available through the Affordable Care Act. Image courtesy of

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - With just about six weeks to go in the open-enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, the push is on to reach the Latino community, which officials say has traditionally not had widespread access to affordable health insurance. According to Mayra Alvarez, associate direc

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